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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,483 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,483
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 143
Gots: 141 | 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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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-26-2013 04:54:54 | More by SocalKicks
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A-I guess the label made me think this was going to be a dark beer. This is a rather bright, albeit cloudy hay color. Big, bubbly and frothy head. Coats of lacing.

S-Very spicy. Intense, nearly hot, clove aroma. Intricate yeastiness. Peppery. Hints of bubblegum and banana but mostly spicy and voraciously yeasty.

T-The flavor is more amiable. Its far sweeter, too. I get some sweet banana or even tapioca pudding with some boozy heat. Cloves are dialed back a bit. A tangy wheatiness finishes every sip. Light apples and pears. Complex and as the beer warms it slowly shape shifts.

M-The booze pops up but its no surprise. Smooth bubbles. Sweet middle but it finishes rather dry.

O/D-A neat beer. I had no idea what Vitus had in store for me. I found it to be pretty unique. Like a Belgian Strong Pale Ale or even a Tripel but I find the wheat base to balance and smooth out the flavors. Well worth a try at less than $3 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 02:01:59 | More by VelvetExtract
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StArnoldFan

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-25-2013 22:08:06 | More by StArnoldFan
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Dicers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-25-2013 21:44:29 | More by Dicers
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-25-2013 19:15:00 | More by csfcmitchell
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MystikCelt

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-25-2013 11:45:33 | More by MystikCelt
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rather

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-24-2013 23:47:51 | More by rather
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TwoTrees

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-24-2013 16:16:05 | More by TwoTrees
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Metaltildeath

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-24-2013 14:11:07 | More by Metaltildeath
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-24-2013 05:42:01 | More by DaveAnderson
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-23-2013 21:54:06 | More by AdamP
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GPHarris

Alabama

4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

a - poured a four-fingers thick white head into a weizen glass. the head was dense, rocky, billowy and long-lasting that left thick lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright golden color with tons of bubbles.
s - big banana and clove aromas balanced out by wheat.
t - clove, wheat, bananas and other fruits.
m - this is stupendous. medium thickness and velvety smooth with a crisp finish.
o - first time having vitus and i'll be seeking it out again. so drinkable and flavorful. the mouthfeel is as good as it gets.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 13:24:10 | More by GPHarris
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-23-2013 12:37:19 | More by ShanePB
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lucas1801

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-23-2013 09:51:44 | More by lucas1801
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-22-2013 23:48:53 | More by RMoeNay
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-22-2013 22:01:57 | More by schmidtmattsays
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -29.6%

07-22-2013 17:34:49 | More by cofeeguru
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jhawth

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a hazy straw with a two-finger head made of fine foam. Visible carbonation. Beautiful to look at.

Aroma: A lot of banana, some clove spiciness, some bready smells. Smells substantial, if that makes any sense.

Taste: Banana is there but less noticeable. Wheaty sweetness gives way to an estery and just ever so slightly alcoholic spiciness. Flavors blend together very smoothly. I can taste the slightly higher alcohol content but it really heightens the other flavors instead of detracting.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light carbonation. Medium bodied. I definitely prefer wheat beers that have some substance to the more watery examples.

Overall: Really excellent beer. As far as I'm concerned, Weihenstephaner makes the best wheat beers in the world.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 02:06:18 | More by jhawth
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Oboogie

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-21-2013 23:06:35 | More by Oboogie
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-21-2013 16:24:07 | More by jkane101
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Averwo

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-20-2013 22:24:35 | More by Averwo
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bnes09

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Transparent golden color with a mountainous, frothy head. Exceptional retention and plenty of stick to the glass.

Brilliant and complex aroma of citrus, mint leaves, fresh flowers, ginger, nutmeg, wheat grains nicely coupled against a spicy, Belgian-like yeast aroma. Very interesting.

Flavor follows the nose for the most part. Smooth wheat malt flavor. Spicy ginger and citrus notes add a nice contrast. Hint of yeast.

Smooth medium body with plenty of wheaty texture on the tongue. Ample carbonation.

As far as wheat beers go, this is one of the best there is!

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 03:44:11 | More by bnes09
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-20-2013 02:02:38 | More by LoveStout
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-20-2013 02:01:28 | More by acurtis
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-20-2013 01:44:46 | More by Kmat10
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,483 ratings.