Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,745 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,745
Reviews: 1,025
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 173
Gots: 230 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

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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3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours with a huge, fluffy, white head that dissipates fairly quickly. The head dies down releatively quickly to a nice white topping the beer. The beer itself is a lovely golden hay color. The nose is what I would expect from a Weihenstephan beer, very estery, lots of banana, but also with lots of darker (think candied) fruit smells.

The taste is light and wheaty, for a 7.7% alc beer, this is really really well hidden alc, not boozy at all. The beer has a fairly nondescript flavor, its a little bit sweet up front (no hop bitterness at all) and has a quite sweet aftertaste too.

The mouthfeel here is great, very wheaty and full on the palate.

This is a very interesting beer, I think I prefer the straight up Hefeweizen from Weihenstephan better, but this is a tasty example of a style that is hard to find.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Jacobob10
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, yellow color with a one-finger frothy white head. Wonderful aroma of citrus, banana, and clove. The taste is right in line with the smell. Strong yeast flavors that really bring out the banana and spice. Medium bodied and the carbonation was spot on. Dry finish. A delicious beer - very similar to Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - that is worth picking up if you see it on the shelves.

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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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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this a few times and am a big fan, wanted to do a full review to see how the score holds up. Outstanding looking beer, although not quite to the level of Hefe or Dunkel. Pretty much the same with the smell and taste, very similar but not quite the same, but still very high quality. Overall this is a beer I like very much but have a hard time taking it over the Hefe or Dunkel.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ElCommodoro
3.41/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright, yellow, cloudy colour. You can actually see the haze forming distinct patterns in the cloudy ale. Crazy. The smell is nothing to write home about. It's grainy, like an adjunct lager. The taste is a whole different animal, though. The grain flavours are so light, that they are taken over by strong notes of banana, cloves, citrus peel, and spices. Are there spices in this beer? The notes are so strong that I would suspect so. These aren't all what I'm looking for in a weizenbock, typically, but it makes for an excellent all-around brew, no question. I'm used to a dominating banana note and a bite from a weizenbock. This has the banana, but too much orange peel, and it completely lacks any bite, which disappoints me a little. The flavour of this beer is typical of Old World traditional brews. Reminds me of a Belgian abbey ale. Those are good, so I can't rate this particularly poorly. I was really looking for more bite in my weizenbock, though.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,745 ratings.