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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,306 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2306
Reviews: 966
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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WhiteOak

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thank you Half Door for selling this outstanding brew on tap. What a treat!

A- Vitus is a cloudy, straw yellow with a big, bright white head with good retention of copious sticky, foamy lace. One's expectation of a slightly darker color is forgotten upon the first sip.

S- Wonderful, big, seductive Hefe aromas of soft banana esters, spice and clove phenolics, wheat, caramel malt and Juicy Fruit rise up from the glass upon warming. Faint notes of clover honey and vanilla are detectable.

T- The flavor of this beer, to me, is literal perfection. Caramel, spice, animal crackers, over-ripe banana, Juicy Fruit gum, rich honey-puffed wheat cereal. The finish has a pronounced chalky, powdery yeastiness.

The super-charged classic Hefe flavor is wonderfully opulent and concentrated. The lavish quality of the combined flavor, aroma, and body is simply alluring, and I was drawn in to indulge. This is my idea of beer pleasure, right here.

M,D- The mouthfeel presents a rich, palate-caressing medium body from the traditional decoction mash. The sweet, rich finish also reveals a slight, nearly imperceptible touch of volatile ethanol. Ideal CO2 level. Perfectly drinkable.

The Vitus is simply superb.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2010 14:19:05 | More by WhiteOak
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flipper2gv

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks a lot to rtepiak for this brew!!

A: This has to be the palest weizenbock I've seen, yellow in color. Full four fingers of a pure white and quite soapy looking head. Retention and lacing are phenomenal like they were with the original.

S: This is what you'd expect from a weizenbock. The yeast and the wheat are in the front. You get a nice amount of banana bread (banana, molasses, toffee, breadiness, etc...), cloves, pepper, candied orange peel. Subtle strawberries. Complex, strong and inviting. Perfect.

T: As expected from the look of the beer, this has less molasses, brown sugar and general breadiness than most weizenbock, but they are still there. Very fruity with bananas and strawberries mostly. Light grass-like flavor and floral notes. Exceptionally balanced and tasteful.

M: Oh so light and fluffy, nothing beats the mouthfeel of weihenstephaner.

O: Although not my favorite brew I had (but damn close!!), I simply cannot see a fault with this brew. It looks amazing, smells insanely good, taste is awesome and balanced AND extremely easy to drink and the feel is super light and fluffy while not being watery AT ALL.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 20:53:11 | More by flipper2gv
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Sspiff


5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Houblon Chouffe glass (looks like stemmed weizen - pilsner type glass)

Look - Perfect for a beer of this type. Light, hazy straw yellow with a persistent 0.5cm head that nicely coats and laces this particular glass.

S - Strong Bavarian yeast smell. Banana, baking bread, and a bit of cloves. Everything is clearly distinct, yet subtle and not overpowering. Like listening to music on expensive headphones.

T - This is how I want wheat beer to taste. The promises of the nose are all there, but it's followed by the ever subtle burn of an ~8% light beer. It's difficult to describe how distinct each flavor is without drowning out everything else.

F - It couldn't be better. Carbonation initially tickles the mouth, but then subsides and allows the beer to smoothly coat it making you long for more. You think it feels light and not much more than carbonation, but when you really stop to pay attention, you realize it's almost slightly oily and pretty full-bodied.

O - This beer is perfectly balanced and impressively delicate (especially considering the relatively high ABV). I am not usually one for wheat beers, but to me this is a beautiful example of everything I like about them while leaving out everything I don't. If I were to pick a beer for a spring picnic, this is my hands-down winner. For me, the Bavarian bar has been set.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 04:58:40 | More by Sspiff
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.

A -Pours a hazy golden yellow with a incredibly fluffy four-finger snow white head of both small and large bubbles. Leaves a ton of lacing.

S - Huge banana, bubblegum, and clove aroma. A little fresh baked white bread in there also. Smells heavenly.

T - Holy crap. This beer is amazing. Huge banana and clove phenol taste which literally dances around the palate. Hints of lemon as well. Backbone of extremely clean wheat compliments the fruit esters perfectly. Slightly spicy Bavarian hops carry the finish with a bit of white pepper and add a perfect amount of bitterness to keep the banana from becoming cloying. Flavors are all extremely rich and powerful. This is basically a really good Hefe turned up to 11 like Spinal Taps amps. If there was a way to give this a 6 for taste, I would do so.

M - Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation to keep drinkability high. Everything comes together to compliment the flavor profile. Again, just..."more" than a standard Hefeweizen.

O - Simply put, this is the best beer for the style I have ever had, and might just be the greatest beer I have ever had period. Just so very good. My very first "all 5's" review, as I don't see how this brew could possibly be improved. I encourge beer lovers everywhere to give this a try if haven't already.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 04:18:39 | More by TempeBeerMan
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acelin

Kansas

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

Pours a deep creamy golden yellow with a large - rather, extra large head that leaves tons of lacing.

Smell is of clove, nutmeg, slight fruity banana, and some apple. Hints of sweet bread.

Taste is of strong banana, dark, caramel sweet wheat bread, sugar, clove, nutmeg, coriander, hint of noble hops. Just incredible. Dry finish, with spicy alcohol complementing the dark plum and grape notes. Also some pear, apple, and more banana in the finish.

The flavor of this beer is deeper than the Hubble deep field. The wheat is so thick, with an incredible depth of flavor. This is the beer. The beer. If I had to have one more beer in my life, it would be this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 04:05:48 | More by acelin
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FungusBrewer

Illinois

4.98/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vitus pours a rich, hazy, straw color. Head retention is minimal; the only thing preventing this brew from getting a perfect score. I would prefer a chunkier foam. It tastes like a beefed up version of their hefeweizen. Cloves, Banana, Bread, with a slightly alcoholic tinge. It's awesome seeing this on a shelf so far away. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 01:20:52 | More by FungusBrewer
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leonGomez

New York

4.98/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Seeing this beer first hand in the glass made me feel a bit uncomfortable because the color caught me off guard. It seemed to have a orange tint to it. Other than that it proved to be an above average brew worth the effort in enjoying. I intended to drink this in a rush but the flavor is asking me to perhaps slow down a bit. Thus the alcohol content is easily felt on the first sip.7.7% as the bottle read.

I recommend this beer because of its different nature. it doesn't posses a heavy body which means you can drink this all night long without getting full.

Get it!

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 03:31:11 | More by leonGomez
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jjanega08

Minnesota

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

A= This much anticipated beer comes to me form Mikeyv35 as an extra. Thanks Mike! The pour is a nice hazy orange color. I dunno why but I expected something much darker prolly due to the bottle. The beer is super hazy in color and yeilds a nice perfect white head thats about two fingers high and holds perfect retention. There is some decent lacing on the sides of the glass as well.

S= Nice and pungent. Excellent smell coming from this beer. Cloves, banannas, citrus, orange peel. There is an excellent amount of wheatyness to it.

T= ooooh that's good stuff. I can see why this beer is so loved. Really some excellent flavors going on. Hits my tongue sort of citrusy at first. Loads of orange flavors. Then in a very creamy way it sort of mellows out to an excellent mix of bananna clove and wheat. The finist is totally wheaty. It sort of reminds me of a orangcicle or something. Really something special.

M= One of the best mouthfeels I've ever had. The creamiest thing I've tasted in a long time. Feels like ice cream or something.

D= Wow, this beer is world class for sure. One of the most amazing things that has touched my lips in a while. A truely amazing beer. Now I just gotta find a place in MN that sells it.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 02:11:47 | More by jjanega08
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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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azorie

Florida

4.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: pours a pale yellow color with a nice 2 inch head, that did not last very long.

S: Smells just like a hefe to me, cloves, bananas, citrus hits your nose first. Some sweet malt is detected after it warms to near 50F.

T: tangy clove, ripe bananas, spices like liquorish, no hops, some yeast and sweet malt after taste.

M: creamy, medium body.

D: refreshing,easy to drink, the alcohol is well masked. I did drink 2 500ml easy before I reviewed.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2009 19:12:06 | More by azorie
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Louski

Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer stole my taste buds when I first tasted it.

A: Pours a gorgeous straw yellow with a fluffy head that's about two fingers wide if you pour it right.

S: Smells sweet and malty with very supple fruitiness

T: Perfect wheat beer flavor. Sweet, crisp and mildly fruity but the combination is done perfectly. You'll want more as soon your lips leave the glass.

M: Perfect on the tongue. Fills the mouth beautifully and leaves the sweetness behind to make you just want more. (Pardon the sexual innuendo but its that good)

O: My favorite beer. Perfectly crafted and can be drunk at any time of year. I've drank it on the beach on the summer and also warmed up with it at Christmas time. I can say I've tasted a significant selection of some of the best beers in the world and this one blows them all away.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 19:57:33 | More by Louski
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HitokiriNate85

Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Cloudy, orange fading to yellow with an insane amount of carbonation that twists and moves around like a snow globe. Bright white head that's so creamy it looks like I could sit the cap on top.

S - Traditional banana and clove wrapped in the tangy citric notes of the wheat, but turned up a ton. There are some light grainy notes as well that bring to mind freshly baked bread.

T - The same as the nose, but with every aspect being supported by an intense creaminess. The fruitiness is probably the most prominent aspect, with some apple notes backing up the banana. The intense creaminess works so well because the huge acidic wheat notes cut right through it. To top it off, the alcohol is hidden extremely well.

MF - Intensely creamy with tons of carbonation. It leaves the mouth feeling coated and the throat somewhat dry from the acidic flavor.

D - The best I've ever had for the style, and I think it's easy to say it comes from the fact that Vitus is essentially an 'imperial' hefeweizen and manages to be really refreshing despite the alcohol and intense flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 03:59:53 | More by HitokiriNate85
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cradke

Texas

4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving type: poured from bottle into Frozen ceramic mug.

Appearance: Great head. Pours a nice brown with a 3 finger head.

Smell: Fantastic. Clean wheat grains with a small hint of sugar. In my opinion, this beer really benefits from the frozen mug although that might be a mental aspect of the experience.

Taste: Great grains. In my opinion, this is one of the best german beers. It's just so clean and simple. Lots of wheat nots, some earth and figs. A little bit of brown sugar and a little bit of alcohol to add some depth but overall just a fantastic brew.

Mouthfeel: A really nice dose of carbonation. A little more substance and thickness than a traditional hefe which is spot on. The wheat notes really come out when its being moved around.

Overall: This is a truly fantastic example of German simplicity and subtle flavors triumphing over extreme hops or malt. It's truly one to behold. I find that this one really benefits from serving in a frosty mass. The ceramic really syncs with the flavors of the wheat and makes a fantastic symphony.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 22:51:03 | More by cradke
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hoplover82

Texas

4.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WOW!!!! This is truly an impressive beer.

It pours a hazy bright pale yellow that has a two finger creamy head that SLOWLY fades to a thin layer and leaves pretty darn good lacing. Not overly effervecent at all.

The aroma is bright with lemon citrus and bread dough with spicy hops in the back. Very strong wheat aroma as well. And hints of alcohol. Barely some bannana. OH! I get some pinnaple too, that's what it was. Very bright and complex.

The flavor is much like the aroma, with bright lemon citrus and slight spicy hops, just a little bitterness to keep things interesting, it lingers well.

This full bodied weizenbock coats the mouth oh so well. It's very creamy for the style, not overly effervecent at all, which I love.

Very VERY drinkable. Please go get one or two or three.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 06:06:02 | More by hoplover82
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Bobo77

Missouri

4.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bomber at Friar Tuck's. Poured into a weizen glass to produce a thick, frothy, and very lumpy head. The body resembled your typical hefeweizen. The smell of bubblegum and cloves permeated the air.

The taste is that of a nuclear powered bananna - clove - bubblegum bomb. So tasty that the alcohol burn is almost entirely missed.
The mouthfeel is rich but not overbearing. Thouroughly enjoyable for me, I would put (St.)Vitus up next to Aventinus any day. Weihenstephaner always seems to produce the highest level of quality.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2009 22:11:41 | More by Bobo77
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WMEugene

Virginia

4.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden/straw color with a thick bubbly white head.

S - Smells of banana, clove, bread, and a little bit of funky yeast. Very pleasant.

T - Much like the nose: bananas, cloves, bread, funky yeast, and light citrus flavors. Drinks kind of similar to their hefeweissbier, but it feels like there is a little bit more going on here. There's a bit of spice and tartness in the finish.

M - Thin to medium bodied, good carbonation. Pretty smooth.

O - I thoroughly enjoyed Weihenstephaner's Vitus. It's an extremely well done Weizenbock and another great beer from a fantastic brewery. World class and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 02:19:13 | More by WMEugene
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71CrazyOtto

Michigan

4.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is the champagne of beers.
I enjoy it most when the weather is warm but do drink it year round.
The only thing I don't like about it is if I drink 3 or more of them I get a hangover.
The nose is in heaven breathing in this jewel of a beer. Citrus and clove paradise.
If Vitus were alive today he would be honored to have his name on this great beer surely.
I'll be watching many a MLB game this summer while enjoying a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 13:14:11 | More by 71CrazyOtto
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HotterThanHell

Arizona

4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Please don't think that I am biased becuase my brother is a student at Weihenstephan Brewing College but this is truly an exceptional beer.

We'll start with the pour into a .5L glass. Had 3-4 inches of head that was white creamy yet foamy and made me wait 5 minutes before I could get to the beer. This however was a positive as I was forced to smell the aroma again and again...Whoa this must be what heaven smells like. A wonderful mix of cloves, wheat, malt with a spicy cinamon finish. By the way the beer is a dark wheat color.

The taste is much like the smell with spicy cloves, wheat and malt all in perfect harmony. It is medium bodied and very drinkable, although at 7.7% you should limit yourself to a couple of liters or you will be making an ass of yourself like TTU94 in Munich:-)

No real surprise from possibly the top brewery in the world, a Wonderful, wonderful beer, one of the best I've ever had and that's saying a lot.

Prosit!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 03:57:28 | More by HotterThanHell
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice cloudy yellow/light orange with a beautiful fizzy white head. Nose is solid banana wheat. Taste follows with balls out banana and clovey bubblegum wheat yeast german mouthgasm goodness. Mouthfeel is solid and drinkability is second to none. Hands down one of the best beers and best breweries in the world. Awesome. Thats right ColoradoBobs! AWESOME!

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 23:57:55 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.
7.7% ABV, "store dark and keep cool 46-52°F) 6102 on back label.

A - This highly carbonated, cloudy golden straw-colored beer pours with a fantastic white head. The clumpy pillows of foam slowly collapse leaving a sad amount of lace on the glass for a German weizen.

S - Vitus has an explosive and classic German aroma rich with dusty yeast esters providing glimpses of banana, clay, white pepper, and clove. Grainy pale crushed malt and husky straw with soft wheat balance out in the background providing an excellent, perfumy and inviting aroma.

T - Grainy pale malt provides an excellent base for soft wheat and plenty of yeast nuances to fill in. Similar to the aroma, Vitus displays a wonderful cornucopia of soft banana and clove, earthy clay and white pepper, and a dry, dusty finish.

M - Plenty of carbonation provides a lively feel throughout Vitus' duration but it doesn't keep the beer from an exceptionally soft and smooth feel going down. Though there aren't any noticeable hops to speak of, the yeast's dryness gives the beer great balance on the finish, lingering with a touch of fruit and spice which beckons for another sip.

O - World-Class from start to finish, Vitus' explosive aroma draws you right in, pressing past the foam for the first sip of the classic yeast-rich German brew. This full-flavored and deceptively light weizenbock goes down all too easily. It looks like I've found one of my new favorite, easy to find, German beers!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 17:56:28 | More by BeerFMAndy
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dwagner003

California

4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Game changer. What can I say, Weihenstephaner does it again.. The beer is god damn ridiculous. It's just a wheaty, spicy, clovey masterpiece with a slight hint of banana.. But not enough to gross me out, because I hate bananas. Flavor is reminiscent of a Belgian Tripel.. It's a masterpiece. I would drink this literally everyday. It doesn't exactly have the appearance that I prefer (a bit too yellow and clear), but that doesn't matter at all. It's just a wonderful, wonderful beer. Wonderful. This brewery is just genius.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 23:34:15 | More by dwagner003
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currysage1

Maine

4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After reading all about this brew on ColoradoBobs posts, I had to try it. That white tiger is enough to scare even Siegfried & Roy.

Pours with a huge four finger crackly sounding, cloud like head. Huge valleys and peaks to this one, but not much lacing. Hazy light honey yellow.

Smell is of lemon oil, bitter green apples, slight warming from the booze, nice lager yeast background, light and bright fruits. Good smell in my book.

Taste is also with the lemon oil, light fruits, but more of a grain profile as well, hops are there but don't get in the way of the light flavors probably Hallertau, Taste is slightly on the trappist side but very lightly. I'm trying to taste something but can't get it, I'm gonna have to say, Muscat?

Mouthfeel is great, very refreshing and clean, would be wonderful on a hot day or with a meal.
Drinkability is huge, got to say Bobs you called it on this one, what else you got?

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2008 07:28:51 | More by currysage1
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gkunkle

Oregon

4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my 100th review and I am proud that it is such a great beer. Weihenstephaner makes so many great beers, everything I have tried from th has been phenomenal and this is no different. I recently tried a few weizenbocks and can now say that this is my favorite. It pours a hazy dark gold color with a tall off white head that slowly dissipates, leaving some lacing in my glass. Smell is mostly wheat, but there also notes of banana and clove. Taste is similar, complex with wheat, bready malt, banana and clove notes and a touch of hops. It is sort of fruity and spicy but the backbone is still the wheat. Mouthfeel is medium/heavy with average carbonation. Drinkability is superb. This beer is everything I love about Hefeweizens, Dunkelweizens and Maibocks rolled into one, balanced perfectly and with just the right mouthfeel. Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 05:42:52 | More by gkunkle
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olimpia84

Florida

4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured the 16.9oz bottle into my Weizen glass. Like most Weihenstephaner products, the presentation of this beer is amazing with a brown and gold label.

A: intriguing glowing opaque golden/amber color with some carbonation in its body. A beautiful foamy and spongy four finger head that was glowing white decorated the top of my Weizen glass and lasted for quite a bit. Decent ornamental lacing left throughout the glass.

S: a beautiful combination of wheat, banana, fruit salad, sweet malts greet your nose and cordially invite you to try this beer. The aforementioned aromas are very well balanced and just about right in terms of intensity.

T: this beer tastes like a Hefeweizen but with a whole lot more flavor 'packed' in. As soon as you take a sip your palate will feel and enjoy an exuberant combination of wheat (predominant taste), banana, hoppy touches, sweet malts, sweet cereals, caramels, spicy cloves and ends with a slight bitterness that is never offensive and actually adds to the experience. This is the perfect example of how a beer can pack a great number of flavors and balance them in such a way that ends up being an enjoyable experience.

M: very smooth and drinkable, medium body and medium carbonation. The alcohol level is disguised fairly well.

O: this is it ladies and gentleman... Bayerische Weihenstephan has come up with an impeccable formula on how a beer should be made. This beer excels in pretty much every category and makes for an amazing experience. Even better, this beer is fairly accessible so it must be part of your fridge at all times. The excellent combination of flavors/aromas make up for an incredible experience that it's really hard to describe unless you try this beer. Highly recommended and definitely worthy of a 'world class' nomenclature, at least in my opinion!

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 00:13:18 | More by olimpia84
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Stunner97

New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

*was turned on this beer by my bro

Appearance- beautiful golden yellow with a thick foamy billowing head, loads of vibrant carbonation stream rapidly up the glass, you cant get a more beautiful looking beer then this

Smell- bananas, clove, malty, citrus, all kinds stuff going on

Taste- tons of wheat flavors like banana and even citrus up front with a lot of malt sweetness nicely pulled in by nice drying spice and finish, really great flavor and balance

Mouthfeel- light bodied and refreshing, just very crisp

Drinkability/ overall- this beer is so incredible when it comes to drink ability i cant tell you its through the roof, never once do i feel im drinking a 7.7 percent beer, overall this is with out a doubt the best wheat beer I have had to date it has the wheat flavors but the bigger body and dryness I look for and enjoy in a beer, this beer is the proof for the non hard core wheat fan of how delicious these beers can be, i enjoy that doesn't have a lot of caramel that some of this style have, one I could drink all night at any time of the year just great stuff cant say enough from a great brewery

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 00:34:10 | More by Stunner97
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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,306 ratings.