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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,470 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,470
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 142
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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Sspiff


5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Houblon Chouffe glass (looks like stemmed weizen - pilsner type glass)

Look - Perfect for a beer of this type. Light, hazy straw yellow with a persistent 0.5cm head that nicely coats and laces this particular glass.

S - Strong Bavarian yeast smell. Banana, baking bread, and a bit of cloves. Everything is clearly distinct, yet subtle and not overpowering. Like listening to music on expensive headphones.

T - This is how I want wheat beer to taste. The promises of the nose are all there, but it's followed by the ever subtle burn of an ~8% light beer. It's difficult to describe how distinct each flavor is without drowning out everything else.

F - It couldn't be better. Carbonation initially tickles the mouth, but then subsides and allows the beer to smoothly coat it making you long for more. You think it feels light and not much more than carbonation, but when you really stop to pay attention, you realize it's almost slightly oily and pretty full-bodied.

O - This beer is perfectly balanced and impressively delicate (especially considering the relatively high ABV). I am not usually one for wheat beers, but to me this is a beautiful example of everything I like about them while leaving out everything I don't. If I were to pick a beer for a spring picnic, this is my hands-down winner. For me, the Bavarian bar has been set.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 04:58:40 | More by Sspiff
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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.

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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