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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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thekevlarkid

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Wouldya look at the name of this brewery? What a mouthful! But would the ‘Vitus?’ be a mouthful I approved of? Well… to find out I poured this Weizenbock out of a bottle into my glass where it quickly formed a billowing head of slightly yellow-tinted foam. The liquid itself was a cloudy, golden, wheat color with lots of rising carbonation. The retention of the head proved to be quite good and it left sliding bands of lacing. The aroma was of sweet malt and some doughy malt, fruity esters, cloves, coriander, honey and a little pepper. The flavors were pleasantly complex yet inviting and very agreeable. I tasted the sweet malt and wheat first with notes of shortbread cookie dough (sorta sweet, buttery and vanilla-ish) followed by the aforementioned spices. The honey and fruity esters appeared in the middle along with some honeysuckle and floral hops. The pepper note combined with the hops towards the end giving it a spicy, spirited finish. I was also totally amazed at how easy it was to drink this beer. 7.7%? Are you sure? The mouthfeel was creamy, the body medium and the carbonation on the feisty side. I really enjoyed this beer and think it’s a bargain for the quality it delivers, not to mention the efficacy of its impact…

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 22:49:09 | More by thekevlarkid
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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.