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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 2,781
Reviews: 1,030
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 182
Gots: 255 | FT: 6
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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-02-2007

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Photo of justintcoons
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
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
4.27/5  rDev 0%
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
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
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
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
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...

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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of brewskifan55
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Hazy golden with an off-white, one finger head that slowly fades. Thick lacing.

S: Citrus abounds. Bananas, cloves, Belgian yeast.

T: Follows nose with a whoosh of golden sunshine flavor. Light, citrus-y with wheat, clove and bananas. Drinks like a saison.

M: Medium with frothy carbonation. Just a cloud of effervescense.

O: Vitus was voted Best Beer at the World Beer Awards for 2011. Now I taste why. A great session beer. Very affordable at under $4 for a 750 ml. Recommended.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on tap at beer study in chapel hill. tulip.
pours a hazy yellow with an inch thick head. the smell is very citrusy and malty and hoppy, very refreshing aroma. real saisony taste. lots of lemon grass and citrus. good mix of hops and malts. very nice and drinkable. refreshing summer beer for sure. ABV undectable.

overall a real enjoyable beer that drinks like a saison.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Poured from 16oz bottle into glass. Pours a hazy golden with thick creamy head. Looks fantastic! Thick foamy lacing and good carbonation. Fantastic banana clove hefe aromas. Some nice wheat malt and some slight slight mild hop. Really amazing aromas. Flavor is crisp bright banana wheat with a slight chewy almost chocolatey flavor. Really great flavors. Its just an all around fantastic brew. Well worth the price and just great flavors and drinkability. For under $4 a bottle, you should all ready be drinking one!

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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