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Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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:
#607
Reviews:
1,216
Ratings:
3,504
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

0.5 l bottle (bb 14.07.15) into a weizen glass. Cloudy gold color, ample white foam, ok retention, leaves a one cm head, minimal lacing. Smell has tart wheat, fresh lemon and sweet banana.

The taste begins with tart grainy wheat and banana from the yeast with a hint of lemon and honey in the background, quite sweet. The end is dry and spicy with clove and pepper, leaving a spicy and lemony aftertaste. No alcoholic taste, very refreshing. Medium-light body, high carbonation and creamy mouthfeel.

Overall a very flavorful weizen that hides it's strength well, drinkable, refreshing and flavorful. I could easily have had another one if there would have been more in my fridge. Will surely have this one again.

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Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.
Appearance - gold, bubbly, a bit foggy. A huge plume, white head. Lacing is almost nonexistent; will try again in a pub or pint glass.
Smell - lemon zest, banana, some orange.
Taste - banana, lemon, honey. A very palatable brew!
Feel - the best part of this beer. Surprisingly creamy. Incredibly easy to drink!
Overall - a beer that should please any palate!

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Passionfruit the color
Forces spice and pleasant banana
The bubbles that are laced
Never to dissipate
The finish never ends

A: Light gold with a little bit of haze. Holy crap that’s a lot of carbonation, a super well-retained head, almost frustratingly so cuz I want to pour more than 4 oz of beer into my pint glass. (3/3)
S: Heaven, I believe, would smell a bit like this. The wheaty spice is omnipresent: a little bit of clove and pepper, with some subtle fruity notes too, like red grape or banana. (10/12)
T: Starts crisp and finishes sweet, but the aftertaste comes in waves: banana, pepper, white bread. (18/20)
M: The bubbles were already mentioned, and they are quite powerful. A medium dryness across the whole tongue on finish. (5/5)
O: More. More. Give me more of this beer. The strength of alcohol is not very perceptible in contrast to the Hefeweissbier by the same brewery, but the strength of spice certainly is. I could really drink this every day. It’s so satisfying. (9/10)
45/50

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Beautiful golden yellow, with serious yeast floaties, a full white head that fades to a short layer on top and lacing.

S - Sour lemon and banana yeast notes.

T - Starts with spice, but the middle comes in with fruit and bread. The taste is much like banana bread, with a subtle sour lemon flavor.

M - Crisp, clean, and full.

O - Another strong entry by Weihenstephaner. Delicious taste, full bodied, and quite drinkable.

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,504 ratings
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