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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,483 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,483
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 143
Gots: 141 | 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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fox227

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

California

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into 500mL Weihenstephaner World Cup glass.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy straw color with a HUGE, very thick white head that looks very creamy and dissipates VERY slowly and leaves behind very, very thick lace.

Smell: Very strong fruity esters. Dominant aroma is heavy banana and some lighter hints of yeast. A light aroma of sour alcohol is in the background.

Taste: Begins with bittersweet yeasty and alcoholic flavors that rounds out to a pretty strong banana flavor. Finishes wheaty with more banana and some slight bittersweet alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body with smooth, natural carbonation. Like a typical weizen, the finish begins light, refreshing, and somewhat watery, but then dries out because of the alcohol.

Drinkability: This is a very nice beer- basically a stronger version of Weihenstephaner's regulkar hefe as opposed to a beefed-up dunkelweizen. Still a great beer- the stronger alcohol adds a new dimension to an already great beer. I'd have this again, and would definitely recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 17:29:39 | More by Mosstrooper
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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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WritersBlock

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Germany

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-21-2011 18:44:07 | More by stevoj
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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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DSlim71

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-09-2012 15:14:22 | More by DSlim71
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MrVonzipper

California

4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hazy apricot color with a giant 1-2 finger frothy white head with phenomenal retention and lacing. 

Pale malt and banana peel make up the nose. 

Flavor is just amazing. The epitome of what the style should taste like. Big bright banana flavor and bright fresh wheat. 

Mouthfeel is light bodied. Fresh and crisp with high carbonation. 

The best weizenbock I can possibly imagine.  

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 03:32:12 | More by MrVonzipper
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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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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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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-10-2012 19:30:33 | More by innominat
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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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JakeDebus

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

California

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-01-2011 23:58:03 | More by rekel
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pjkelley82

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-23-2013 18:34:41 | More by pjkelley82
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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