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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,852 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,852
Reviews: 1,044
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 183
Gots: 294 | 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: 2,852 | Reviews: 1,044
Photo of Tom-Peters
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BigMike
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Definitely looks more Hefe then Weizenbock. Cloudy pale yellow with a 2 finger head thats almost pure white. Nice lacing on the glass.

S: Bready, yeasty,and fruity. Lot's of banana, orange peel and pear.

T: A real strong wheat presence. Light fruit notes. Banana spice and tartiness. Before a malt sweetness kicks in on the finish.

M: A touch below medium but not light bodied. A nice spritzy carbonation and finishes dry.

Overall: This beer was a pleasant surprise. I love how it drinks like a strong hefe. Lots of flavor and mouthfeel. An extremely enjoyable beer.

Photo of PaBeerLover
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of 510a
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scootny
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A cloudy golden with a large head and bits of lace. Retention is good. A vigorous carbonation that keeps it covered keeps the glass perky.

Smell is very lemony, clove, and wheat malt. A spicy pepper note sits atop banana and a touch of bubblegum . Yummy.

Taste is like the nose. Lemon, wheat malt, and banana. Clove spreads out over the tongue and lays a table for pepper and spice. Granny Smith apples. A touch of bubblegum a hint of sweet alcohol. Finish is mild hops and tart apples with a wheat malt graininess. Feel is medium and effervescent. Light creaminess as well. A refreshing drink that slakes any thirst.

Drinkability is obscene for the abv. It screams session until the alcohol shows up

This stuff drinks a hefe, hits like an imperial hefe. You cloud fool your friends until they realize they're legless.

Photo of curlybird
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of meatyard
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of doughanson78
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Golden yellow. Nice and hazy. Huge cloudy, three finger head. Fluffier than any I've seen. Stays forever. Not much lacing, you would expect a lot with that head.

S: Not the biggest aroma. Cloves, but not dominating the nose. Incense (weird for sure), just like the sticks you buy and burn in your house. Light banana and lemon. Wheat, light spiciness, and the faintest hint of cinnamon.

T: Wheat and spiciness (peppery). For the first time in a wheat style beer cloves don't dominate. Light banana and lemon. Very light caramel. Hint of cinnamon. Maybe a touch of bubblegum (still don't understand this one)? Light touch of cloves in the end. Complex.

M: Full bodied. Rich and creamy. Well carbonated. Leaves your mouth a bit spicy. Warming on the way down.

O: A great beer by the one's who have a little practice brewing. Like the spicy off shoot from typical wheat beers. Maybe in all weizenbock's? Different. Good. Easily drinkable. Little sneaky (7.7). A must try? Every beer is a must try, but you could still survive still if you missed this one.

Photo of pjkelley82
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of drdiesel9483
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Wolberjs
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of redleg411
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of browniewithnuts
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of alpinebryant
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazey straw yellow with a sticky white head and heavy lacing.

S: Banana, Wheat, orange citrus, bready yeast and pepper with clove aroma.

T: Wow, what a full palate of flavors for such a light bodied beer. Wheat malt flavors are strong along with a white pepper bananas and clove from the yeast. Finish of this is dry and crisp, leaving me wanting for more. Banana esters are strong in the finish as well.

M: Light in body with a little stickiness. High carbonation, slightly dry.

O: This is a classic Weizenbock, no doubt about it a great weizenbock that has stood the test of time. I will absolutely revisit this at another time when I am in the mood for it.

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of fox227
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of soupyman10
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light yellow color with a half finger of white head that leaves exceptional lacing as it drains. Nice looking brew. Nose is strong on wheat and malty goodness. Some candy sugar, dried fruit of some sort, and maybe some orangey citrus. Flavor is likewise - huge malty sweetness, citrus (lemon and orange), yeast, wheat. A sort of dirty earthiness to it that hits you in the back of the mouth. Light warming alcohol, especially as it warms. Really a tasty beer. Body is good, appropriate for the style. This is a really excellent brew - might not hit Aventinus levels of deliciousness, but still really nice. Another win for Weihenstephaner.

Wine Specialist/$3.49/16.9 oz

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of KeefD
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been wanting to try this one for a long time, even though it's not my favorite style, mostly because of Coloradobobs. Pours a pale yellow color with a hazy golden hue in the center. Large white tops things off and recedes slowly. Typical wheat beer smell, mostly banana and clove, with a touch of pale malt and slightly hoppy/herbal background, but this mostly about the sweet wheat. Taste is wonderful! Delicious citrusy notes, banana as in the nose, with a touch of alcohol and perhaps some licorice on the dry finish. I really like that this weizenbock is not a dunkel variety. This tastes like a standard Hefe with the flavor and booze ramped up just a few notches. Carbonation is a bit high at first, but it starts to settle down mid-glass with some gentle swirling, medium body. Good stuff here, very drinkable despite the high(er) ABV.

Photo of silentjay
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a mostly hazy straw with a huge white head that dissipates slowly and laces well.

smells of banana bread. lots of yeast aromas of banana and clove, but with plenty of white and wheat bread maltiness as well. some lemons and tropical fruits as well.

taste follows the nose closely. sweet malts come first with a touch of banana and clove with some creamy vanilla and a hint of lemon. Nothing overpowers in this one, but everything is pretty well represented. a bit of booze is left in the throat after the swallow.

bottle-conditioning leads to a creamy yet bubbly body that enhances the flavors well.

a tad bit boozy, but its not a harshness that hinders too much, but rather adds to the complexity. the sweet vanilla and bready flavors balance out the spicy yeast characteristics nicely. a wonderful brew that helps to define what I love about beer.

Photo of Boilermaker88
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Found this offering from one of my favorite German breweries at Lone Hill Liquor in Glendora. Sorry, gang, but I went back and cleaned out their stock today. I poured Vitus into my trusty Weihenstephan hefe glass and was rewarded with a goldenrod-colored brew, strongly carbonated and dominated by a towering pearlescent head. A wonderful thing to behold.

The nose was full of malty, bready goodness and lush fruit notes. Foremost were the aromas of pinepple, apricot, and the usual banana-and-clove notes of a stellar wheat beer. Lesser notes but still adding depth were the yeasty, spicy aromas and a hint of alcohol.

The taste brought to mind an immediate comparison to a Belgian tripel. There was the flavor of tropical fruits - pineapple, and apricots, again - along with the flavor of rock candy right out of the gate. Following quickly were the tastes of banana and clove plus a generous amount of bready malts that evoked thoughts of whole wheat pancakes. At the back end of each savored pull was a mild alcohol glow and modest bittering of hops. The feel was the only real drawback to this beer that I could find; fluffy and full yet with a disconcerting grittiness akin to fine talc.

Okay, this is a seriously drinkable beer. 7.7%ABV be damned. Vitus reaffirms my love for wiezenbocks and Brauerei Weihenstephan as my favorite German brewery. A superlative brew that you should get your grubby hooks on. I gotta find this on-tap somewhere...Proschli!!

Photo of ksimons
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-a cloudy orange with about an inch of white foamy head

S-smells of sweet banana, yeast, malts, citrus fruit

T-tastes of a yeasty sweet wheat maltiness with citrus spice, a little bitter hops balances it out

M-good carbonation, very smooth, full body with a sweet syrupy aftertaste

D-very refreshing after a hot day, even with a higher ABV this is a very drinkable beer and one I would gladly drink again

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,852 ratings.