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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,476 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,476
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 143
Gots: 138 | 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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MadCat

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy golden color, almost opaque. Good head that doesn't dissipate too fast, leaves some lacing

Smell: Banana, wheat, malt, pears, bread

Taste: Banana, spice, clove, wheat, malt, pears, bread, some hints of alcohol. Very complex and enjoyable

Mouthfeel: Thick with crisp carbonation, not quite as good as the other Weihenstephaner beers I've tried. Somewhat dry finish, not as dry as a dry red wine, but dryer than average.

Overall: Very good, but a notch below what I have come to expect from Weihenstephaner. Can session well for the abv. Doesn't motivate me too much to try other weizenbocks, but I probably will anyways. I find German styles interesting, and am really trying to get a good feel of what to expect from them.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 23:05:50 | More by MadCat
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wethorseblanket

California

4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Library Alehouse.

A: Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a half-inch thick white head which fades slowly to a thin cap and leaves spots of lace.

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

T: Sweetish malts balanced well with estery fruits, bananas, cloves, with a mild ABV heat and a nice woodyness.

M: Medium body and semi-medium carbonation. Fruity, estery and wheaty finish.

O: Hard to describe how intricate this beer is. Almost a cognac-like thing happening which is probably from a magical combination of the wheat and malts. An interesting "big" weizen. Again, why have I not tried this before. Really liked. Give it a try.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2014 02:01:52 | More by wethorseblanket
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Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12%

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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -12%

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California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-22-2014 23:50:00 | More by Skyjmpr
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-22-2014 18:41:26 | More by jhickman
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Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. I had purchased this one evening at Hunger 'n' Thirst when Mughugger was working in the bottle shop. I am listening to Black Sabbath as the accompanying soundtrack for this one.

From the bottle: "WBA 12 [-] World Beer Awards [-] World's Best Wheat Beer Strong"; "The world's oldest brewery [-] Since 1040".

I began the pour, only to be be surprised by its light color. I do not know why I was thinking that it would be dark in color, but I was startled all the same. I got a dense finger of bone-white head with good retention as a result. Color was a pretty sunshine-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like a Hefeweizen, especially in terms of the banana esters, although I got some clove, but accompanied by a bit of heat. I was ready to sneeze. Mouthfeel was medium. I initially thought to myself "Hefeweizen! Burned again!" since I am not a big fan of the style, but then the heat kicked in and I realized why this was a Winter beer. Bananas + heat = Bananas Foster! Man, I really dug it in Advanced Foods in HomeEc when we did flambe desserts. Hit the lights, get some fire going and serve. In this case, I was getting ready to hit the deck! It was like a rabbit punch. I did not see this coming, despite the label. Finish was dry, mainly thanks to its inherent heat. Phew! Sabbath plays on while I may be played out.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 00:22:52 | More by woodychandler
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California

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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California

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Hazy, cloudy rusted wheat yellow body. Rocky white head that pretty much doesn't recede. Lacing is minimal.

Aroma: Boozy right away, then bready, yeasty, and fruity with mostly banana.

Taste: Much like the aroma. The alcohol really comes out early before becoming very grainy with loads of bready notes. Banana throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: Excellent taste and aroma, very boozy though.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,476 ratings.