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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,780 Ratings
THE BROS
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outstanding

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Ratings: 2,780
Reviews: 1,029
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 183
Gots: 254 | 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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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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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 1 Pint, 9 ounce bottle into a Guinness Pint glass. Huge head (3 fingers worth) forms and has pretty good retention. Cloudy amber color of brew.

The aroma provides a strong hint of citrus and banana. The taste is heavy on the banana. More so than even more pronounced than many of the wheat ales that I have sampled recently. The mouth feel is very creamy and full.

This is an amazing world class beer. I absolutely recommend it to anyone who enjoys wheat oriented ales with intense banana flavor.

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,780 ratings.