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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,646 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,646
Reviews: 1,011
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 165
Gots: 192 | FT: 6
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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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ArchEnemyBrew, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Roman5150
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

bottle into tulip

appearance: golden pale yellow with 2 finger white head

smell: coriander, wheat, cloves, citrus, lemon, dark fruits

taste: Amazingly balanced and refreshing, getting lot's of coriander and citrus notes, tastes a lot similar to the hefeweizen, just not as much banana.

mouthfeel: highly carbonated, medium bodied

overall: Weihenstepehaner is one of the worlds gerat breweries, never had a bad beer from them. This is basically a stronger version of their Hefe , absolutely phenomenal.

Roman5150, Jul 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

MN_Beerticker, Jul 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

-ronin-, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mythaeus, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

AnotherBeerGeek, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of barczar
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates.

Peach, orange, coriander, wheat, and yeast form the initial aroma. Lemon and banana become evident, along with confectioners sugar sweetness and floral notes.

Flavor reveals more of the peach character, becoming sharply lemon and orange pith. Wheat weaves throughout, but the finish is fairly bready and a touch earthy. Notes of banana and clove surface late. Lots of great esters, but the malt backbone is substantial.

Body is moderate, with high, prickly carbonation. There's slight alcohol warmth.

So much estery flavoring, but the malt backbone balances excellently. Very refreshing, and hides the high alcohol content well until the warmth settles in. Wheat beers aren't my favorite, but this is delicious.

barczar, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Rast, Jul 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BigJim5021, Jul 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Butchnasty, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Shawnspl, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of bsp77
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass.

Appearance: Hazy burnt orange with initially towering white head that mostly recedes.

Smell: Banana, clove and ripe fruit.

Taste: Semi-sweet core of ripe banana, other ripe darker fruits and wheat. The clove is noticeable on the finish, along with lingering fruit and some spiciness.

Feel: Medium to full body that is very creamy and smooth. Finish dries up slightly.

Overall: Nice balanced Weizenbock, but the ripe darker fruits contribute a slight sickly flavor that keeps this from being as first class as I expected.

bsp77, Jul 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

cclark67789, Jul 26, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy gold with any amount of head you want. My first pour was gentle and only yielded about one finger. Next pour was stronger and was 4 fingers. The head has great staying power. The lacings were alright but not as impressive as the head and retention.
Smell is banana and clove. A hint of bubblegum.
Taste is spicy cloves banana with some bubblegum on the back edges of the tongue.
Mouthfeel is medium with enough carbonation to enhance the flavors.
Overall another winner from this remarkable brewery. Not a style I enjoy as a rule but this example won me over. The alcohol was not prominent but it had an effect for sure.

Spikester, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

SocalKicks, Jul 26, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

VelvetExtract, Jul 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

StArnoldFan, Jul 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Dicers, Jul 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

csfcmitchell, Jul 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

MystikCelt, Jul 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

rather, Jul 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

TwoTrees, Jul 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Metaltildeath, Jul 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DaveAnderson, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

AdamP, Jul 23, 2013
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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