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Weihenstephaner Vitus by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

After a one and a half hour commute, I was looking forward to beer #299, Weihenstephaner Vitus by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan.  It almost didn’t happen.  As I opened the bottle, it was like someone shook the bottle up, the beer came rushing out like lava forcefully ejected from a volcano and on to my floor.  I quickly picked up the bottle and was able to save about 3/4 of a tulip glass worth.  Can this night get any better?  I sure hope so.

Weihenstephaner Vitus is brewed in the style of a Weizenbock by the the worlds oldest brewery, Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, from Germany.  The ABV is 7.7%

What I was able to save was a beautiful cloudy golden amber color.  The fluffy white head was massive.  Excellent nose this one had, cloves and banana along with a nice toasted malty bread and pepper aroma.  There was even a touch of hops in the form of a citrus aroma.  The taste didn’t disappoint, the hops came through with an orange like flavor.  It had a nice spice taste with black pepper and cloves.  It was nice and malty with a bit of caramel and bread…think toast.  I didn’t get the banana I picked up on the nose in the taste though.  Near the back end was a nice smoky burnt flavor.  The body was medium, it was nicely carbonated, and it was quite smooth and creamy.  This was highly drinkable.

This was a fantastic beer.  It had such a nice flavor with everything working together, I guess you could say in harmony and nothing being overpowering.  I have had three beers from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan and each has been world class.  Do yourself a favor and try them if you see them.  I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Rating: A+

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dark by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Happy First Day Of Summer!!!  May your days be filled with plenty of sunshine and heat.  I love the summer…just call me old Mr. Heat Miser.

“I’m Mister Green Christmas, I’m Mister Sun, I’m Mister Heat Blister, I’m Mister 101.  They call me Heat Miser, What ever I touch, Starts to melt in my clutch, I’m too much!“.  Guess where that came from  and if you do get it…pat yourself on the back.

To celebrate the first day of summer, how about a beer form the world’s oldest brewery?  Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan is that brewery from Germany and they claim they have been brewing in some form since 1040 AD. That is a long, long time ago.  I doubt beer #205, Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dark, is quite that old.  This Dunkelweizen (German dark wheat beer) with ABV 5.3% looked very nice on the pour.  The head went on forever atop this cloudy light brown (it looked a bit like iced tea) brew.  The nose was a nice mixture of wheat, banana, bread and spices.  The spices were cloves for sure.  It tasted really good, all of the things I smelled I could taste along with a nice malty backbone plus a bit of fruit sort of like a melon.  This was smooth and creamy with just a touch of tongue tingling carbonation.  The body was somewhat south of medium but north of light.  It was really refreshing and super easy to drink and enjoyable from the first sip to the last.  I should have picked myself up another or three.

Another excellent brew from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan.  This is my second from them and both are some of the best beers I have ever had.  If you see this…you should give it a try, I don’t think you will be disappointed.

Rating: A

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Beer #32 is a Hefeweizen, a German wheat beer.  Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, ABV of 5.4%, hails from Germany and according to the label is brewed from the oldest brewery in the world.  Also of note on the label it mentions “Brewed Under The Purity Law of 1516”.  I would say the Germans must know a thing or two about brewing beer if there were laws about it back in 1516.

This beer had a lovely hazy honey color to it.  The head was huge and foamy, rivaling the head of Duvel.  It was a very fragrant brew with aromas of bananas & cloves & spicy yeast.  This made my mouth water just from smelling it.  Taste did not disappoint, the nose was exactly how it tasted to me.  Absolutely delicious!  Mouthfeel was excellent, silky smooth and slightly thick with great tight tingly carbonation.  This was highly drinkable.  It could easily be a session beer for myself.

This was easily one of the best beers I have ever had.  I have heard of people using the term balanced when it comes to beer, and to me, this is perfectly balanced.  Nothing is overpowering or understated.  One should go out of their way to find this if at all possible, I know I will.

Rating:  A+


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