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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,438 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,438
Reviews: 983
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 140
Gots: 120 | 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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adityashekhar

India

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-16-2013 15:17:56 | More by adityashekhar
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-16-2013 02:39:32 | More by IndyDad
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Orangish, cloudy, big head, dissipates rapidly

Aroma: Malty, yeasty, tart citrus

Taste: Yeast, cloves, orange-spice; very smooth and excellent; one of my favorite German beers

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 23:11:04 | More by IchLiebeBier
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Jangles

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-14-2013 13:45:14 | More by Jangles
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-14-2013 03:49:43 | More by Jason1337
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ohyayitstrey

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-13-2013 21:27:57 | More by ohyayitstrey
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Rob315

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-13-2013 19:55:26 | More by Rob315
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a Weihenstephaner Vitus chalice.

Vitus pours a dark and cloudy golden straw color. A frothy off-white foam matures gracefully as I pour the bottle, never quite reaching the cusp of the glass.

The nose on this is like an imperial version of their hefeweizen - bold and crisp (at least by 500 year old German brewing standards), with a bouquet of banana, clove, and light fruity esters. No dark fruit in this Weizenbock, though.

Banana sweetness and clove spiciness really dominate the flavor of this beer. A syrupy honey sweetness comes into play first, with the banana and clove coming in next, and then there is a long, slow finish as the beer tries to diminish the sweetness. The finish is a bit drier than the start, but it is still a rather sweet beer.

There is a light and crisp feel to the beer from the carbonation with a little bit of syrupy sweetness on the back end. Overall the mouthfeel is very clean, though. There is no residual sweetness on the lips or tongue after each sip.

I think the regular Hefeweizen is the better beer; it still packs a flavor punch but has a lower ABV and the mouthfeel is a bit superior. Still, it is not surprising that this beer is quite drinkable. I could have a few glasses of this anytime.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 05:24:15 | More by KickInTheChalice
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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-12-2013 17:58:24 | More by gleemonger
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-12-2013 03:56:33 | More by bigred89
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Doomblivion

California

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful pour, my favorite shade of gold. Mouthfeel is delightfully lacking in tartness like most weizenbock's. The taste was better than I'd expected; not too sweet, with a richness that comes out over time (Definitely one to savor). So far I would say this is the most impressive of Weihenstephaner brew's.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 03:16:14 | More by Doomblivion
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-11-2013 05:41:59 | More by Ajlvt
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in a Weizen glass. I turned the capped bottle upside down several times, then turned it around on a table horizontally a number of times, to mix in the yeast.

In the weizen glass, I poured 2/3 of the beer slowly, then shaking the bottle slightly, I poured the rest in over the top of the glass.

The result: a beautiful 4+ finger head. The color was apricot honey.

There was a strong and luscious apricot, spice and clove aroma from the head. The consistency of the head when tasted is like meringue.

The mouth feel is pleasantly carbonated and finishes well on the back of the tongue.

The taste is intense apricot, clove and spice. Sometimes it is difficult to discern different tastes and aromas because of the intensity and the incredible balance in the beer.

Overall, a brilliant wheat beer- one of the best in the world.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 02:01:55 | More by brureview
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xacidx

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-10-2013 02:40:57 | More by xacidx
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Jeremy_H

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-10-2013 01:44:40 | More by Jeremy_H
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-09-2013 05:55:32 | More by MacStinson
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KingSlayer

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-09-2013 01:45:17 | More by KingSlayer
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bushwack

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-09-2013 01:43:55 | More by bushwack
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Spacebird11

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-09-2013 00:28:30 | More by Spacebird11
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HowlingTurkey

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-08-2013 20:22:42 | More by HowlingTurkey
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-08-2013 16:25:57 | More by drewone
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-08-2013 14:45:24 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-08-2013 02:47:41 | More by mquinn919
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DangYankee

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-07-2013 22:58:12 | More by DangYankee
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,438 ratings.