10 September 2009

Beer Review, Weihenstephaner Vitus

Weihenstephaner Vitus (bottle)
Freising, Germany
7.7% ABV

Appearance: Yellow-orange body, very thick white foamy head. Hazy, with some effervescence. Lighter than expected. 4.0/5

Smell: Strong yeasty citrus up-front. Some hints of malt and grains buried beneath. 4.0/5

Taste: This is fascinating. At first this tastes like a standard hefe, with a citrus yeastiness and a sweet aftertaste, but very quickly the beer changes character, leaving a maltier and roastier aftertaste. Delicious. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Moderate thickness, some chewiness due to yeast, about as expected. 4.0/5

Drinkability: Quite enjoyable. Weihenstephaner's clearly been doing this a while... 4.5/5

Overall: 4.25/5

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