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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,780 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,780
Reviews: 1,029
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 183
Gots: 254 | FT: 6
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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-02-2007

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.74/5  rDev +11%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from LifeSource, in Salem. $3.79 Slightly hazy ,deep gold coloured beer with a bubbly half inch thick white head. Very nice strong honey/toffee scent to this, then some phenol’s and laid back spiciness..nice really. Taste is much the same as the aroma but maybe has a bit more fruit in it..again nice. Nice smooth easy mouthfeel..goes down dangerously easy!! Overall a good beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Review taken from notes - Late October 2012.

16.9 oz brown German style bomber bottle. Sleek neck with its reward medal plain as day. Label is one of the classiest thing you'll ever lay your eyes upon. This is true German craft at it's finest. Poured this into a weizen glass I picked up in a weihenstephan gift box. I have since bought the authentic vitus glass since this review.

A - Wow. Very different from other Weizenbock styles I've had. The color is somewhat like its smaller brother with a color of Cloudy yellowish orange. Some fine haze going on here. Fluffy white head sits plumped on top that yanks nearly every inch of stickiness back in place leaving splotches of lace on the walls of the glass.

S - big banana and clove spice. Maybe a small whiff of vanilla and bubblegum sweetness. Delicious aroma.

T - Big flavor of Ripe bananas and clove spiciness. Small Hints of vanilla and nutmeg pairs wonderful with the banana showcase. Bubblegum note blends well with the clove spices. A dry wheat finish with the faintest of alcohol spice.

M - A massive flavored wheat beer. It's unbelievable in the mouth. Super tasty and enjoyable to drink. Its refreshing and a solid change of pace with the weather cooling down. It's like a rich and thicker than normal hefe-weissbier and I approve!

O - I'm assuming that Weihenstephan's Vitus is a weizenbock blending a pale bock or maibock given its color and character. It's really a home run and is another fabulous wheat beer from this brewer. If you enjoy their Hefe-Weissbier than you'll need to pick this up as well. It reminds me of that very hefe jacked up on richness and more of the ingredients I enjoy so much. I'm not sure on the availability, but I was told that it's around in plenty every year when the colder months start rolling in. Just German at its best and simply delicious. Vitus lives up to the label thats equipped around its neck.

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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the blueprint of the classic Hefeweizen clove and banana esters. Such a rich mouthful.

Pours an attractive hazy golden in the Leffe chalice, with rafts of bubbles sliding down the glass. Take a mouthful and you get that great German creamy carbonation. It tastes like it's alive!

Maybe less actual aroma in the glass, but the nose as you exhale is pure spicy bliss. This is why I always try an alleged Weizenbock, in hope of that pleasure. Try this and you'll know what the style is supposed to taste like. A bargain, too, for a couple of bucks.

Bottle from Bottles and Bins in Monterey, Calif. The German beers in bottles seem to travel better than the Belgians, in my opinion. Or maybe stores feel the need to refrigerate the Germans?

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A huge, fluffy white head floats atop a hazy gold body. Wheat, pepper, and sour citrus in the aroma. Banana is the first flavor that comes through. Although it is a bit on the side of imitation banana candy flavor rather than real banana. After that, black pepper, wheat malt, finishing with bitter orange and coriander. The spices become more pronounced as it warms. Bit of heat from the 7.7% ABV.

This is definitely a beer to enjoy. Loads of flavor, great balance, excellent drinkability

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,780 ratings.