Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner VitusWeihenstephaner Vitus
BA SCORE
94.6%
Liked This Beer
4.28 w/ 3,479 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
Ranking:
#602
Reviews:
1,205
Ratings:
3,479
Liked:
3,291
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
8.88%
Alströms:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
252
Gots:
617
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,479 |  Reviews: 1,205
Photo of Barleycorn
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Branlott42
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IsaacViolinist
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SGT_Cookie
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ButtWholegrocer
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the best beers ever made!

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Photo of kendall83
4.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

Honey golden in color, with thick, long lasting bright white foam. Hazy, light does come through. Aroma is classic to the style. Bready, banana, clove. Some light spicy notes as well. The taste follows, with slightly more prominent banana and clove character. A nice wheat breadiness, slightly sweet. Medium body, creamy, and high carbonation. Dry finish. A really superb beer.

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

Photo of pau622
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours bubbly and of a straw yellow color. Big, thick, heavy, foamy head houses itself on top of the beer. Fruity aroma of bananas, peaches, apricots, yeast, and more bananas. It's flavor reminds me of banana bread and apricots, with a perfectly fizzy carbonation to it. Slightly tart in it's finish. Very good mouthfeel, creamy yet nicely carbonated. Another great product from Weihenstephan.

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Photo of Grackos
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lars3141
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nihilistic
3.1/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Samlover55
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle into Perfect Pint glass
5046 date code which i think is about a year old, have been storing since July 2016
L- pale gold, with huge fluffy white head, slowly receding into the glass
S- plenty of banana , green apple, bubble gum
T- starts off tart with green apple and pear, comtinues with bubblegum, and finishes with the banana clovi-ness similar to the Hefe
F- not as smooth as the Hefe, pretty decently carbonated, ever so slight alcohol kiss
Overall this a quite a complex brew, with layered tastes and contrasts, sweet and tart, smooth and rough, definitely happy to have drank this one

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Photo of mkh012
4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally reviewing an absolute classic and a favorite of mine. Definitely overdue.

Poured aggressively into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass. A towering white head atop a cloudy yellow-orange body. Beautiful once it settles.

The nose, especially at first when the head is billowing, is absolutely magical. Banana bread, bubblegum, and grainy sweetness. A touch of grass.

The taste follows. Think Weihenstephaner Hefe on steroids. Smooth orange, lemon, biscuit, and lightly bitter clove.

Mouthfeel is creamy and medium. Perfect for a wheat beer.

Overall, world-class, easily. I still prefer the Hefe by a hair.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden hue, a little darker than a hefe. Nice white head. It doesn't dissipate completely but it does settle. The aromatics proliferate in banana candy form. Like literal banana candy, not candies made from bananas. It's mostly banana and wheat. I don't get as much clove, not that I'm complaining. The banana is a little tangy. There's a little bit of bitterness on the finish to cut it, with more estery bananas. Vitus is amazing.

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Photo of trperry
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Satorn
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bplabernie
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MattXT
3.53/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 94.6% out of 100 with 3,479 ratings
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