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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,648 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,648
Reviews: 1,011
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 167
Gots: 192 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-02-2007)
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Photo of utopiajane
4.4/5  rDev +3%

Pours a lovely light straw. The color white if wine only hay and with fat head of white foam that falkls slowly enough. The nose is sutlry fruit. The stuff your grandmother is putting in a pie. Apple skin, baked pear, light banana, clove, honey, spice a bit of cinnamon. Oh my stars. The taste is luscious Ripe and succulent fruit.l The apple skin crisp and light, the pear baked and sweet together with the clove. The honey malt The tall and crisp whet malt. That stands in the glass like a strange sentinel. Golden glowing flaky like flakes in the cereal bowl but sweet and soft too. OH! The banana light ans smooth. The mouthfeel is fruity, crisp, creamy . well carbonated and this finishes dry and with so much fruit you cannot stand to believe it’s not under a pie crust.

utopiajane, Aug 23, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -59%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jaymo18, Sunday at 10:47 PM
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

BH712, Sunday at 03:15 PM
Photo of titvs
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15C adapted to light color bock). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: sweet wheat aromas mixed with vanilla and some faint banana. no hop aromas. some alcohol. APPEARANCE: gold color and hazy. large moussy white head with good retention. TASTE: sweet vanilla flavour, mixed with a strong wheat presence. very low bitterness with a relative dry finish. PALATE: medium body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a very interesting variation of the traditional weizen bock style, which uses a dunkelweizen.

titvs, Sunday at 12:04 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

h4ger, Sunday at 03:25 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

StevieDB, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of CTbrew32
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Beautiful golden yellow color with haziness and plenty of visible carbonation.

Aroma- Strong aromas of fruity banana and dry wheat, but really nothing else.

Taste- Up front dry wheat and sharp hit of carbonation snap on the tongue which is furthered by spicy hop flavors as well. Towards the middle the flavors develops into fruitier banana/orange flavors. In the finish the malt and carbonation settle down and become much more softer and sweeter malt, almost a caramel sweetness but very subtle. Definitely a little booze noticeable in the beginning of the beer, which I think the carbonation brings out.

Feel- Very, very carbonated which becomes a bit distracting and annoying. Thw malt towards the end is really soft and lightens up the beer. At nearly 8% this is quite smooth, but there is some very slight alcohol heat that lets reminds one of the strength of the beer.

Overall- This is a really interesting beer, and undoubtedly the most complex German beer I've had (in my minimal experience with German beers). Some of the typical wheat and banana flavors from a hefeweizen, but the malt has more layers to it, starting off dry and switching to softer/sweeter malt flavors. The carbonation settles down as this warms up which adds points for me, and booze pretty much disappears with warmth too. Definitely a beer I'd revisit, but I'd probably prefer the classic weihenstephaner hefe the majority of times over this. (91/100)

CTbrew32, Oct 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

BowmanR, Oct 13, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +1.2%

wheezlelump, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of JTuomi
4.4/5  rDev +3%
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.

JTuomi, Oct 12, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -5.4%

ahalset, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%

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!

DenverHopHead, Oct 11, 2014
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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,648 ratings.