Beer 393/365 – Weihenstephaner Vitus

Weihenstephaner Vitus

Style: Weizenbock

ABV: 7.7%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Very light in color for a weizenbock, and much less fruity.

Will I be drinking this again: Maybe! It was good but not great

Grade: B+

5/2/2011: Yup, totally missed my update on Thursday. I had a week off between jobs, and took a week down in Ocean City to relax a bit. Had my first job today so I obviously didn’t want to update from there. I am back on track now, so updates will be on time!

Onto the beer. So I will be honest and say I have no idea why the weizenbock style varies so much in color. I am used to Aventinus and Victory Moonglow that are a much darker color than Vitus. The nose is kind of boozy, banana, and no sign at all of dark fruits. If I didn’t already know the style I would assume this beer is a hefeweizen. The flavor is similar to the nose, lots of banana some clove, and a sweet bubblegum type flavor. The mouthfeel is THICK! One of the heaviest non-stout beers I have ever had. To sum this up in one line, this beer is like a hefe on steroids. In my opinion this shouldn’t be considered a weizenbock, but regardless it is a good beer.

Picture of the day: Hey birthers, sorry I was kind of busy for the last few months.

Beer 358/365 – Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

Style: Hefeweizen

ABV: 5.4%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: The highest rated hefe on BeerAdvocate. Deservingly so.

Will I be drinking this again: Yup, this just bumped franzy as my favorite hefe.

Grade: A

11/1/2010: Most difficult beer name to pronounce ever. “Why-hine-steph-ahner”.. Does that sound about right? I was trying to tell my buddy about this beer, and had no clue how to say it. Also, why aren’t there pint sized weizen glasses out there? Maybe there are but I have not seen any. There is always so much empty space in the top with these .5L glasses..

The nose is a ton of banana. I know Weihenstephan has their own yeast strain, and it shows as all of their beers seem to have this amazing banana thing going on. The flavor is just about perfect as far as a hefe goes; banana, yeasty, some clove and a hint of lemon. Really don’t know how to describe the mouthfeel other than great. Rich, creamy, and very well carbonated. Would love to get a fresh case of this when summer rolls around.

Picture of the day: This one is a must click. Top 55 posters from the rally to restore sanity and/or fear.

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