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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,310 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2310
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%


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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Stunner97

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4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

*was turned on this beer by my bro

Appearance- beautiful golden yellow with a thick foamy billowing head, loads of vibrant carbonation stream rapidly up the glass, you cant get a more beautiful looking beer then this

Smell- bananas, clove, malty, citrus, all kinds stuff going on

Taste- tons of wheat flavors like banana and even citrus up front with a lot of malt sweetness nicely pulled in by nice drying spice and finish, really great flavor and balance

Mouthfeel- light bodied and refreshing, just very crisp

Drinkability/ overall- this beer is so incredible when it comes to drink ability i cant tell you its through the roof, never once do i feel im drinking a 7.7 percent beer, overall this is with out a doubt the best wheat beer I have had to date it has the wheat flavors but the bigger body and dryness I look for and enjoy in a beer, this beer is the proof for the non hard core wheat fan of how delicious these beers can be, i enjoy that doesn't have a lot of caramel that some of this style have, one I could drink all night at any time of the year just great stuff cant say enough from a great brewery

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 00:34:10 | More by Stunner97
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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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