Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

BA SCORE
95
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3,435 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:
3,435
Reviews:
1,188
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
9.15%
 
 
Wants:
247
Gots:
596
For Trade:
5
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

Pours a deep creamy golden yellow with a large - rather, extra large head that leaves tons of lacing.

Smell is of clove, nutmeg, slight fruity banana, and some apple. Hints of sweet bread.

Taste is of strong banana, dark, caramel sweet wheat bread, sugar, clove, nutmeg, coriander, hint of noble hops. Just incredible. Dry finish, with spicy alcohol complementing the dark plum and grape notes. Also some pear, apple, and more banana in the finish.

The flavor of this beer is deeper than the Hubble deep field. The wheat is so thick, with an incredible depth of flavor. This is the beer. The beer. If I had to have one more beer in my life, it would be this one.

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Almost Perfect!

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Thanks a lot to rtepiak for this brew!!

A: This has to be the palest weizenbock I've seen, yellow in color. Full four fingers of a pure white and quite soapy looking head. Retention and lacing are phenomenal like they were with the original.

S: This is what you'd expect from a weizenbock. The yeast and the wheat are in the front. You get a nice amount of banana bread (banana, molasses, toffee, breadiness, etc...), cloves, pepper, candied orange peel. Subtle strawberries. Complex, strong and inviting. Perfect.

T: As expected from the look of the beer, this has less molasses, brown sugar and general breadiness than most weizenbock, but they are still there. Very fruity with bananas and strawberries mostly. Light grass-like flavor and floral notes. Exceptionally balanced and tasteful.

M: Oh so light and fluffy, nothing beats the mouthfeel of weihenstephaner.

O: Although not my favorite brew I had (but damn close!!), I simply cannot see a fault with this brew. It looks amazing, smells insanely good, taste is awesome and balanced AND extremely easy to drink and the feel is super light and fluffy while not being watery AT ALL.

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.26 out of 5 based on 3,435 ratings.
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