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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,584 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,584
Reviews: 999
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 156
Gots: 178 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

pendabev, Mar 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

clay23, Mar 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

DeanCHS1980, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

SHolland, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

DerekMorgan, Feb 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Phantomegg, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

egrace84, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

sneaks2210, Feb 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

mendonza, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

IanSpindler, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Rusty_Pabst, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of mtboozeaddict41
4.44/5  rDev +4%

Poured pint bottle into 12oz glass

A: Beautiful musty yellow-golden color. Extremely good retention on the head leaving behind a half inch of lacing.

S: Bright esters of banana and a bit hoppy. Bready yeast also comes through on the nose as well as grass. The aromas are quite sweet and piercing.

T: Nice light fruit flavor of banana and hops. Malts are not very noticeable, not bad though. Yeasty

M: Big element of carbonation leaves a very cleansing effect upon the palate. Light to medium body

O: Very well put together beer. One of my favorite styles for sure and definitely purchase one in the future. Not to rich like many complex belgians but just the perfect amount of fruit coupled with spot on carbonation. for me, just about perfect. Reminds me of delerium tremens without the richness.

mtboozeaddict41, Feb 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

eawolff99, Feb 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

muskiesman, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Kips, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

deac83, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of TheHammer
4.4/5  rDev +3%

Appearance: Poured with tow fingers of head that didn't leave much on the way of lace, but retained decently. The body is a hazy yellow that boasts solid steady carbonation.

Smell: A strong banana presence backed by cloves, peaches and ample whole wheat bread scent. Good, even while cold and warming only helps bring out the scent. A little bit more impact and we have a perfect score.

Taste: There is a lot of wheat malt here, but strangely enough it is incredibly sweet and mild as it starts with a sweet banana, peach and orange taste and shifts to the more potent clove, zest and slight apple touches, ending with a fine brush of mild earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: The transitioning is exceptional, the carbonation help out the entire beer, the head was frothy but didn't overstay it's welcome, the aftertaste is a next blend of the beer's flavour and it masks it's high alcohol content perfectly.

Drinkability: It's a little bit on the sweeter side, probably because of the high amounts of malt, which are to be expected. That being said, at 7,7, this stuff is dangerous and is like drinking liquid candy as it is far lighter and easy drinking then you would think.

Final Thoughts: It's Weishenstephaner, if you haven't accepted the fact they are the undisputed kings of wheat beer, you are living under a rock. Another solid offering by them, and well worth trying. Highly recommended.

TheHammer, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Steimie, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%

This poured out as a hazy golden color. The head is white with a pretty good retention but not much lacing at all. The smell of the beer has a fruity aroma, along the lines of peach and banana. Really fresh smelling beer. The taste is also fruity (apple), there is some bready yeast flavors and a subtle spice note in the finish. I do get a slight metallic flavor that I'm not digging too much, hoping that fades as it warms up. The mouthfeel is soft, very smooth with a decent carbonation. Overall it's a good brew, I can see why the score is so high on this one because it really is a great beer. Awesome flavors and really enjoyable.

Knapp85, Feb 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

emsjf, Feb 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

MMAJYK, Feb 22, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a cloudy burnt lemon with a huge 3" white, frothy head. Big blotches and bubbles of lacing remain on the glass.

S- big estery fruit notes, lemon, spices, clve, sour dough bread.

T- bread, lemon, clove, spices, with slight citrus rind bitterness.

M- medium body and medium carbonation. Acidic and creamy.

O- very good hefeweizen. Higher abv gives it a nice creamy mouth feel along with typical sweet citrus and spices.

kawilliams81, Feb 22, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev +3.3%

bottled: unk

Initially overflowed the bottle real quick. When poured, the beer is american cheese orange with a solid quilt of fine creamy foam. Smells of clove, butter, wheat, shortbread - nice nose. Flavor is rich with wheat, a touch of nougat, some banana, spices, corn, and a hint of bread. Full bodied with tight, hi carb and an off dry finish. This is a really nice beer, can't understand how I've missed out on this one. Best weizenbock I've had.

harrymel, Feb 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

billab914, Feb 21, 2013
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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