Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner VitusWeihenstephaner Vitus
BA SCORE
94.6%
Liked This Beer
4.28 w/ 3,478 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:
3,478
Liked:
3,290
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
8.88%
Alströms:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
252
Gots:
617
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of JTuomi
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

0.5 l bottle (bb 14.07.15) into a weizen glass. Cloudy gold color, ample white foam, ok retention, leaves a one cm head, minimal lacing. Smell has tart wheat, fresh lemon and sweet banana.

The taste begins with tart grainy wheat and banana from the yeast with a hint of lemon and honey in the background, quite sweet. The end is dry and spicy with clove and pepper, leaving a spicy and lemony aftertaste. No alcoholic taste, very refreshing. Medium-light body, high carbonation and creamy mouthfeel.

Overall a very flavorful weizen that hides it's strength well, drinkable, refreshing and flavorful. I could easily have had another one if there would have been more in my fridge. Will surely have this one again.

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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.
Appearance - gold, bubbly, a bit foggy. A huge plume, white head. Lacing is almost nonexistent; will try again in a pub or pint glass.
Smell - lemon zest, banana, some orange.
Taste - banana, lemon, honey. A very palatable brew!
Feel - the best part of this beer. Surprisingly creamy. Incredibly easy to drink!
Overall - a beer that should please any palate!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Passionfruit the color
Forces spice and pleasant banana
The bubbles that are laced
Never to dissipate
The finish never ends

A: Light gold with a little bit of haze. Holy crap that’s a lot of carbonation, a super well-retained head, almost frustratingly so cuz I want to pour more than 4 oz of beer into my pint glass. (3/3)
S: Heaven, I believe, would smell a bit like this. The wheaty spice is omnipresent: a little bit of clove and pepper, with some subtle fruity notes too, like red grape or banana. (10/12)
T: Starts crisp and finishes sweet, but the aftertaste comes in waves: banana, pepper, white bread. (18/20)
M: The bubbles were already mentioned, and they are quite powerful. A medium dryness across the whole tongue on finish. (5/5)
O: More. More. Give me more of this beer. The strength of alcohol is not very perceptible in contrast to the Hefeweissbier by the same brewery, but the strength of spice certainly is. I could really drink this every day. It’s so satisfying. (9/10)
45/50

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Beautiful golden yellow, with serious yeast floaties, a full white head that fades to a short layer on top and lacing.

S - Sour lemon and banana yeast notes.

T - Starts with spice, but the middle comes in with fruit and bread. The taste is much like banana bread, with a subtle sour lemon flavor.

M - Crisp, clean, and full.

O - Another strong entry by Weihenstephaner. Delicious taste, full bodied, and quite drinkable.

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Appearance (4.25) : Oh lordy. The head on this is colossal. Towering pillowy white 4-fingered head that is tightly knit and creamy. The body is a mango-pineapple opaque hue and I can barely just see the shadow of my fingers on the other side when held up to the light. It's about a 70-80% opacity. The head stays around quite awhile like a welcome guest.

Aroma (4.5) : GRIN. Cantaloupe, pear, green grape, berry, banana, with a little cinnamon and sugar. Wheat body underneath. Bouquet is medium strength. This is a nectar of grand antiquity if I ever smelled it.

Taste (4.75) : GRIN. GRIN. GRIN. This beer is absolutely fantastic. The melon and pear notes come out immediately and swarm the palate... it is so rich, so thick, so full. It's like fruit cocktail and pear juice. Banana, mango, green grape, and light cinnamon. So estery. So fruity. So...oh yes. Ends only a tad cloying and sour, but that is the only misstep with this beer so far.

Mouthfeel (4.5) : Creamy, thick, marvelous. Ends crisp, tart, and dry like a fresh apple. This is nectar. Again I say!

Overall (4.69) : I bought this 1 pint, 0.9 fl oz bottle for $2.97 at a local grocery store. I am going back for more. This beer was just out of this world good. A taste from my German heritage and a near perfect beer to boot.

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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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