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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,482 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,482
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 143
Gots: 141 | 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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5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-19-2011 19:13:25 | More by Wally1912
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-19-2011 03:40:10 | More by bigdaddypolite
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Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-18-2011 21:32:31 | More by Warfarin
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-18-2011 05:56:21 | More by BeerArchivist
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-17-2011 20:59:29 | More by goalie33
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New York

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-17-2011 17:28:45 | More by cowboy83
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-16-2011 21:16:04 | More by codynevels
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4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Definitely looks more Hefe then Weizenbock. Cloudy pale yellow with a 2 finger head thats almost pure white. Nice lacing on the glass.

S: Bready, yeasty,and fruity. Lot's of banana, orange peel and pear.

T: A real strong wheat presence. Light fruit notes. Banana spice and tartiness. Before a malt sweetness kicks in on the finish.

M: A touch below medium but not light bodied. A nice spritzy carbonation and finishes dry.

Overall: This beer was a pleasant surprise. I love how it drinks like a strong hefe. Lots of flavor and mouthfeel. An extremely enjoyable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2011 20:39:03 | More by BigMike
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-16-2011 15:43:19 | More by richkrull
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-16-2011 05:46:02 | More by Neffbeer
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-16-2011 00:18:58 | More by Annesemj
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 18:15:20 | More by Jwren5
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 17:18:12 | More by Xarth
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-15-2011 06:01:11 | More by Exiled
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-15-2011 03:16:36 | More by UncleJimbo
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-14-2011 09:57:41 | More by avaldivia
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3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler.

Gotta try one of the classic German weuizenbocks, right? It pours a cloudy pale straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises wheat, light banana peel, light lemon zest, light ginger, honey, and a small amount of clove. The taste focuses on the wheat, but allows some lemon zest, honey, clove, banana, and orange rind in there as well. The body is a rather light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a grainy feel. Overall, a pretty enjoyable w-bock, something I could easily see drinking plenty of if put in the proper situation.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 23:48:26 | More by TMoney2591
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4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer has a very nice cloudy yellow with a very thick white head.

S: I get a lot of sweet fruity scents, almost like candy.

T: The beer sort of reminds me of bubble gum at firsts and has a very tripel style taste. Just a very sweet beer, has some peach, apple and melon type tastes.

M: The beer is beyond smooth. It almost drinks like water and I cant think of a beer that has a better feel that this.

O: One of the greatest beers I have ever had. It is easy to drink and tastes amazing.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 05:15:26 | More by gtermi
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3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Watch out for the beer fountain!

Pale golden beer, white head. Not much bock in here.
(Poured first half of the bottle.)

Smells of clove, other spices and few banana. Not as fruity as the hefeweizen, more spicey. Some alcohol prehaps?

Yea, overall a rather spicy and more bitter beer than the hefeweizen. Few banana flavours in here that become stronger when it warms. Bready malts, no dark malts in here I think. Some tart notes.

Second half:

More haze.

More yeasty smell, slightly.

More fruitly taste, a little chalky prehaps.

Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation.

Overal a rather good beer, not my favourite style though. I'd rather have the hefeweizen or the korbinian, not some hybrid.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 19:24:40 | More by IPA35
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml into a snifter.

A-Beautiful orange-gold hued body with a massive white head.

S-Strong spice and clove, background is banana and candy.

T-Soft banana with strong spices with additional earth notes. Finishes a bit dry and almost tart, (amazingly similar to the slight bitterness of an unripe banana).

M-Smooth and full. Carbonated but not spritzy.

O-Wonderful weizenbock.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 07:14:42 | More by DocDownUnder
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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: deep gold becoming amber, semi traslucent, medium foam in size, abundant and constant carb, good retention and waste left on the glass

S: the smell is good, citrics, banana, wheat, very nice

T: on the taste the banana is magnificent, the critics and wheat is very well balanced, the end shows sweetbitterness and alcohol presence

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 01:11:12 | More by treque
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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Towering soapy white head caps the golden body, lighter in colour than their hefe. Lacing looks good for a few seconds but doesnt stick for long.

S - All banana, wheat and clove. I just love these aromas. Yeasty too.

T - Follows the nose with the typical banana, wheat and clove flavours. Some caramel like malt sweetness and some warmth from the alcohol. Just delicious.

M - Thinner and less chewy than their glorious hefe. High carbonation. Clean mouthfeel.

O - Another beautifully crafted and full flavoured gem from Weihenstephan. A must try for any beer lover.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 23:24:13 | More by dansmcd
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Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a schooner. No obvious best before date on the bottle.

A - light yellow and cloudy. Big fluffy white head of a few fingers that slowly (a few minutes) dissipates leaving some chunky lacing behind. Paler than I would expect; enticing!

S - big yeasty and grainy nose; lots of wheat in there. Surprisingly powerful and earthy. Really lovely nose on this.

T - big flavor that matches the nose very well; very slight bitterness with a hint of sour that permeates the beer until you're walloped with a massive wheat and yeast profile (almost a vegetable quality to it - it's so solid). After the flavors fade a combined bitter/sourness permeates.

M - quite light, but with solid carbonation - super thirst quenching.

D - no hint whatsoever of the relatively large alcohol profile. Easy drinker for sure.

Really solid and delicious. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 03:44:00 | More by DoktorZee
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New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a pale orange with a swirling display of effervesce, rapid bursts that rose in a dense shower. The head was glass consuming, a foamy pearl white sheen, 3 fingers high that stood is ground quite proudly. Thick foamy patches cover the glass for lace.

S: Musky damp cellar notes, wet whole wheat, ripe whole banana skins, and some yeasty moments of light to moderate intentions.

T: The flavor was sweet and malty, toasty liquid bread upfront, some musky lemon and wheat moves in. A touch of dry spicy cloves, dry bananas and a slight peppery instance on the fade. Toasty sweet grain base, almost octoberfest like, dry wheat mixture, with a sweet finish.

M: creamy with a bubbly carbonation. Toasty sweet on the hold with a light body and playful nature on the tongue.

O: Overall a good flavor, a bit more sweet and toasty then im used to per style. Smooth yeasty nature, not overpowering, but easily manageable. Alcohol is easily hidden by its sweetness. Cleanly brewed as with all their drinks with a smooth refinement.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 23:06:23 | More by beerthulhu
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a two-finger white head, but doesn't come with a lot of lacing.

S: Prominent wheat, coriander and cloves notes with a hint of banana esters in the background.

T: Great balance of wheat an coriander up front, with banana notes to balance on the finish. Very nice overall, and basically reminds me of a stronger version of Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen.

M: Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel. Nothing too exciting, but appropriate for the style.

D: As far as I can tell, this one is a bit more rare than some other Weihenstephan brews, but one that's definitely worth trying if you have access.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 00:00:34 | More by schlimenhaumer
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