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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,597 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,597
Reviews: 1,004
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 157
Gots: 181 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

djsmith1174, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Bottle (6034):
Pours like a white ale, cloudy and about the most white yellow I've ever seen. The head is fluffy, sustaining, but not much lacing.

Nose is pure classics wheat, with some meadow, very light earth. There's a touch of banana, and a bit of clove, but also a lemon tartness I get in some sniffs.

Taste follows the nose, perhaps a bit more banana I noticed than a few earlier sips. Feel is quite smooth, especially as the beer warms a bit. Carbonation stays strong, letting the beer linger.

Nothing to complain about this beer, unsurprisingly. Solid but unexceptional, but as always, difficult to rate a beer that hits its style on point - is it "average" or "the standard"?

cjgiant, Sep 13, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Bratec, Sep 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

thewickedchild, Sep 09, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

Nordbier, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of wiscokid920
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Beautiful brew. Excellent fruity yeasty esters. Banana and pear highlights along with a nice balancing act of nutty, bready, honey sweet malts and clove spice. Fruity, crisp, and refreshing. Finishes with a nice flavorful drying quality.

wiscokid920, Sep 07, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -5.4%

Rdc67, Sep 07, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +12.4%

ChrisMyhre, Sep 07, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -7.3%

Chinesepelt, Sep 06, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

Hootie159, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

BalancingBrooms, Sep 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Sathanas, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

TheDudeAbides14, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

SonOfKyuss, Sep 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

velcrogrip, Sep 04, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -4%

AdamNowek, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of fipoceilz7
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%

Aroma is predominantly clove-like with soft banana and a touch of bubblegum and yeasty sourness. Pours a frothy, two-finger head with good retention; body is a cloudy amber. Like the aroma, the clove-like quality takes center stage; there is a slight yeasty twang; sweetness is present but nondescript; alcohol only becomes noticeable in the finish, and even then it is remarkably well integrated. The body is medium-full with substantial carbonation which also provides a nice, crisp bite; alcohol provides a bit of dryness in the finish.

Overall, the impression is one of a mere—albeit delicious—hefeweizen with a greater alcohol content. It really doesn't seem bock-like at all, which is the only aspect that I can find fault with.

fipoceilz7, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

tjtjd, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

EdwardK77, Sep 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -3.5%

Hopperstreet, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

NickThePyro, Sep 01, 2014
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,597 ratings.