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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,697 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,697
Reviews: 1,018
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 173
Gots: 212 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

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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Photo of utopiajane
4.4/5  rDev +3%

Pours a lovely light straw. The color white if wine only hay and with fat head of white foam that falkls slowly enough. The nose is sutlry fruit. The stuff your grandmother is putting in a pie. Apple skin, baked pear, light banana, clove, honey, spice a bit of cinnamon. Oh my stars. The taste is luscious Ripe and succulent fruit.l The apple skin crisp and light, the pear baked and sweet together with the clove. The honey malt The tall and crisp whet malt. That stands in the glass like a strange sentinel. Golden glowing flaky like flakes in the cereal bowl but sweet and soft too. OH! The banana light ans smooth. The mouthfeel is fruity, crisp, creamy . well carbonated and this finishes dry and with so much fruit you cannot stand to believe it’s not under a pie crust.

utopiajane, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Bri1989
4.4/5  rDev +3%

Bri1989, Yesterday at 01:17 AM
Photo of LennyBound
5/5  rDev +17.1%

LennyBound, Tuesday at 03:46 AM
Photo of boudeysbigbrew
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

boudeysbigbrew, Monday at 07:23 AM
Photo of WoogityBoogity
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a golden, straw-colored body that is cloudy. Effervescent. Thick white collar of head with medium-long retention.

Smell - Strong malts, bread and doughy. Light fruity esters of banana, melon. Phenol notes of clove. No hop presence.

Taste - Sweetness from bock-like malts laced with peppery phenol of cloves, vanilla. No hop bitterness, but alcohol helps balance the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-light, creamy mouthfeel. High carbonation. Slight warming from alcohol.

Overall - A fantastic example of the weizenbock style, from what may be the grandfather of beer.


Paid less than $3 for a pint-sized bottle at local grocer. At that price, this may be one of the best value-per-quality beers out there.

WoogityBoogity, Monday at 03:08 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

benloho, Monday at 01:24 AM
Photo of PedroNasser
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

PedroNasser, Sunday at 04:31 PM
Photo of AlexAfonin
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

AlexAfonin, Sunday at 08:40 AM
Photo of That_One_Guy
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

I honestly don't know what it is about this beer but it is damn near perfect in my book. It has a crispy fruity mouth taste, and it just gets more complex. The mouth feels is bubbly and playful. I hope that makes sense. It's a complex beer that drinks easy, a feat that for me is hard to find.

That_One_Guy, Sunday at 04:13 AM
Photo of CUbeerfan
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

CUbeerfan, Saturday at 02:30 AM
Photo of steverx8
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%

steverx8, Friday at 10:39 PM
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4.92/5  rDev +15.2%

littlepaperkite, Nov 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Araz, Nov 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

cj8311, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of nkelley77
4/5  rDev -6.3%

nkelley77, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev -6.3%

lillitnn92, Nov 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

CCutch, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of tkdcommando
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%

tkdcommando, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of spacecake9
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head that sticks around for a minute or two. Wonderful nose of bananas and citrus. Crisp clean flavor with a hint of bananas and a hint of alcohol at the finish. Creamy mouth feel. With all the great reviews you don't need me to tell you this is an outstanding beer.

spacecake9, Nov 19, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +10.1%

Blackoutvader, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of MarkWalker6
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

MarkWalker6, Nov 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

dmberger, Nov 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

scuttlebutt21, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of SFNC
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Tastes, smells and looks like a buff Heifewiezen. Cloudy gold with a minimal and quickly disappearing head. The smell is banana, clove lemon and bubblegum, but tempered by a stron malt backbone. This one is pretty smooth for the ABV. Quite a tasty treat.

SFNC, Nov 15, 2014
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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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