Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

BA SCORE
95
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3,465 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:
3,465
Reviews:
1,198
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
249
Gots:
612
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of LennyBound
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Appearance - Pours a golden, straw-colored body that is cloudy. Effervescent. Thick white collar of head with medium-long retention.

Smell - Strong malts, bread and doughy. Light fruity esters of banana, melon. Phenol notes of clove. No hop presence.

Taste - Sweetness from bock-like malts laced with peppery phenol of cloves, vanilla. No hop bitterness, but alcohol helps balance the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-light, creamy mouthfeel. High carbonation. Slight warming from alcohol.

Overall - A fantastic example of the weizenbock style, from what may be the grandfather of beer.

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Paid less than $3 for a pint-sized bottle at local grocer. At that price, this may be one of the best value-per-quality beers out there.

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Photo of benloho
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of PedroNasser
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of That_One_Guy
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

I honestly don't know what it is about this beer but it is damn near perfect in my book. It has a crispy fruity mouth taste, and it just gets more complex. The mouth feels is bubbly and playful. I hope that makes sense. It's a complex beer that drinks easy, a feat that for me is hard to find.

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Photo of sniperboy78
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of CUbeerfan
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of steverx8
4.43/5  rDev +4%

Photo of littlepaperkite
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Araz
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of tkdcommando
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of spacecake9
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head that sticks around for a minute or two. Wonderful nose of bananas and citrus. Crisp clean flavor with a hint of bananas and a hint of alcohol at the finish. Creamy mouth feel. With all the great reviews you don't need me to tell you this is an outstanding beer.

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Photo of Blackoutvader
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of MarkWalker6
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dmberger
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Tastes, smells and looks like a buff Heifewiezen. Cloudy gold with a minimal and quickly disappearing head. The smell is banana, clove lemon and bubblegum, but tempered by a stron malt backbone. This one is pretty smooth for the ABV. Quite a tasty treat.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.56/5  rDev -16.4%

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.26 out of 5 based on 3,465 ratings.
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