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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,310 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2310
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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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down very slowly and leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of wheat, cloves, spices, banana and yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice wheat character with a mix of cloves, pepper, banana, yeast and bready notes.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium/high carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 19:20:46 | More by SebD
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a couple fingers worth of fast-fading head and quickly rising carbonation bubbles throughout

S: A bunch of wheat malts and Belgian yeast, which brings forward the usual banana and clove suspects along with other light fruits

T: Follows the nose, with the flavors jumping out more than the nose would have suggested. Very banana, clove, and wheat forward with the alcohol nearly unnoticeable. (at least until it warms up a little). There is NOTHING that could make a strong wheat beer any better. PERFECT

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not nearly as soda-like as the appearance would suggest with the amount of bubbles rising

O: The true alcohol strength of this beer is so amazingly hidden, I would have guessed that it was no more than 5% and it's nearly 8%! Drinks extremely easily and more like a regular hefe than a bock. Absolutely worth trying, especially at the price

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 02:54:28 | More by BEERMILER12
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Mavigo

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this earlier during the summer at a restaurant, It was really, really good so I figured that I would issue a proper review for this beer. Served in a tall stein mug.

A: Poured a wonderful cloudy golden-orange honey color, with a white colored finger width head that dissipated quickly with small patches of lacing.

S: Very refreshing and aromatic smell, dominated by wheat, picking up citrus hints, like lemon peels, smell some yeast too

T: Delicious, very smooth. Very sweet too, tastes grainy, like wheat or bread, tastes fruity like bananas, has a citrus and spicy tinge at the finish.

O: This is what I remembered from earlier in the year, Its a superior beer and my first from Weihenstephan, left a amazing first impression, I'd like to think of it as more of a summer/warmer weather beer, but even now it's outstanding and I recommend it to everyone.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 19:08:35 | More by Mavigo
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into wheat beer glass

Hazy golden color. Beautiful, full thick white three finger foamy cap.

Clean, crisp, fresh smell of Banana's with a hint of cloves, caramel and a whiff of lemon. Light to medium mouthfeel

Delicious with a small hint of alcohol on the finish. No bitter aftertaste. clean and refershing. Sweet with banana and slight clove taste. Definite repeat , delicious beer.

Back up the trucks and stock up the fridge. Great classic beer. A favorite. Savor it and enjoy. They had a 500 year head start on Rheinheitsgebot , imagine what they can produce in the next millennium?

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 03:40:58 | More by WunderLlama
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GPHarris

Alabama

4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

a - poured a four-fingers thick white head into a weizen glass. the head was dense, rocky, billowy and long-lasting that left thick lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright golden color with tons of bubbles.
s - big banana and clove aromas balanced out by wheat.
t - clove, wheat, bananas and other fruits.
m - this is stupendous. medium thickness and velvety smooth with a crisp finish.
o - first time having vitus and i'll be seeking it out again. so drinkable and flavorful. the mouthfeel is as good as it gets.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 13:24:10 | More by GPHarris
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bambam2517

Arizona

4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass and served at 40F.

A - Translucent and hazy yellow-gold, like hay. Ridiculous amount of bright white head develops, light and creamy. Reduces slowly and leaves a nice trickle of lace down the glass as it is drank.

S - Grassy, bready, picking up the yeast and the hop character in equal amounts. Extremely bright and fresh smelling. Banana esters and brown sugar. A bit of pear ester there as well.

T - A bit of a Belgo influence going on here? Some sweetness, caramel-like, folded in with the banana flavor. Its a bit like bananas foster. Along with that though is a subtle citrus character, along with a nice yeast backbone reminiscent of bread. Excellent!

M - Refreshing, light mid-palate and a remarkably clean finish. Detecting a bit of warmth on the roof of the mouth, but its incredible to me that this is 7.7ABV and is such a smooth finisher.

O - Among the best in my book. I love it, I'd drink it all summer if it were readily available to me. It will be on hand at my place for sure!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 03:18:38 | More by bambam2517
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Greywulfken

New York

4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy straw colored beer with a fat white head in a weizen glass

S: sweet malts and pale fruits, floral and spice elements

T: bread and biscuits with honey, lush pear and banana; clove and spices; juicy maltiness and delicate high points

M: creamy, rich, fuzzy, soft, and smooooth

O: this is an epic beer, full of amazing flavors and with a great mouthfeel - warning: extreme drinkability

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 00:03:20 | More by Greywulfken
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer has been on my WANTS list for about 2 years, and now it's easily available at several locations in the Columbus area. I picked up this bottle for $2.99 at Palmers Beverage.

The beer is way paler than you'd expect, I guess Aventinus set the dark standard in my mind for this style. But Weihenstephaner is the world's oldest brewery so who knows what's appropriate... Anyway all other measurements reveal this as a world class beer. The aroma is hefeweizen squared, twice the banana and all the clove. The flavors are near perfect, absolutely delicious estery fruits riding on a creamy and thick mouthfeel. I drank the entire bottle much quicker than I expected, this is sinister and delicious.

I give this my strongest stamp of approval, this beer is at least as good as Aventinus.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2008 00:14:34 | More by TurdFurgison
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mynie

Indiana

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottles being served at the Lava Lounge in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Must be a new arrival in the state since I've never seen it before. Of course, due to our shitty liquor laws you're still going to have trouble finding it unless you are at Lava or John's in Iowa City.

Nice pour. Call me an idiot but I thought that weizebocks were dark and chocolately looking, but this is a really cool shade of electric yellow with a big white head. Minimal haze, too. That's unexpected but still nice, since it really adds to the overall slickness and sheen of the beer.

Smell is awful intense. Like an really hugely ramped up hefe. You don't get the slight chocolate nodes that I'm used to see in weizenbocks but you really don't care. Gigantic banana,

Things stat off with a zip of yeast like you're licking a 9-Volt battery. It might sound strange but it's actually pretty goddamn delicious. This rips round into a intense wheatmalt of white pepper and banana which is balanced perfectly by a lightly spicy, lightly sweet finish and lingering nodes of yeast. Nice.

This brewery can do no wrong.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2008 03:15:27 | More by mynie
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jmalex

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like so many others, ColoradoBobs made me want to try this beer. I managed to find one at Julio's in Westboro, Mass.

APPEARANCE: Pours into an Aventinus glass a hazy, pale straw yellow. Talk about unexpected. A 3-finger white head befitting a wheat beer forms on top and slowly drops to one finger and holds strong.

SMELL: It's yeasty - not a whole lot of banana, but pretty heavy on the clove. A lemony citrus aroma holds strong as well. The wheat smells light and sweet with a crisp tartness. No indication that this is any sort of bock-strength beer.

TASTE: Holy... It's a hefeweizen, but so much more. It definitely tastes bigger, but it's still so light on the palate. There's no sickly sweetness whatsoever, and the whole banana/clove/estery flavors come up just enough to balance. The slightest bit of warming alcohol is there across the palate, but it's wheaty bliss all the way through the finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Appropriately medium full, but with a light pillowy feel that you'd expect from a hefeweizen. Carbonation is on the higher side.

DRINKABILITY: How to make a weizenbock more drinkable: make it taste like a hefeweizen. Stunning. You know this beer is bigger than it should be, but it drinks just the same.

This is a home run for sure. Everyone should subscribe to the gospel according to ColoradoBobs and drink one of these now!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2009 21:53:36 | More by jmalex
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br3wmeister

Colorado

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Large frothy white head rises form this hazy dull golden colored beer as it is pored. The head drops to a thin film capping the beer leaving some lacing but nothing impressive.

S- Sweet ripe banana, light hay and clove spice it the nose first. Also a hint of lemon peal, light sweet fruit, vanilla and a sweet flowery aroma.

T- Subtle waves of complex and sweet flavors make this beer what it is. Lots of nice spice blends beautifully with ripe sweet bananas. Some lemon flavors add a little tang in the middle but then sweet bananas take over again. Hints of vanilla and clove present throughout. Ends with a light hop presence that helps balance the sweetness.

M- Medium bodies beer that seems to float on the tongue. Very smooth and juicy with some dryness and hop nip in the end.

Overall this is a very good beer, amazingly drinkable for the ABV almost no alcohol detectable at all. You could drink this on a cold night or in the summer heat. This is an all season beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2009 05:02:03 | More by br3wmeister
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TheSarge

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vitus pours with a whole bunch of pillowy white head, and the body is actually very light in oranghish and hazy gold in color.

Aroma qualities are very peppery, banana, and clove in character.

The taste is in the same with the aroma. The detection of higher alcohol content is barely detectable from the original hefeweizen that Weihenstephan puts out. The peppery flavor is very prominent and ends with a slightly sweet banana note.

This is one of the most drinkable Weizenbocks. It's less complex then some, especially Aventinus, which makes this a very sneaky brew. It basically is a Weihenstephaner hefeweizen on roids, and hides its strength very well.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 18:33:27 | More by TheSarge
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TLove

District of Columbia

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Cleveland Park liquors, D.C.

The complexity and aptness of Weihenstephaner's weizens never cease to amaze me. The Vitus is without a doubt one of the best of its kind.

My first true Weizenbock in the U.S. Ample, orange-cream body with hazy head and supple head. Full-bodied and wet weizen smell, alcohol barely noticeable. There is a touch of citrus and wheatberries with a touch of piney, almost banana-like taste. Cloudy and residue-laden that is extraordinarily soft. Carbonation is noticeable, but not overdone in the least.

Alcohol not even noticeable. Beer is particularly soft and smooth on the back end with that banana taste again. MMMM, yum!

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2009 23:26:13 | More by TLove
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - This caught me completely off-guard. I was expecting a dark beer, as per all other weizenbocks that I have had. Pale hazy yellow color. A lot of head, no lacing.

S - Bananas and cloves - especially the cloves. Touch of lemon pith

T - Initially, there is a lemon and banana flavor. Followed shortly by the cloves. Then it becomes a very mild watery taste. The aftertaste is some bready, biscuity notes. Not really any bitterness. This is hard to top.

M - Smooth, thick, very refreshing.

D - Excellent! I could drink this all day!

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 06:11:26 | More by mrasskicktastic
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a two-finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Light hazy amber color, yeast left in bottom of bottle. Medium bodied and strong carbonation. Nose is a spicy yeast. Flavor is sweet spices, lemon and yeast. The best weizen bock I've had (at least 10), it beats Schneider Aventinus. $3.25 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 22:33:18 | More by jdhilt
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted 1 January 2014. First beer of the new year.

Pours a cloudy pale yellow, a lovely color, bright and inviting, and reminiscent of tall grasses in mid-summer.

Smell is an eruption of yeast and wheat. It's like an over-the-top, high-ABV hefeweizen, which is as I think it should be. Big alcohol-soaked banana bread, with a decent dose of delicate spice. This is the epitome of what a yeasty wheat beer should smell like. Wow.

Taste is excellent, but a bit boozier than I'd like it to be. Starts out sweet and fruity, full of banana esters, becomes bready, then drifts to boozy. Dries out nicely, like corn husks.

Feel is top-notch as well. Medium-heavy body, but buoyant and expansive. Carbonation is near-perfect, fuzzy and lasting. Wow again.

This is one of the best beers I've ever had. It's a touch boozy, but that's understandable. The balance of smells and flavors, the feel, the whole package. Unlike most beers, as I mentally dissect it, I'm even more impressed by it. Weihenstephaner is, in my opinion, the king of wheat beers, and this is a perfect example of why.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 03:10:26 | More by zeledonia
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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- hazy pale golden, looks just like a hefe. big creamy white head is full of wheat proteins and has excellent staying power. foam is very noisy and active and it bubbles like cheese under the broiler. tons of wavy lace as well. as the foam settles it maintains the shape of a baseball sized hemisphere in the center of my weizen glass.

S- estery vapors, yeast, clove, banana. a bit of sweetness and some white bread, apple and pear skin. very simple and very nice.

T- wheaty, bready, and very very yeasty, somewhat tart and fruity with extremely well hidden alcohol. this could easily pass for a hefeweizen under 5% abv. clove, banana, apple, pear, white grape, sweet basil, and very mild grassy hop flavor. alcohol dryness and some floral esters and a touch of alcohol bitterness become evident in the spicy, almost lemony finish.

MF- plush and creamy, this beer feels so much bigger than it looks while still possessing crisp, refreshing, drinkable qualities. could be the most refreshing 'almost big' beer i've ever tasted. powdery yeast feel and vigorous little carbonations balance each other superbly, allowing the yeast sensation to remain on the palate only momentarily before zipping it away leaving only slick wheat proteins and a delightful dryness behind.

D- there's no way a beer this size should be so easy to drink. it drinks like it's lil brother. it drinks like a soda. the well hidden alcohol and enjoyable dryness are partly to blame. the other finger is pointed at masterful craftsmanship. as far as i can remember, i haven't had a weizenbock this light, but i prefer this version to all others. it has the look, taste, and aroma that i love from a hefeweizen but with a soft chubby body and a real alcohol kick. a case in the basement would not be out of the question. in fact, it's a damn good idea.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 01:17:46 | More by hustlesworth
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stonesean

Germany

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Drunk from a "Vitus" glass that a freind gave me (thanks Andreas!) poured from a .5 liter bottle purchased from my local Stuttgart drink market.

Total home run! My favorite example of one of my favorite styles.

Appearance: Cloudy hazy yellow, with a slight hint of orange. Thick copious head that sticks around, and laces the glass nicely.

Smell: The usual weizen scents, bannana, a bit of citrus, and spice. No real indictor of anything but a weizen.

Taste: Fruit everywhere!! Apple in particular but also with an almost winey character that I think must come from the alcohol. Plenty of the other weizen flavors as well. Not so sweet as to be overwhelming though. Finishes nicely dry.

Mouthfeel: A nice smooth almost chewy feel. Carbonation is there, but not too strong.

Drinkability: Dangerous. High alcohol content, but I can drink these over and over again. The price is right here in Germany. (About a dollar per bottle when purchased by the case) I dread how much I'll have to pay for this when I return home to the States....

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 12:48:32 | More by stonesean
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nicnut45

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- hazy dark straw color. A bit of an off white head. Tight and beady.

S-this is liquid Banana nut bread. Abit of a gumball presence as well.

T-This tastes just like Grandmas banana nut bread in liquid form. Nice doughy tastes. A bit of an alcoholic tartness that seems to dry it out a bit. A bit of fruitiness that reminds me of a tripel.

Drink- Im going to keep this in the rotation. Cant believe i've never tried this before as I just picked it up on a whim.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 21:22:28 | More by nicnut45
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Looks like a typical Wiessbier only a little lighter and orange.

S: Clove and banana wheat beer aromas are pleasant. Very inviting to take a sip.

T: Huge flavors....bananas, pears, slight caramel, spices....so complex. A little bit of clove in the back end. Alcohol is there but hidden. Delicious.

M: Medium body - goes down easy.

D: I can drink this all night, But after a few bottles the alcohol kicks in. :0p

This is one of my favorite all time beers. I try to drink it a few times a month.

The craftsmanship and expertise in the style is obvious. This wonderful beer has been excellent for hundreds of years and will be for hundreds more. Take a break from ticking mediocre beers to (re?)discover this masterpiece.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 14:26:58 | More by SunDevilBeer
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Luiz0930

California

4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

In my opinion Weihenstephaner makes some of the best wheat beers of the world. You are looking at a high ABV on this, however you do not taste it (unless warm). Tastes like banas,oranges, citrus but well designed wheat Bock. Refreshing, tasteful and if the right glass is used, and it is well poured a great experience. overall an interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 05:38:01 | More by Luiz0930
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a .5L bottle to a big hefe glass, the liquid was a suprising light gold with excellent carbonation. The head was huge and white with good retention and lots of lace.

The smell was great, big loaf of fresh bread and light fruits with beautiful hints of alcohol.

The taste followed, very bready, banana, peach and pair fruit flavors with very nice spice notes of cloves and white pepper.

The mouthfeel was big and full, the carbonation was also very good, quenching and clensing.

The drinkability of this brew is only held back by it's higher alcohol. Truly this is a brew worthy of a Papal Mass by our Bavarian Pope.
Bring on the Batzen. Prosit und Zum Wohl. MK

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 10:31:44 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy and yellow in color. Fantastic off-white head sat firmly atop this masterpiece. Nice lacing along the side of the glass, for sure. Huge aromas of banas and cloves - standard fare with this yeast strain and I love every bit of it. Flavors of banana with some subtle citrus cutting it, and some spicy pepper/clove action. Alcohol makes itself known as the brew warms to temperature, but not in a bad way. Good finish with just a touch of dryness. I was thinking this one would drink slow, but this is right in my wheel house. I absolutely adore this brew. I could make a session out of this, albeit probably a short one. A fantastic offering.

Zum wohl!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2008 18:40:06 | More by goindownsouth
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czechsaaz

Washington

4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cool friuty yeast effect with a backbone of malt and hints of wheat malt. I get a little lemon and citrus but mostly fruity esters.

I was pretty surprised atthe golden color since pretty much every Weizenbock I've ever encountered has been brown. But this is very clear with a nice white head at first that fades to a big rim around my glass and leaves good lacing.

Wow, like their standard Hefe kicked up a few nothes. Lots of spicy estery flavor, lots of tart wheat malt flavor that comes of a little lemony but with WAAAY more sweet malt than their standard offering. Hop balance is good on the bittering but there isn't any hop flavor, as it should for the style it relies on the base malt/wheat malt and yeast for the big flavor! I REALLY like it.

Medium full bodied with a good creamy carbonation level.

I've never run across a German Weizenbock quite like this. I've had U.S. brewed "Imperial Hefes" that are a little like this but not nearly as good. It's basically a Big Ass Hefeweizen suitable as a winter warmer with all the refreshing character of a great Weiss Bier. Now that I know of this bier, I will probably have lots of it.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2008 00:46:37 | More by czechsaaz
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Weihenstephan Weizen Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
Thanks to MasterSki for the hook-up!

So, after seeing ColoradoBobs hype this one enough, I sought it out. Here we go...

Nice, hazy, banana yellow liquid. Over two fingers of loose white foamy head. Retention is okay and the lacing is alright. The look is good, but the head kind of disappoints.

Floral and yeasty notes hit first. Followed by light hints of tropical fruits. Nice scent of just ripening bananas. Cloves and corriander. Smells are rich and make me salivate.

Nice. Big banana taste. Almost like a good banana puding. Then the spices come into play, along with a touch of nutty flavor. Now it's like some fresh banana bread. Notes of wheat and yeastiness. Light notes of caramel/brown sugar.

Very good and creamy beer, here. The carbonation is a little bit 'sharp', though. Nice, solid medium body. Thick enough to be enjoyable, yet not overpowering.

Truly a very drinkable beer. Great flavor and easy to drink. Also, I know that it's a 7.7% ABV, but I can't detect any alcohol presence, at all. Very well balanced brew, overall.
It lives up to the hype of ColoradoBobs.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2009 21:24:54 | More by coldmeat23
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,310 ratings.