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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,469 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,469
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 142
Gots: 137 | 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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kagent777

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

16.9 oz bottle purchased from Las Vegas last weekend poured into my beer goblet. No freshness code, but I do see that this one is batch 6103.

Appearance: Three finger fluffy white head atop a hazy yellow beer. Exactly what a wheat beer should look like. Great lacing

Smell: Slight noble hop flavor along with the soft malt notes from the wheat. A bit of clove and banana in the scent.

Taste: A thread of clove runs throughout the taste but it does not dominate. The wheat is present along with the hops. The best word to describe all of the flavors is soft.

Mouthfeel: Velvety smooth beer with big quantities of flavor.

Overall: I think this is the first weizenbock that I have had, but it will not be the last. I really love the German wheat beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 03:22:42 | More by kagent777
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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 2,469 ratings.