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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,485 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,485
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 143
Gots: 141 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

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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Jay_Ulreich

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3.76/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had a taste for something German, and this is exactly what I had in mind.
A- Bright crystal clear golden color. Lots a carbonation. Fluffy white head.
S- Mmmmm smells like banana bread, pale malts and I can definitely detect German hops. Epitome of what a German beer should smell like, IMO.
T- This beer is sweet, and the hop bitterness is very forward, but it sort of backs off and then the malt shines through, I get earthy floral hops and then they get shy and retreat. Yeast flavor is apparant, and good. I taste some kind of metal, but Im not sure if this bottle is just kind of old or not. Solid though, just what I was craving. Well hidden alcohol.
M- creamy and smooth. A well crafted brew for sure. Its the middle of winter, but I can enjoy something like this all year round. Although I prefer a Marzen or a doppelbock, this sure is hitting the spot right now.
Overall, I love this style and brewery, its definitely nothing mind blowing, or even anything Id probably ever go out f my way to find, but beers like this hold a special place in my heart/palette. Every once in awhile I like to brake away from American hop bombs and go back to a good old fashioned German style anything.

Serving type: bottle

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N: Estery, cloves, bananas, wheaty, faint bacon.

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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