Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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95
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3,466 Ratings
Weihenstephaner VitusWeihenstephaner Vitus
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
Ratings:
3,466
Reviews:
1,198
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
250
Gots:
612
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,466 |  Reviews: 1,198
Photo of milemobile
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of FriedSlug
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy gold beer with a white head that leaves a few random globs of lacing. A nice yeasty aroma with apricot, bananas and cloves. The nice sweet taste is the same as the nose with banana and apricot followed by the cloves. Nice and tasty beer.

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

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy, yellow with a huge, four finger high, white head that sinks down to a fluffy, creamy two finger head and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass!

Nose: Banana, coriander, citrus, orange, apricot, peach and green apple.
Taste: Lemon, orange, biscuit, banana, honey, caramel and sugar.
Mouth: Full body. Medium carbonation. Smooth and almost creamy. Sweet and slight sour ending.

Sweet, refreshing, full body, smooth... SO GREAT!

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Photo of jcflorian
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SGR1220
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Houborg1
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From decervecitas. In Bavaria glass. Playing Darksiders 2. Reminds a hefe wih a lighter, more refreshing and alcoholic body. Although the taste is pretty good, the sweetness is a bit over the top. Very foamy.

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Photo of Pdurm33
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barleycorn
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IsaacViolinist
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SGT_Cookie
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ButtWholegrocer
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the best beers ever made!

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Photo of kendall83
4.76/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BSiegs
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Honey golden in color, with thick, long lasting bright white foam. Hazy, light does come through. Aroma is classic to the style. Bready, banana, clove. Some light spicy notes as well. The taste follows, with slightly more prominent banana and clove character. A nice wheat breadiness, slightly sweet. Medium body, creamy, and high carbonation. Dry finish. A really superb beer.

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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pau622
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours bubbly and of a straw yellow color. Big, thick, heavy, foamy head houses itself on top of the beer. Fruity aroma of bananas, peaches, apricots, yeast, and more bananas. It's flavor reminds me of banana bread and apricots, with a perfectly fizzy carbonation to it. Slightly tart in it's finish. Very good mouthfeel, creamy yet nicely carbonated. Another great product from Weihenstephan.

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Photo of Grackos
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.26 out of 5 based on 3,466 ratings.
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