Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,745 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,745
Reviews: 1,025
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 172
Gots: 229 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-02-2007)
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Photo of SteveB3014
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tom_Gilman
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rredshift
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigOldOaf
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This isn't a style I'm well acquainted with or particularly enjoy, but it is definitely a solid brew.

Photo of Catalin90
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larbush
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SayBoom
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johncopter
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rootbeer18
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rivarol
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of HopBomb515
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden straw color with a thick white head and tons of active bubbles feeding ahead that has some serious staying power. Lacing seemed spotty at first but became absolutely coating as the beer warmed a bit. Aromas are big with banana, clove, pear, apple and hints of cinnamon. Taste is fruity and spicy with banana and clove coming through immediately with some lighter notes of pear and tart apple. Mouthfeel starts creamy and carbonated, finishes dry and lets the fruity flavors linger. This is a fantastic example of the style, great drinking beer.

Photo of CTFalcon
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRPunk
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle from the Copper Vine into a weizen glass.

A- A careful pour still creates a huge head that crowns the glass, about 3-fingers of whipped cream. Golden-yellow body goes hazy with a yeast swirl and shows lots of carbonation. The head sustains at 1/2-finger and leaves thick, fluffy rings on the glass.

S- Bold and sweet. Gummy and bready. Hints of clove and peppery spices. Some banana and citrus. Lemon aroma grows with warmth.

T- Rich and flavorful, like an imperial hefeweizen. Banana bread is my first impression. Hints of lemon in the aftertaste. Spices become more apparent with warmth. It becomes something of a spicy holiday cake or bread. Very appropriate for the winter holidays, and more drinkable than many of the winter warmers or spiced Christmas beers.

M- Full bodied with enough carbonation to keep up and make things creamy. A little smooth alcohol warmth.

O- I've read about this one for years and just happened upon it at my local bottle shop. I've definitely been missing out. I'll actively seek this beer again (I should have grabbed another bottle or two). As refreshing as a hefeweizen, but bold and hearty enough to be more enjoyable during the winter months.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of timontheroad
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

.5 liter bottle poured into Weissbier glass. Produced a lovely three finger fluffy off-white head that took about 5 minutes to recede. Faded to about a quarter inch that lasted to the end, nice lacing. The color is a cloudy golden-yellow, with lots of carbonation bubbles continually refreshing the foam. The smell is fantastic, with lots of bready yeast prominent, filled in by great banana, bubblegum and clove aromas- one of the best beer aromas out there. The taste was nearly identical to the smell, however the banana flavors really came out. Just the right amount of sweetness too, with a touch of clovey, bubblegummy goodness. The mouthfeel was creamy and kinda chewy almost, with a bit of the prickly carbonation that lets you know you've got something special here. This is such an outstanding beer, and for the price- world class!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,745 ratings.