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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,445 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,445
Reviews: 984
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 140
Gots: 123 | 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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barczar

Kentucky

4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates.

Peach, orange, coriander, wheat, and yeast form the initial aroma. Lemon and banana become evident, along with confectioners sugar sweetness and floral notes.

Flavor reveals more of the peach character, becoming sharply lemon and orange pith. Wheat weaves throughout, but the finish is fairly bready and a touch earthy. Notes of banana and clove surface late. Lots of great esters, but the malt backbone is substantial.

Body is moderate, with high, prickly carbonation. There's slight alcohol warmth.

So much estery flavoring, but the malt backbone balances excellently. Very refreshing, and hides the high alcohol content well until the warmth settles in. Wheat beers aren't my favorite, but this is delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 20:32:06 | More by barczar
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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is of signature wheat beer opaque gold. Cloudy and hazy. BIG head if poured too fast. This beer is gonna leave a foam mustache for sure

Smells like wheat (duh) banana bread and spices up the ying yang - excellent aromas here

Taste is big malts upfront with a refreshing taste of banana and hefe like spices. Wow- this tastes real fresh when cold. After taste is brief really inviting you to have another big sip of this stuff - now that I think of it, it's a simple brew -

Mouthfeel is easy going and crisp at first - as it warms it does lose a bit of the carbonation that was really shining thru at first. Ima finish this bottle in no time!

Overall I think I've found a beer I can go to in any situation here . It's value is unmatched at 3 bucks a bottle . It may not be fresh but this beer holds up. I'm glad this is easily found in my neck of the woods and what the heck was I waiting for to try this!!

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this brew after a little run around the neighborhood this evening, watching some fishing shows on television. Since I think that Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen is one of the greatest beers ever created, any rating of Weihenstephaner products may be skewed. But I digress. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a magnificent hazy yellow color, the color of hay. Decent soapy head of one finger which sticks around for a minute, leaving some lacing on the glass. Carbonation bubbles race up from the bottom to the top throughout the brew. Packaging is classic, no need to alter. Brewed in accordance with a purity law from 500 years ago. Thats legit.

Smell - Smacks of banana, cloves, spices, bread, and yeast. A little bit of funk to it

Taste - Very rich, banana and sweet spice flavor dominates the palate in what is a magnificent tasting brew.

Mouthfeel - Unlike the beer I drank earlier, which disappointed on mouthfeel, this brew's strong point is its mouthfeel. The carbonation and effervescence are excellent. Perfectly balanced, so drinkable, almost unreal this is a 7.7 ABV beer. The finish on this brew is awesome.

Overall - Just what I expected out of this brewery and this beer: excellence all around the horn. The Germans have this brewing thing down pat, and it is difficult for anyone to compete with them, at least in my opinion. While we Americans do have the IPA market locked up, I firmly believe that if you are looking for an excellent wheat beer, look no further than a German or Belgian brewery.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Bier Garden Asheville. Served in a tapered glass.

A- Pours a hazy light amber color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a small side patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Good whiff of banana and spice. Slightly effervescent.

T- Tons of banana, bubble gum and spice. Wheaty, yeasty, rich. Cannot believe this is 7.7% ABV. Semisweet.

M- Milky texture with a proper amount of carbonation (medium) and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A premium example of the style at a non-premium price of $3.50. What a steal. Asheville's Bier Garden isn't the first place I suggest to have a beer when in town but they sneak in some nice specials here and there and have a very decent selection.

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,445 ratings.