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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 2,777
Reviews: 1,029
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 182
Gots: 250 | 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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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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1/5  rDev -76.6%

Photo of KajII
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]

The pour was a murky golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white rocky head that lasted throughout, reducing slightly to a small cap with excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a light biscuit malt, light citrus hops and a sweaty yeasty with notes of banana, green apple, citrus (lemon), clove and a touch of honey.

The taste was lightly sweet and very mildly malty with a hint of citrus that lasted throughout, and finished with a spicy yeast taste and had just a bit of banana at the end. The flavor stuck around for an average duration following the swallow, with a refreshing spicy citrus taste left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was right between light and medium in body with a dry, creamy texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall this was a very tasty and refreshing brew that had a great spicy banana ending and an awesome drinkability...


Photo of rsdaugherty
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into tulip
A – 2 finger fizzy white head on a slightly hazy golden yellow brew, decent retention, no lacing 3.5
S – Yeasty, fruity, slight citrus banana and peach notes 3.5
T – Bananas more dominate as it warms, yeast, alcohol, and a light spice with a subtle sour 3.5
M – Above average carbonation but not the annoying mouth feel of highly carbonated beers, relatively light 3.5
O – A light highly drinkable high ABV beer, good but not something I’ll seek out unless I have the need to get drunk on a lawn chair some summer day 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of tectactoe
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden yellow, straw-like color with quite a bit of haziness, completely opaque. Extremely volatile, as expected given the style, producing a huge, creamy white head. The smell is familiar, once again, to this style of beer, but it is executed very cleanly. Bananas, pears, wheat, bread, yeast, clove, spices. It's all there, and it smells great. The taste follows right behind with an initial hint of clove, followed by the sweetness around the edges. Bananas, sweet malt, buttered bread, and faint bubble gum round out the middle section of the sip. Slight alcohol warmth keeps things interesting in the background, holding it all together. It finishes with a heavy does of wheat and bread on the palate, along with some of the initial tastes lingering like banana, pear, and clove. Medium body and a crispy feel among the slight creaminess thanks to the high carbonation.

What Weihenstephaner does is pretty simple, but they execute it extremely well, and that's what makes them so great. Add this beer to their list of great brews. Not only are they delicious, but they are reasonably priced as well.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy golden yellow color with a huge white head and good lacing

S-bananas, wheat bread, cloves, slight sweetness

T-nice banana and clove flavors with malt and hints of black pepper and coriander

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and smooth

O-a delicious weizenbock, great flavors and refreshing

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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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%

Photo of AmitC
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Third out of five bottles in the gift pack.

Poured into the traditional weissbier glass. Pours with a one-to one and half fingers thick white colored head. That stays for a while and dissipates into a thin layer. Pale straw to golden color with a cloudy appearance. Some presence of yeast that contributes to the haze. Looks very much similar to Weihenstephan weissbier only with a thinner head, less retention and more thinner appearance. Decent lacing. Fewer bubbles that come out in a single straight line. I made them dance in the long glass.

Smell: Moderate presence of phenol clove like aroma along with banana esters. Some hints of alcohol but you have to sniff it out. Very much hidden. Little bit of wheat and orange.

Flavor: One of the more striking first sips. Wheat character, banana and clove dominate but not as strongly as in hefeweiss. A good balance between wheat and malts. Somewhat sweet and wheat upfront with more malty taste afterwards. Alcohol is never felt. Slight after taste of orange.

Mouth feel. Medium bodied to slightly full. Low on carbonation. Very easy to drink refreshing beer and a lot more soothing for this alcohol.

Style wise it scores a 4. Personally 3.75 due to its well hidden strength.

Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass.

Cloudy whitish gold with 1-2 fingers of white head. Decent retention and moderate carbonation.

Very phenolic. Clove, coriander, banana peals and wheat bread.

A lot of banana. Banana bread, banana peal and maybe some plantain. Wheat bread and again a very phenolic yeast. Clove, coriander and touches of black pepper.

Light-medium bodied, silky, smooth, crisp and refreshing.

Very balanced and easy drinking. 7.7% abv is well hidden. Definitely worth a try if you're into wheat beers (or even if you're not.)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Momar42 for the bottle! About 10 oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very cloudy amber color. The head is a two finger off white shade with one of the most beautiful general textures I've seen in a head before. Shame the lacing is low, though.

S: I half expected bananarama, and that's what I got. What sends it over the top is the complex notes of tangerine, cloves, bubblegum, and light grass intermingling with the banana that turns it into a real aromatic winner.

T: This takes what made Weihenstephaner's hefeweizen so great, and amps it up to 11. Light banana to start, before giving way to some earthy, wheaty notes. I love how it isn't overly sweet (a problem I found in both Ayinger's and Schneider's weizenbocks) The finishing flavor, in particular, is superbly wheat forward. It manages to be balanced, smooth, and complex all at the same time,

M: I only have one problem with the beer - the finish is just too astringent and chalky. The smooth, slick body is excellent right up until then, however. The carbonation, just like the texture, is fantastically controlled up until the midtaste, but is also a little too intrusive on the back end. However, both tighten up quite well after several sips.

O: An excellent beer in general - but not quite as great as the regular hefeweizen. To be fair, that's one of the best beers *ever* in my opinion, so it makes me a little sad that this is merely fantastic, rather than utterly transcendental. But still, the fact that it's gotten to a point where I'm chiding a beer for only being excellent means that...







...should be searched out and consumed immediately.

Photo of Mavigo
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this earlier during the summer at a restaurant, It was really, really good so I figured that I would issue a proper review for this beer. Served in a tall stein mug.

A: Poured a wonderful cloudy golden-orange honey color, with a white colored finger width head that dissipated quickly with small patches of lacing.

S: Very refreshing and aromatic smell, dominated by wheat, picking up citrus hints, like lemon peels, smell some yeast too

T: Delicious, very smooth. Very sweet too, tastes grainy, like wheat or bread, tastes fruity like bananas, has a citrus and spicy tinge at the finish.

O: This is what I remembered from earlier in the year, Its a superior beer and my first from Weihenstephan, left a amazing first impression, I'd like to think of it as more of a summer/warmer weather beer, but even now it's outstanding and I recommend it to everyone.

Photo of heygeebee
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From iPhone notes. First of style.

Interesting.... Pours just like a wit or hefe lovely pale straw colour and fine head.

And then a times two factor takeover.

That's twice the intense aromas of the yeast and bananas and twice the flavour hit. Amazingly intense flavours and the overall body of the beer takes it to the next level. The higher alcohol does peek through but does not get in the way.

Mouthfeel is well carbonated and quite light

Surprisingly good beer. Like really good...

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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