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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,600 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,600
Reviews: 1,006
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 157
Gots: 181 | 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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Photo of Douberd
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle, at home, poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a deep yellow/ close to orange colour beer, with three fingers of white, thick soapy head, with excellent retention. Some activity in the glass. Body is hazy, semi-transparent.
Aroma of citrus fruits, bananas, bubblegum, very complex and pleasant.
Wow, fanastic taste! It follows the nose but much more enhanced and empowered. Wheat, bubblegum and bananas the most noticeable elements, with some clove and pepper noteson the finish.
Medium to thick on the body, with just the perfect carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable. The alcohol is very well hidden.
A fantastic beer, aroma and taste blew me away. Make sure to try it if you find it.

Douberd, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of gshak
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

gshak, Dec 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

mattyrubes, Dec 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Loogs, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Paulkasykes30, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

mdagnew, Dec 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

ssimpson89, Dec 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

bruno1187, Dec 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ryanb22, Dec 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of Maxwell
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy yellow, much like their hefeweizen with a massive white head with tightly packed creamy bubbles. There is a slight rosy pink tint to the beer, similar to how the hefeweizen looked, which may come from the heavy haze which keeps the other side of the glass obscured from view. Lacing is fat and fluffy, again reminding me of the hefeweizen. Honestly, if I didn’t know better I’d say I was looking their hefeweizen right now, as it and this weizenbok look nearly identical. On the nose, this beer is heavy spicy banana, with more clove than in the hefeweizen, slight hints of bubblegum, and some nice light cream and mint notes. The smell is quite sticky and heavy on the nostrils in contrast with all other Weihenstephaner beers I’ve sampled. The beer tastes wonderfully of banana bread, cloves, and slight bubble gum. The banana flavors are more over ripe than in other wheat beers I’ve sampled. The beer begins with light spicy clove and faint banana before opening into bready banana flavors with slight bubblegum/mint hints and a creamy banana smoothie note. The aftertaste is light with banana. On the mouth this beer feels chewy and creamy, of a medium to thick viscosity, with creamy carbonation on the tongue that really starts to remind me of a banana smoothie. The mouth is left clean, save for a slight creamy ichor of sweet saliva. Overall this is another terrific wheat beer from Weihenstephaner, similar to their hefeweizen but a bit thicker and heavier in the stomach. A classic for sure! Drink this beer.

Maxwell, Dec 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Rau71, Dec 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

kp29, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

BigBarley, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

psykad, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

smartassboiler, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Ry1975, Dec 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

random846, Dec 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ChrisKuhns, Dec 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Balz360, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of acelin
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

Pours a deep creamy golden yellow with a large - rather, extra large head that leaves tons of lacing.

Smell is of clove, nutmeg, slight fruity banana, and some apple. Hints of sweet bread.

Taste is of strong banana, dark, caramel sweet wheat bread, sugar, clove, nutmeg, coriander, hint of noble hops. Just incredible. Dry finish, with spicy alcohol complementing the dark plum and grape notes. Also some pear, apple, and more banana in the finish.

The flavor of this beer is deeper than the Hubble deep field. The wheat is so thick, with an incredible depth of flavor. This is the beer. The beer. If I had to have one more beer in my life, it would be this one.

acelin, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Polasiuss, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

MaxOhle, Dec 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ChrisMon02, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of siege06nd
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into standard pint.

A. Pours a light honey gold color, closer to pale straw than anything. Huuuge head explodes from a careful pour, roughly four fingers. Had to pour some off and reload. What remains gives me a two finger, eggshell white head. Very good lacing.

S. Awesomely spectacular. Yeast heavy, which gives it all a charming biscuit quality. Also a lot of fruit, banana, clove, apple, pear, and grape. Truly outstanding and a perfectly incorporated bouquet.

T. Follows the nose with waves of banana, pineapple, citrus, pear, apple, and some bready malt.

M. Perfectly creamy, fruity, balanced. I just love how this resolves into banana cream pudding. So well integrated.

O. An outstanding beer. I haven't read enough about this style, and if I didn't know this was a Weizenbock, I would guess it was a Hefe. Either way, it's remarkable, and well worth the positive press I have seen for it. Highly recommended.

siege06nd, Dec 17, 2012
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,600 ratings.