Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

3,458 Ratings
Weihenstephaner VitusWeihenstephaner Vitus

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.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.64/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head that sticks around for a minute or two. Wonderful nose of bananas and citrus. Crisp clean flavor with a hint of bananas and a hint of alcohol at the finish. Creamy mouth feel. With all the great reviews you don't need me to tell you this is an outstanding beer.

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4.7/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tastes, smells and looks like a buff Heifewiezen. Cloudy gold with a minimal and quickly disappearing head. The smell is banana, clove lemon and bubblegum, but tempered by a stron malt backbone. This one is pretty smooth for the ABV. Quite a tasty treat.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Half litre bottle poured into an oversized Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

A: Colour was orangy golden, hazy. I expected a huge head to form, bit that wasn’t the case,
there was only a moderate amount of foam on top, not much lacing clung to the glass.

S: Yeast, clove, banana and esters.

T: Mainly followed the nose, but also added some orange and milky notes. The really impressive aspect was how well the booze was concealed.

M: Minimal carbonation, slightly thick texture, smooth.

O: Understated but classy, not much more to add.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.26 out of 5 based on 3,458 ratings.
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