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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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95
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2,859 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,859
Reviews: 1,046
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 183
Gots: 296 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-02-2007

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Ratings: 2,859 | Reviews: 1,046
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Seeing this beer first hand in the glass made me feel a bit uncomfortable because the color caught me off guard. It seemed to have a orange tint to it. Other than that it proved to be an above average brew worth the effort in enjoying. I intended to drink this in a rush but the flavor is asking me to perhaps slow down a bit. Thus the alcohol content is easily felt on the first sip.7.7% as the bottle read.

I recommend this beer because of its different nature. it doesn't posses a heavy body which means you can drink this all night long without getting full.

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16.9oz bottle poured into a weizen glass
A: Hazy orangeish yellow color with a one-finger head
S: Bold with wheat, banana bread, clove, yeast... so complex and inviting, I could smell this forever
T: Banana bread, a bit sweet, soft wheat, coriander
M: Light-bodied, light carbonation but fits the style perfectly
O: This is a wonderful beer. For my palate, if the taste were just a bit less sweet (or possibly a touch more bitter to balance the sweetness) it would be almost all 5's. Either way, this bottle cost only $3 and for the price I would challenge anyone to do better

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted 1 January 2014. First beer of the new year.

Pours a cloudy pale yellow, a lovely color, bright and inviting, and reminiscent of tall grasses in mid-summer.

Smell is an eruption of yeast and wheat. It's like an over-the-top, high-ABV hefeweizen, which is as I think it should be. Big alcohol-soaked banana bread, with a decent dose of delicate spice. This is the epitome of what a yeasty wheat beer should smell like. Wow.

Taste is excellent, but a bit boozier than I'd like it to be. Starts out sweet and fruity, full of banana esters, becomes bready, then drifts to boozy. Dries out nicely, like corn husks.

Feel is top-notch as well. Medium-heavy body, but buoyant and expansive. Carbonation is near-perfect, fuzzy and lasting. Wow again.

This is one of the best beers I've ever had. It's a touch boozy, but that's understandable. The balance of smells and flavors, the feel, the whole package. Unlike most beers, as I mentally dissect it, I'm even more impressed by it. Weihenstephaner is, in my opinion, the king of wheat beers, and this is a perfect example of why.

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A: Is a hazy golden yellow. Like dark straw with tick white head that dissipates leaving a lace that slides down the glass.

S: Gives off a very apparent aroma of banana bread that must come from the yeast. Absolutely one of the most inviting beers I have ever smelled.

T: Again the banana bread is up front with a bit of a spice on the way down. Very drinkable at 7.7%, I'm having no trouble downing the bottle.

M: Spicy from the carbonation on the tip, but ends up quite velvety and smooth as it finishes. I hate to beat a dead horse here, but so much like drinking fresh banana bread!

O: Just a wonderful weizenbock. The banana esters and velvety mouthfeel make what should be a boozy brew very drinkable. 10/10 will drink again.

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