Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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95
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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:
3,447
Reviews:
1,194
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
248
Gots:
605
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,447 |  Reviews: 1,194
Photo of Gregaroo
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12-30-16 - Pint bottle poured into my Braustuberl mug. Slightly cloudy with Straw color and super frothy white head. Refreshing aroma with refreshing mouthfeel as well. Not-quite-lemony taste. Very good one. Low on the hops.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BaileyMitch
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of opieo
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A bit sweet. A smooth hefe. Strong banana and spice but nothing stands above the others. I would drink this regularly if drinking hefes. A really good hefe.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Another very good beer from Weihenstephan. Smell is mostly banana, but also malty. Taste is more spicy than their hefe weizen, with a malty component to it. Feel is very good, not over carbonated but a little sticky. Finish is smooth. Overall a very enjoyable weizenbock that I purchase from time to time.

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Photo of yaron73
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mmorris15
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Daniellobo
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bergus
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of prisdefer
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacob17
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of cdub70085
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of FBarber
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy opaque golden color. Thick pillowy white head dissipates steadily leaving a thin layer of velvety white foam.

Smell is banana, clove, pepper, honey, and a touch citrus.

Taste has notes of banana, clove and honey. Solid honey wheat malt backbone. Bubblegum and slight hoppy bitterness on the finish. Slight lingering honey sweetness aftertaste.

Feel is very smooth and creamy. Heavy mouthfeel yet extremely drinkable. Mild carbonation.

Overall a lovely weizenbock. One of the best out there.

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Photo of Jsteez
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It poured a creamy 1 finger off white head; a golden, somewhat hazy, dull yellow color. Once the dregs were added from the bottle it became somewhat murky. It smelled lightly syrupy and spicy. Perhaps some pear and fresh peaches, too. The taste was fantastic! It had a nice spiced banana flavor; some pear and some other light fresh fruit that I had a difficult time identifying. The backend was slightly spiced with bubblegum and a very light coriander; maybe some pineapple in there as well; a little alcohol flavor in the aftertaste, but not overpowering at all. In fact it balanced the flavors out nicely. The mouthfeel was crisp and perfectly carbonated; a lighter bodied brew. A nice spring/summer beer.

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Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluedolphing175
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of jwc553911
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emincems
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arizcards
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 500 ml bottle from TW Arrowhead for $3.79. Bottle code 9036 11:08:09.

Beer poured golden with a beautiful white head on the initial pour.

Nose is bubblegum and bananas, very nice.

Taste is bananas and cloves forward over a nice wheat malt base.

Mouthfeel is near perfection. Light and so delightfully smooth. It makes the beer great!

Overall a very nice beer that is a bargain at the price point!

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Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

500 ml bottle purchased at local getränkemarkt with no bottles on or best by date. Pits hazy yellow orange with solid tight bubbled dense white head; super strong scent banana, clove, light sourness (green apple?) - solid fragrance; tastes of strong babana with some wheat biscuit and light sourness - disappointing relative to the aroma; mouthfeel is medium body with mild syrupiness/cloy and imp overly aggressive carbonation; the beer is fine but the sour note at the back of the taste overwhelms the somewhat watery wheat flavors.

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

Photo of OlaB
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Gives of a hazy deep yellow color. Nice creamy top of head when I pour in the glass. Nice sticky lacings on the glass.

S: banana ripes,citrus, cloves, peppercorn and honey.

T&F: a great creamy mouthfeel is my first impression. Fruity with the flavour of banana and citrus with the sugary taste from the sweet yeast, the spices gets noticeable in the middle with cloves, peppers and other spices. Finish of dry with a sightly bitterness in the aftertaste . Alcohol content is so well hidden in the flavour

O: what else is it to say. This is a delicious and an amazing beer. Enjoyed it to the last drop. I sure would not miss one of those again

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.26 out of 5 based on 3,447 ratings.
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