Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our light-coloured, spicy single-bock, “Vitus” is saturated with fine yeast and a creamy foam. It is a specialty with a round character based on the extra long storage time. The fruity smell of dried apricots joins aromas of citrus, cloves and hints of banana. Full-bodied and sparkling with an effervescent mouthfeel. Thus, the Vitus does not taste like a typical Bock beer but more like a noble, fruity wheat beer. Perfect with red meat, strong cheese and also able to guide desserts. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

Added by Bierman9 on 03-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#652
Reviews:
1,235
Ratings:
3,573
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
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258
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Trade:
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle, at home, poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a deep yellow/ close to orange colour beer, with three fingers of white, thick soapy head, with excellent retention. Some activity in the glass. Body is hazy, semi-transparent.
Aroma of citrus fruits, bananas, bubblegum, very complex and pleasant.
Wow, fanastic taste! It follows the nose but much more enhanced and empowered. Wheat, bubblegum and bananas the most noticeable elements, with some clove and pepper noteson the finish.
Medium to thick on the body, with just the perfect carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable. The alcohol is very well hidden.
A fantastic beer, aroma and taste blew me away. Make sure to try it if you find it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy yellow, much like their hefeweizen with a massive white head with tightly packed creamy bubbles. There is a slight rosy pink tint to the beer, similar to how the hefeweizen looked, which may come from the heavy haze which keeps the other side of the glass obscured from view. Lacing is fat and fluffy, again reminding me of the hefeweizen. Honestly, if I didn’t know better I’d say I was looking their hefeweizen right now, as it and this weizenbok look nearly identical. On the nose, this beer is heavy spicy banana, with more clove than in the hefeweizen, slight hints of bubblegum, and some nice light cream and mint notes. The smell is quite sticky and heavy on the nostrils in contrast with all other Weihenstephaner beers I’ve sampled. The beer tastes wonderfully of banana bread, cloves, and slight bubble gum. The banana flavors are more over ripe than in other wheat beers I’ve sampled. The beer begins with light spicy clove and faint banana before opening into bready banana flavors with slight bubblegum/mint hints and a creamy banana smoothie note. The aftertaste is light with banana. On the mouth this beer feels chewy and creamy, of a medium to thick viscosity, with creamy carbonation on the tongue that really starts to remind me of a banana smoothie. The mouth is left clean, save for a slight creamy ichor of sweet saliva. Overall this is another terrific wheat beer from Weihenstephaner, similar to their hefeweizen but a bit thicker and heavier in the stomach. A classic for sure! Drink this beer.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

Pours a deep creamy golden yellow with a large - rather, extra large head that leaves tons of lacing.

Smell is of clove, nutmeg, slight fruity banana, and some apple. Hints of sweet bread.

Taste is of strong banana, dark, caramel sweet wheat bread, sugar, clove, nutmeg, coriander, hint of noble hops. Just incredible. Dry finish, with spicy alcohol complementing the dark plum and grape notes. Also some pear, apple, and more banana in the finish.

The flavor of this beer is deeper than the Hubble deep field. The wheat is so thick, with an incredible depth of flavor. This is the beer. The beer. If I had to have one more beer in my life, it would be this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into standard pint.

A. Pours a light honey gold color, closer to pale straw than anything. Huuuge head explodes from a careful pour, roughly four fingers. Had to pour some off and reload. What remains gives me a two finger, eggshell white head. Very good lacing.

S. Awesomely spectacular. Yeast heavy, which gives it all a charming biscuit quality. Also a lot of fruit, banana, clove, apple, pear, and grape. Truly outstanding and a perfectly incorporated bouquet.

T. Follows the nose with waves of banana, pineapple, citrus, pear, apple, and some bready malt.

M. Perfectly creamy, fruity, balanced. I just love how this resolves into banana cream pudding. So well integrated.

O. An outstanding beer. I haven't read enough about this style, and if I didn't know this was a Weizenbock, I would guess it was a Hefe. Either way, it's remarkable, and well worth the positive press I have seen for it. Highly recommended.

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,573 ratings