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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,472 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,472
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 142
Gots: 139 | 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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djbow

Maryland

4.97/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Hazy gold color with a thick soapy head that dissipates slowly in a chilled glass but fairly fast in a room temp. glass.

S - Smells of clove, spice, banana, bread, citrus and yeast. Not a hint of alcohol smell even thought the beer is 7.7 ABV.

T - As its lovely aroma tells you up front, cloves, spice, banana bread, citrus and yeast introduce their selves to your pallet in much the same manner as they do to your nose. This beer drinks like the Big Brother or their Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. More flavor, body and alcohol as a bonus. Sort of reminds me of Gran Crue offerings.

M - Medium bodied, medium carbonation. THis combination allows this beer to go down smooth.

O - I am a Weihenstephaner Vitus fan and always have it on hand and highly recommended this brew. Enjoy!!!

Glass = Tulip Top Pint.

Temp. = 46F.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 04:41:54 | More by djbow
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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
95 out of 100 based on 2,472 ratings.