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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,816 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,816
Reviews: 1,035
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 181
Gots: 278 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-02-2007

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Jacobob10
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, yellow color with a one-finger frothy white head. Wonderful aroma of citrus, banana, and clove. The taste is right in line with the smell. Strong yeast flavors that really bring out the banana and spice. Medium bodied and the carbonation was spot on. Dry finish. A delicious beer - very similar to Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - that is worth picking up if you see it on the shelves.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this a few times and am a big fan, wanted to do a full review to see how the score holds up. Outstanding looking beer, although not quite to the level of Hefe or Dunkel. Pretty much the same with the smell and taste, very similar but not quite the same, but still very high quality. Overall this is a beer I like very much but have a hard time taking it over the Hefe or Dunkel.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ElCommodoro
3.36/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright, yellow, cloudy colour. You can actually see the haze forming distinct patterns in the cloudy ale. Crazy. The smell is nothing to write home about. It's grainy, like an adjunct lager. The taste is a whole different animal, though. The grain flavours are so light, that they are taken over by strong notes of banana, cloves, citrus peel, and spices. Are there spices in this beer? The notes are so strong that I would suspect so. These aren't all what I'm looking for in a weizenbock, typically, but it makes for an excellent all-around brew, no question. I'm used to a dominating banana note and a bite from a weizenbock. This has the banana, but too much orange peel, and it completely lacks any bite, which disappoints me a little. The flavour of this beer is typical of Old World traditional brews. Reminds me of a Belgian abbey ale. Those are good, so I can't rate this particularly poorly. I was really looking for more bite in my weizenbock, though.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of fourstringer
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 0.5 L bottle into a 20 oz flared pilsner glass. Moderately gentle hand. No definitive date on the bottle, but 11 03 13 is the relief on the bottom rim. Label features some guy with an aura, holding a cock and a quill.

A: Wonderfully cloudy with a deep golden, orange-yellow. Very nice body on this one. 2-3 fingers of clean white head. Average retention with light lacing.

S: Bold banana and fruit esters. Tropical fruit and apple. Yeast. Spice. Light coriander. Slight soap arises as it warms, which detracts a bit, but quite good overall.

T: Crisp, light sweetness up front rolling into a full, semi-dry, slightly bitter finish. Banana. Yeast. Coriander. Citrus. Flavors are quite married to the scents. Slight alcohol presence and wheat tang lingers on the palate. Very nice level of sweetness that never becomes cloying or dominating.

M: High carbonation with an effervescent bite. Spicy and prickly on the tongue, which is fairly fitting for the style; but, does affect drinkability somewhat.

O: Excellent weizenbock that features quality hefeweizen characters prominently. I wish I had a Weihenstephaner hefe on hand to compare, as I believe they have similar characteristics. The pint+ was gone in a flash. Sehr gut.

Prost!

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,816 ratings.