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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,780 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,780
Reviews: 1,029
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 182
Gots: 254 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

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

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4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle from the Copper Vine into a weizen glass.

A- A careful pour still creates a huge head that crowns the glass, about 3-fingers of whipped cream. Golden-yellow body goes hazy with a yeast swirl and shows lots of carbonation. The head sustains at 1/2-finger and leaves thick, fluffy rings on the glass.

S- Bold and sweet. Gummy and bready. Hints of clove and peppery spices. Some banana and citrus. Lemon aroma grows with warmth.

T- Rich and flavorful, like an imperial hefeweizen. Banana bread is my first impression. Hints of lemon in the aftertaste. Spices become more apparent with warmth. It becomes something of a spicy holiday cake or bread. Very appropriate for the winter holidays, and more drinkable than many of the winter warmers or spiced Christmas beers.

M- Full bodied with enough carbonation to keep up and make things creamy. A little smooth alcohol warmth.

O- I've read about this one for years and just happened upon it at my local bottle shop. I've definitely been missing out. I'll actively seek this beer again (I should have grabbed another bottle or two). As refreshing as a hefeweizen, but bold and hearty enough to be more enjoyable during the winter months.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

.5 liter bottle poured into Weissbier glass. Produced a lovely three finger fluffy off-white head that took about 5 minutes to recede. Faded to about a quarter inch that lasted to the end, nice lacing. The color is a cloudy golden-yellow, with lots of carbonation bubbles continually refreshing the foam. The smell is fantastic, with lots of bready yeast prominent, filled in by great banana, bubblegum and clove aromas- one of the best beer aromas out there. The taste was nearly identical to the smell, however the banana flavors really came out. Just the right amount of sweetness too, with a touch of clovey, bubblegummy goodness. The mouthfeel was creamy and kinda chewy almost, with a bit of the prickly carbonation that lets you know you've got something special here. This is such an outstanding beer, and for the price- world class!

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4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Three full fingers worth of audibly fizzy crisp tightly compact perfectly uniform bone whit colored head... Turns a bit rocky on the top and small large carbonation bubbles emerge as this one settles a bit... Excellent retention... The color is a slightly murky hazed deep rich amber... A light bit of sluggish to moderate paced carbonation... A big rich nose dominated by wheat, yeast, honey and candied sugars... There is a potent fruitiness about in the form of pear and apple... There's also a subtle musky funkiness that lingers in the nose as well... A big rich flavor profile that is identical to the aroma with perhaps a slight addition of some overly ripened banana... There's also a subtle touch of booziness on the finish... Medium bodied... Prickly carbonation... Slightly chewy... Good balance... A very enjoyable beer all the way around regardless of the style... Perfect in any season and for any occasion... Just a rock solid example of world class brewing craftsmanship...

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

500ml bottle into some kind of tall glass i got recently. so a pilsner or weizen glass according to this website. i think. best before "07/10/2015", enjoyed on december 2, 2014

a: golden yellow with a blizzard of bubbles streaming to the top. two fingers of white head that is fading away quite quickly. slightly opaque before the yeast is poured in, fully cloudy when it is

s: mmmm, so good. big banana note in the front, wheat, spicy yeast, bubblegum, good bread presence, and a pinch of lemon

t: all of the above flavours. very fruity all around (banana and light citrus fruits) with a really strong and tasty bready malt backbone. hints of bubblegum here and there. mild-to-moderate bitterness on the finish. there's also a touch of alcohol on the back end, but it's mostly masked under the malty tones

m: medium-bodied with lively, fizzy, but not too prickly carbonation

o: a really delicious wheat beer, full of huge fruit and malt flavours

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4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz brown bottle poured into a Weihenstephaner hefe glass. Code 6234 on the label translates to June 6, 2014

Weihenstephaner Vitus changed the color of my weizen glass to a cloudy gold hue with a creamy white 2-finger head sitting on top. The head had great staying power. Carbonation bubbles rushed to the top of the glass. The classic aroma of banana, bubblegum and pepper/cloves dominate. The taste matches the nose with also yeast and malt noted. Mouth feel is creamy with active fizzy carbonation and a light warming from the alcohol at the back of the palate.

Vitus is another winner from the world's oldest brewery - I could drink this ale all day!

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