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:
3,451
Reviews:
1,196
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
247
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For Trade:
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Bottle (6034):
Pours like a white ale, cloudy and about the most white yellow I've ever seen. The head is fluffy, sustaining, but not much lacing.

Nose is pure classics wheat, with some meadow, very light earth. There's a touch of banana, and a bit of clove, but also a lemon tartness I get in some sniffs.

Taste follows the nose, perhaps a bit more banana I noticed than a few earlier sips. Feel is quite smooth, especially as the beer warms a bit. Carbonation stays strong, letting the beer linger.

Nothing to complain about this beer, unsurprisingly. Solid but unexceptional, but as always, difficult to rate a beer that hits its style on point - is it "average" or "the standard"?

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.26 out of 5 based on 3,451 ratings.
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