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Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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4.28/5
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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
 
 
Wants:
252
Gots:
627
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 3,504 |  Reviews: 1,216
Photo of StormAles
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fx20736
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a very clear, light golden color - almost white. The head was 2 finger, white, quite frothy, but didn't last long at all.
The nose is almost like a wheat beer. I get the same banana notes from it.
The taste is, well for a fraction of a second, it was a wheet beer, but then it changed, and became very interesting. I got many different flavors. I got a citrus flavor, some bitterness. I also got a strange aftertaste, I can't put words to it, but I did like it.
It feels decent bodied. Nice carbonation feel.
Interesting, but strange beer. I like it, and will look for it again.

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Photo of Hil-da-boom
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy and golden, this brew assaults your senses with a sour, citrus flavor. The creamy feel is the highlight for me. Light and sweet aroma.

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Photo of Mike_Smelly
3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZuhalOzcan
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vidblain
3.24/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Lots of rich, creamy, malty banana to the nose and the taste. Banana just is not my thing in beer. It's quite good for what it is. The color is and creaminess is lovely though. I will stick to the Korbinian and the hefe.

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Photo of Jeff_El_Jefe
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - nice orange hazy color with about an inch of head
S - does not have quite a punch of fruity aroma as the taste
T - balanced; not overbearingly sweet
F - medium mouthfeel; clean and refreshing
O - overall not bad

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Photo of dee4maine
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Banana and cloves! Say that three times fast! And pair it with lovely clean golden color and great white head, mouthfeel so nice, soft and supple, spicy satisfying finish. Stuff of legends.

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Photo of car2052
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16 oz. bottle to snifter.

A: Hazy gold daffodil with a 1 in. white head with some lacing.
S: Banana, Clove, powdered sugar, pound cake, a little bubblegum.
T: A good balanced sweetness. Banana and spice up front, breadiness in the middle, and a semi-dry finish. Alcohol pretty inconspicuous.
M: Fuller side of medium.
O: Very nice wheat. Love that it has more flavor than a lot of hefeweizens. Almost akin to a tripel with a creamier mouthfeel.

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of D-18V
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ommegangpbr
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Secret best beer. This is German, but tastes like an American/Belgian collaboration. Hoppy for the style. Soft lemon flavors. Pale gold body. An old beer that manages to taste new amongst the craft beer explosion. I paid $3.75 for this pleasure (imperial pint bottle, plus tax). I hope I find something as tasty anywhen soon.

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Photo of bluesyasian
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Golden body with cream filled foamy head yet doesn't look, feel, or taste like a bock. Tastes more like a heffeweisen with its banana and clover flavors. This is what I wanted out of their heffe weissbier that is considered a BA whale. This should take it's place. Best beer ever had by Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of avas
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EliW
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbehlar
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Warren2621
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shigg85
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cshaffer
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teambeer
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Effinwill
4.9/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An excellent hefe, but with heft and body. So well made, what a bargain compared to $10 bombers from your local average beer maker.

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Photo of Tim725
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ssippisam
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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