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Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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4.28/5
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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:
#608
Reviews:
1,219
Ratings:
3,518
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
253
Gots:
634
Trade:
5
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Photo of D-18V
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ommegangpbr
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Secret best beer. This is German, but tastes like an American/Belgian collaboration. Hoppy for the style. Soft lemon flavors. Pale gold body. An old beer that manages to taste new amongst the craft beer explosion. I paid $3.75 for this pleasure (imperial pint bottle, plus tax). I hope I find something as tasty anywhen soon.

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Photo of bluesyasian
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Golden body with cream filled foamy head yet doesn't look, feel, or taste like a bock. Tastes more like a heffeweisen with its banana and clover flavors. This is what I wanted out of their heffe weissbier that is considered a BA whale. This should take it's place. Best beer ever had by Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of avas
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EliW
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Warren2621
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shigg85
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cshaffer
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teambeer
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Effinwill
4.9/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An excellent hefe, but with heft and body. So well made, what a bargain compared to $10 bombers from your local average beer maker.

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Photo of Tim725
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ssippisam
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L -- Fairly turbid, juicy-looking orange body with a dense, three-finger white head produced with gentle pour. Good retention and lacing.
S -- Lemon, wheat, cloves, fruity yeast esters
T -- Wheat, jasmine, banana, gentle malty sweetness, and a fruity tartness on the finish
F -- Light mouthfeel. Highly effervescent. Refreshing and bright.
O -- Nice spice profile

86/100

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Photo of ImperatorScab
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of chossboss
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It poured a hazy yellow/orange and initially leaves a big three inch white foamy head in my weizen glass. The head does eventually die after five minutes. The very hazy yellow/orange body does show some light slowly moving carbonation. The smell has the clove up front with the esters powerfully backing it up. Some lemon comes out as well. As the beer warms, it gets a bit more peppery. The taste is sweet yet peppery at different times. It comes across pretty smooth in the taste. The palate is about a medium and initially sharp cutting my tongue like a knife. Fortunately, as the beer warms, it smoothes out a bit. This is not exactly a sessionable beer, a one and done bomber, though the alcohol isn’t tasted, it gently gets felt after a good hour. There is a slight sticky aftertaste and finish. Overall, this is good for its style and good for me.

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4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bubble gum, bubble gum in a dish...
What an awesome beer, to say the least. Weihenstephaner is amazing, ans this on is perched at the top with the rest.

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4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TR_Severance
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber of Vitus at a nearby BevMo. Always been meaning to try this, and finally picked it up. Glad I did.

Now to the review:

Hazy straw yellow with bubbles surging up from the bottom of the glass the entire session. Pillow-y, bleach white head that retains all around the glass.

Smells like Mom's Sunday baked ham: clove, with hints of light citrus.

Very smooth. All around plenty of tiny, dense bubbles.

Wow. There is so much flavor. It's almost overwhelming how much there is. You don't get that from the smell alone.
Sweet cloves, some banana, some yeast, faint lemon. Very malty. It's like biting a piece of spiced banana bread. The bomber says 7,7%, but there's no alcohol taste or burn.

Honestly, I don't know if I could drink many of these. It's surprisingly sweet. I prefer Weihenstephaner's Hefeweisen, as it's not as aggressive, but this is like the edgier teenage version of that: more extreme...plus all the cool kids call it "Vitus."

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Photo of Curtis
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful beer ! Pours a hazy faded lemon yellow, not chunky, just not even the least bit clear. Expected sediment -absolutely none to bee seen. Yeasty, fruity smell, but not sour, clear banana and clover. Nice tight lacy head that dissipates leaving a nice ring. Mouth feel is smooth, good carbonation, no after bite at all. Flavors are yeasty, wheat, no sour tones, some banana, some citrus (no grapefruit thankfully - I HATE grapefruit !) almost no hops. Expected it to be sour but it was not in the least. Finish is smooth. I love this beer ! Very drinkable. Wish I had bought more (got it out of state and not likely they will ever have it here )

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,518 ratings
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