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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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