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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,816 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,816
Reviews: 1,035
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 181
Gots: 278 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of soju6
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a billowy head that slowly fades to nice lacing.

S: Aroma of fruit, primarily banana, with spice some fresh grain and bit of citrus.

T: Taste of banana, mild fruit, some sweetness and a nice subtle bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly medium body, smooth and creamy. very nice balance, not being overly sweet.

O: Easy drinker, good example of the style. Well worth a try.

Photo of sukwonee
5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of ms11781
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a massive white head of foam rising to the top of the glass. The head dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a nice cap that stick around for the duration.

Big banana and spice aromas dominate the nose. There is a touch of wheat and some yeasty notes as well. It's pretty simple and straightforward yet done exceptionally well.

The taste follows along with the nose. Banana, clove and some other spice are up front and the dominant flavors and are back nicely by some yeast and more wheat notes.

Light body with soft carbonation. Crisp, yet smooth at the same time. The mouthfeel embodies the word creamy. Really exceptional.

This beer is truly outstanding. It is clean and simple and leaves no room for error. The fact that it's perfect is what makes it so exceptional.

Photo of Ryan1423
5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of djbow
4.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Hazy gold color with a thick soapy head that dissipates slowly in a chilled glass but fairly fast in a room temp. glass.

S - Smells of clove, spice, banana, bread, citrus and yeast. Not a hint of alcohol smell even thought the beer is 7.7 ABV.

T - As its lovely aroma tells you up front, cloves, spice, banana bread, citrus and yeast introduce their selves to your pallet in much the same manner as they do to your nose. This beer drinks like the Big Brother or their Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. More flavor, body and alcohol as a bonus. Sort of reminds me of Gran Crue offerings.

M - Medium bodied, medium carbonation. THis combination allows this beer to go down smooth.

O - I am a Weihenstephaner Vitus fan and always have it on hand and highly recommended this brew. Enjoy!!!

Glass = Tulip Top Pint.

Temp. = 46F.

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Campodog
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of horshack7
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a Hefeweizen glass is a cloudy golden color. The head is a bright white foamy head that does have good head retention.

Aroma: Clove, banana, yeasty brediness. Atouch of biscuit in the nose and even a little bit buttery. Citrus fruit is well spread through out.

Taste: A good crisp mouthfeel but not to crisp there is a buttery texture to it. Lots of banana, clove, apples, a decetn amount of malty breadiness in the end and a little bit of a dry finish.

Notes: Dam this is tasty. The flavors are very well balanced. Cheers.

Photo of carloskleber
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of cradke
4.92/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving type: poured from bottle into Frozen ceramic mug.

Appearance: Great head. Pours a nice brown with a 3 finger head.

Smell: Fantastic. Clean wheat grains with a small hint of sugar. In my opinion, this beer really benefits from the frozen mug although that might be a mental aspect of the experience.

Taste: Great grains. In my opinion, this is one of the best german beers. It's just so clean and simple. Lots of wheat nots, some earth and figs. A little bit of brown sugar and a little bit of alcohol to add some depth but overall just a fantastic brew.

Mouthfeel: A really nice dose of carbonation. A little more substance and thickness than a traditional hefe which is spot on. The wheat notes really come out when its being moved around.

Overall: This is a truly fantastic example of German simplicity and subtle flavors triumphing over extreme hops or malt. It's truly one to behold. I find that this one really benefits from serving in a frosty mass. The ceramic really syncs with the flavors of the wheat and makes a fantastic symphony.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of WMEugene
4.89/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden/straw color with a thick bubbly white head.

S - Smells of banana, clove, bread, and a little bit of funky yeast. Very pleasant.

T - Much like the nose: bananas, cloves, bread, funky yeast, and light citrus flavors. Drinks kind of similar to their hefeweissbier, but it feels like there is a little bit more going on here. There's a bit of spice and tartness in the finish.

M - Thin to medium bodied, good carbonation. Pretty smooth.

O - I thoroughly enjoyed Weihenstephaner's Vitus. It's an extremely well done Weizenbock and another great beer from a fantastic brewery. World class and highly recommended.

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4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap last night. What a surprise. I did not read the menu, and wanted something light...this fit the bill, but it had more punch than I expected!

The best part about this beer, was the taste. It tastes like belgian spiced banana... Needless to say, it was great! It is refreshing and light, with a heavy spiced taste and one heck of a kick. I was expecting 5%, and this is a 7.7%!

If you see it, give it a shot.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of zachary80
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle says 4081. Been in the fridge since purchased.

Vitus pours a hazy, opaque straw/yellow with perfect white head.

Aroma is sweet and estery, cloves, light citrus.

Flavor is strong but not overwhelming. Light banana and grape flavors. Like a stronger hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel is good. Higher carbonation than expected.

A refreshing, Delicious beer. I expected it would be darker and heavier from the style description but it is not.

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,816 ratings.