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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,300 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2300
Reviews: 965
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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Reviews by kraypd:
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kraypd

Florida

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the local World of Beer

A - Cloudy golden color with a thick white head. The head retention is very good with nice lacing.

S - Nice malt aroma mixed with banana and clove esters. The banana esters seem more subdued than the standard hefeweizen.

T - Taste is outstanding. Banana, clove, mixed with wheat. Hopping in balance with the malt. Very slight alcohol taste at the end but very subtle and well balanced.

M - Nice mouthfeel with moderately high carbonation.

D - An excellent example of this style. I still prefer the standard hefeweizen over this beer but definitely one to try.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 13:54:23 | More by kraypd
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ThaneMcC

Kansas

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: copious effervescence, cloudy dark straw colour with good white foam

S: all the classic phenols, cloves, banana, citrus and of course yeast

T: at first sip, tastes like a top grade hefeweizen, banana and vanilla flavour with clean finish

M: just the right amount of carbonation to provide some astringency to prevent this fairly sweet beer from becoming cloying -

O: probably one of the best weizenbocks I've ever had (either this is an excellent beer, or I need to drink more of this genre . . . yes.)

Excellent price point for the quality of this beer, Would definitely put this on rotation as a go to Spring/summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 00:26:06 | More by ThaneMcC
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Greyam21

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

04-17-2014 12:33:28 | More by Greyam21
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Gunch52

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-17-2014 01:22:46 | More by Gunch52
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Donnymcslick

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-16-2014 02:52:00 | More by Donnymcslick
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Sebas

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-16-2014 01:46:24 | More by Sebas
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xungmound98

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-16-2014 00:55:25 | More by xungmound98
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - 4.5 - Nice golden yellow color with a big white head on it that sticks just about forever.
S - 4.75 - You can literally smell it from arms length. Banana, vanilla yogurt, orange, white pepper, wheat bread in the background. It's so fresh and good.
T - 4.75 - Banana, wheat, fruity yogurt, bubble gum. This is a pretty ridiculously good beer, esp for the price.
M - 4.5 - Light - medium, alc covered, aftertaste is banana bread.
O - 4.75 - This beer has so much potential to be sickeningly sweet and cloying but it completely avoids that and blends all the flavors of a German bock beer in a way that's so good, you'll never want to touch an American wheat beer again.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 17:54:30 | More by ISmith87
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-14-2014 16:57:55 | More by berley31
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

04-13-2014 03:14:08 | More by markgugs
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-13-2014 03:04:53 | More by KJ2013
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Nunya

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12%

04-10-2014 00:16:45 | More by Nunya
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hopmandu

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

04-09-2014 19:02:36 | More by hopmandu
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

04-09-2014 11:46:43 | More by victory4me
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od_sf

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-09-2014 01:59:44 | More by od_sf
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dsshuck

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-08-2014 09:42:10 | More by dsshuck
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UcDru

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12%

04-08-2014 03:08:14 | More by UcDru
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Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-07-2014 21:27:00 | More by Saudereth
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SirBentham

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-07-2014 20:17:49 | More by SirBentham
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Pelican5

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-06-2014 23:00:41 | More by Pelican5
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-06-2014 22:55:19 | More by erialbill
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tbraun1

Maryland

4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to Weizen glass-

A - Rich, golden, and inviting with slight carbonation. Rich white two finger head and deep cloudy body.

S - Fruity and flowery aromas all around.

T - Not quite as light as a hefeweizen--has a more pronounced alcohol flavor but is very balanced. Still get some of that sweet, biscuity, banana type flavor on the back end.

M - Rich mouthfeel with just enough carbonation. Sweet/biscuity flavor lingers on the palate.

O - Outstanding. While I do enjoy a hefeweizen, this style and beer are more up my alley. A bit more bite, but well balanced. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 21:15:49 | More by tbraun1
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-06-2014 15:16:57 | More by thatoneguymike
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-06-2014 00:44:21 | More by dmorgan310
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-05-2014 19:23:01 | More by kylehay2004
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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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