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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,466 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,466
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 143
Gots: 136 | 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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WritersBlock

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-12-2012 03:57:03 | More by WritersBlock
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tastymug

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-31-2013 16:55:09 | More by tastymug
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-21-2012 08:19:30 | More by CarolinaKev
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-29-2013 03:08:47 | More by csmartin6
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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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wiltznucs

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-16-2013 18:45:14 | More by wiltznucs
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Traquairlover

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 pint, 0.9 oz botle poured into a Weizen glass. This beer was really different than I was expecting, much lighter colored and much closer to a hefeweizen in most respects with less of a sweet doppelbock syrup mixed in. Still a very good treat.

A = Hazy golden liquid with fine lines of sediment swirling throughout after a vigorous pour, foamy pale off-white head is large with decent retention but settles a little quicker than in its little brother the Weihenstephaner hefe.

S = Nutmeg spiced grilled banana with honey, strong wheat smells, very assertive and lively. My mouth is really anticipating this one after the smell.

T = The taste is where this beer start to differentiate itself, but it is still very much like the hefe. It has thick sweet flavors with less tartness than I expected from the smell, fewer of the lemon and orange tastes than expected but quickly gives over to a sweet mixture of mandarin orange and warmed banana with a honey glaze. Finishes long and sweet but with a fair amount of nutmeg spiciness.

M = Medium-heavy bodied, nice level of carbonation with a mixture of foaming, good mouthcoating.

D = A very good beer but honestly not what I was expecting. It is not completely dissimilar from other weizenbocks, but it is a different take on the style with much more or the normal hefeweizen traits being preserved. Quite easy to drink though.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 00:45:16 | More by Traquairlover
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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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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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JakeDebus

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Germany

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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

California

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-02-2014 23:37:20 | More by Kyrojack
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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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RDW

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-27-2013 03:48:20 | More by RDW
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-08-2012 03:35:48 | More by fdig23
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,466 ratings.