Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner VitusWeihenstephaner Vitus
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Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy straw colored beer, with very active carbonation. White cap is fluffy and foamy. The head maintains a thin layer the whole way down. Leaves occasional large patches of lace.

S: Slightly musty, with a generous dose of cloves and hay, plus a hint of banana.

T: Starts out sharp and dry. The taste of raw grains is quite evident. Bitterness provides a well balanced bite of clove and coriander. The tingle of carbonation helps the bitterness along. Finishes tart and dry, with lingering lemon and raw wheat flavors.

M: Medium body is grainy and coarse. Carbonation level is high like it should be, and leaves a tingle on the tongue that lasts long after the beer has left the mouth behind.

D: Kind of like a regular hefe turned up to 11. The extra body lets you know this is a strong beer, yet it drinks lighter than it is. I wished the banana factor was a bit higher, but otherwise this is very nice.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$3.29 for a 16.9 oz bottle. A "weizenbock". 7.7% ABV. Pours out to a cloudy straw golden, forming a decent but quick thinning white head with sparse lacing. Carbonation is moderately strong. The aroma is not far removed from unibroue...a potent mixture of apple and pineapple juice with hints of spicy phenol. Mouthfeel is brisk, tart, acidic, and medium bodied with a champagne like spritzyness. Opens with apple juice, followed by hints of pineapple and perhaps mango, then cloves, a slight burnt rubber tang, some bready (but not gluey) yeast, and finishes with some crackery goodness. Not ruddy.

Lighter in flavor and color than what I expected. Not dark malts here, just slightly bigger body. Kinda like if you were to upgrade from a domestic macroswill to an "ICE" beer with the letters XXX on it, this is what you would get in the world of Hefe's. I expected more dark malts and complexity, but for what it is, it's a decent hefe.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours surprisingly yellow. A thick pillow of foam is produced even with a delicate pour, a characteristic of the great wheat beers produced by Weihenstephaner. Great head retention.

Aromas of bananas, wheat, and bread dominate. Hints of spices and noble hops.

Sweet wheat malt upfront followed by bananas, apricots maybe, and white bread. Lots of yeast esters and very fruity.

Mouthfeel is fluffy and cleanses the palate, which is produced by the excellent carbonation. Aftertaste is pretty clean, just some hints of yeast and a bit of fruits.

Alcohol is very well hidden. Very easy to drink.

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 94.6% out of 100 with 3,478 ratings
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