Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: German 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:
#1,091
Reviews:
1,245
Ratings:
3,600
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
Wants:
260
Gots:
672
Trade:
5
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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janubio
3.35/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden colour, big head with long retention, good irregular lace.
Aroma has a lot of cloves, bananas, malts, citrics.
Full body, oily palate, good carbonation. Sweet and spicy finish.
Taste has again a lot of cloves, banana, pineapple, peaches.
Good boozy beer.

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Photo of RaphaelSC
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearence: Cloud yellow-orange, white head with good retention and formation.

Smell: Yellow fruits, banana, clove and spicy. Bread bark and malty too.

Flavor: Medium sweetness, banana, clove and low acidity, low bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and high carbonation, banana and clove and spicy persists in the after taste and a low alcoholic heat can be felt.

Overall: Refreshing but with medium body, spicy and sweet, alcoholic and high carbonated, this beer bring a very balanced and even complex german flavour to your table!

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Photo of nasharm
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing taste. I was in Austria several years ago and I had a beer like this, I have been craving this taste ever since. Too bad I was not beet literate then (no internet) so no way of knowing what I had had. I have tried several German pilsners and weiss beers since then but could tell that none tasted like what I had tasted at that time. I have always been a fan of Weihenstephaner beers, original and weiss beer. Last weekend, I saw this one at a store and quickly grabbed it. When I had it today, immediately that taste of several years go came back rushing to me. This is what I have been missing for so many years.

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4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I want to avoid fancy sounding descriptions of aroma and flavor, but I can use "floral" as something I definitely get in the first sip. Light but murky in a small glass - beautiful color for a beer. Lots going on in every sip; nice ABV on the high side but not crazy. It is what I would give someone who doesn't think that they like beer, to change their mind.

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,600 ratings