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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,445 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,445
Reviews: 984
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 140
Gots: 123 | 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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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-08-2014 22:19:48 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.7/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was cloudy and pale. It had a nice big head. The taste was strange though. Kinda fruity like bananas
with a really bad aftertaste I thought. The beer tasted old or out of date to me me which makes me have to say NO, I will not try again.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2007 15:38:19 | More by Minkybut
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fox227

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-13-2012 15:45:02 | More by fox227
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JakeDebus

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-10-2013 14:59:35 | More by JakeDebus
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-10-2013 19:00:34 | More by JamesStreet
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rudabegga9

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-09-2014 22:33:40 | More by rudabegga9
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oelergud

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall brown 500ml glass bottle. Pry off cap. Neck label shows a saint/monk holding a book feather and rooster. Label has a classical european seal in brown gold and white.
The body is sun golden semi transparent with low carbonation. Multi size bubbled head with a lemon tint. Good retention and lace.
Sweet wheaty smell over a note of lemon and yeast. Abit of almond and mild honey.
Sweet grain flavor and yeast, white bread with lemon. The aftertaste again has yeast and maybe a hint of wheat. I did not expect the yeast to be pronounced in a wheatbock. Overall a sweet lemony flavor.
Full body and some coating. Oddly dry finish but still pleasant.
Very drinkable and an interesting brew.

-Oelergud

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2008 19:12:35 | More by oelergud
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-15-2012 16:33:07 | More by ThinkAgain
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-01-2011 23:58:03 | More by rekel
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-11-2014 14:23:19 | More by comfortablynirm
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

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

The beer color is yellow with some orange notes in there. Veiled. The head is quite dense. The aroma is fruity with some bananas. The aroma intensity is medium to strong. I like the aroma. Smell refreshing.

On the taste, it is similar to the aroma. Not very bitter. Medium body. Quite effervescent. Refreshing. And a warmer due to the high ABV.

A quite interesting beer. Tasty and refreshing while being a sipper... I like this one.

Received this beer from Liam in a recent trade. Thanks BAmate.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 18:05:46 | More by ZorPrime
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StArnoldFan

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-25-2013 22:08:06 | More by StArnoldFan
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-29-2011 06:40:37 | More by Nightrain87
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Irrationalist

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-30-2013 05:12:22 | More by Irrationalist
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vancurly

Australia

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BB 04.02.10

Pours inch & a half white pillowy head. Slight haze, pale gold.
Generous creamy/wheaty aromas, and robust banana/clove characteristics.
Richly flavoured, like sweet hefe, hint of toffee, but also wit-like in part. Touch of sherbety tang, and a spicy, pepper bite.
Quite a distinct mouthfeel. Tart, peppery, alcohol heat.
A delicious beer; probably good for two in a row, no more than three.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 08:36:11 | More by vancurly
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JRed

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful beer: bright cloudy golden topped by foamy rocky white head. Aroma is sharp: lemons, booze, apple skins. Tastes of banana, vanilla, clove, lemon cookie, and slight booze. Spritzy, medium bodied brew but refreshing and smooth. Gorgeous and tasty, can I ask for anything else?

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 21:46:33 | More by JRed
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stevoj

Germany

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-21-2011 18:44:07 | More by stevoj
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-08-2012 03:35:48 | More by fdig23
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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-06-2013 05:38:48 | More by Maillard
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Unchi

California

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-06-2011 23:58:29 | More by Unchi
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-29-2012 06:26:30 | More by Beeradelphia
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Cloudy yellow-orange pour with a two finger foamy pure white head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is classic Weizen with spicy wheat up front along with hints of banana, clove, lemon, caramel, yeast, and grass. The taste is bold, spicy, and extremely rich with lots of sweet caramel malt along with hints of banana bread, lemon, clove, pear, apple cider, yeast, and grass. The mouthfeel is really thick and chewy with perfect carbonation and a nice tangy finish. Overall, this is definitely the most flavorful Weizen I've ever had. Having lived in Germany for 13 years and only recently re-visiting Weizens, I'm kicking myself. I've really become a big fan of these beers and will definitely stock up on this gem!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 16:36:26 | More by beerdrifter
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-17-2013 21:38:59 | More by JakerLou
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RDW

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-27-2013 03:48:20 | More by RDW
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sukwonee

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-22-2012 18:55:58 | More by sukwonee
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,445 ratings.