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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,697 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,697
Reviews: 1,018
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 173
Gots: 212 | 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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Photo of FLima
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy golden orange color with Lots of bubbles going up to feed a thick head resulting in a very good retention.
Traditional aroma of banana and cloves, but with hints of liquor and bubble gum.
Spicy and relatively malty flavor with notes of cloves, lemon, toasted malts, wheat and banana. Hints of citrus, honey and bubble gum. Dry aftertaste.
Medium body with good carbonation, 7.7% ABV is well hidden.
It is like a tuned-up Hefeweizen on booze and toasted malts. Very, very good. Let it warm up a bit and welcome to first class.

FLima, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -6.3%

tom10101, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of moodyxc9
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

moodyxc9, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of JamesShoemaker
3.66/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz bottle poured into my snifter. Every beer store around here seems to carry Weihenstephaner, but never Vitus, so I'm glad I got to try it finally.

A - good looking beer, super light, big head on the forced pour. An inch or two of foam recedes slowly. Settles deep yellow and light brown in the glass. Cloudy on the pour, even more opaque in the glass.

S - Sweet, sticky notes on the nose. I have a difficult time discerning the smells here, but there's a distinctive sourness on the end of the nose, fruity, yet viscous. Not altogether pleasant though.

T - I'm not too sure about this. Some of the sweet notes get lost in the acidity. The yeast strain is awfully similar to some American-made Belgian pales I've had, which I'm not a huge fan of. I do get some of the bubblegum that other reviewers described. Wheaty.

M - decent, a little sour and acidic. The alcohol doesn't really play a role here.

O - I'm not a huge fan of Weihenstephaner beers, but I think that it just must be the beer styles, lagers, whatever, that I don't like. Because I can tell that this is exemplary of its style. Flavorful and a full bouquet, but not my cup of tea.

JamesShoemaker, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a hazy yellow color with a thick, fluffy white head that dies down to a thin line of bubbles.

S: Banana, bubblegum, alcohol, wheat, and citrus.

T: Initial flavor is sweet and with a good bit of clove spice and citrus. The bubblegum type fruit flavors kick in and ride with the citrus and spice into the finish. The finish is sweet with a good bit of burn and a very slight hop flavor.

M: Medium to big body. Very smooth feel to it. For being 7.7% it is easy to drink. Very refreshing feel to it with the higher carbonation.

O: A very good representation of the style

barleywinefiend, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of hopswap1
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

hopswap1, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of jgunther71
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of dbc5
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

dbc5, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of NOLANDMAN
5/5  rDev +17.1%

NOLANDMAN, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of TargaFlorio
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

TargaFlorio, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of chasmandocharles
3.5/5  rDev -18%

chasmandocharles, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of thampel09
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

thampel09, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of DSkilling
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DSkilling, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of RKing44
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

RKing44, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of 510a
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

510a, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of ZachKelly
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ZachKelly, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Mikecap
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow with a nice two finger head that fades pretty quickly, not a ton of noticeable lacing on the glass.

Smell: Predominately banana, with some clove and lemon as well. A bit of spice hits the nose as well.

Taste: Banana again, with some grassy notes and citrus fruit. Also get the cloves from the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light bodied and very refreshing and smooth with nice creaminess. Drinks very easily.

Overall: A very very good beer here. Not quite as good as their Hefeweissbier but still a definite must try!

Mikecap, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of MJSJr
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

MJSJr, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of brewcrew76
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Slightly hazy golden yellow with a few finger white head.

S - Banana and clove dominate. Fruity esters and light, tart lemon peel.

T - Just like aroma it if predominantly banana and clove. Sweet wheat malt and yeasty esters round out the flavor.

M - Light, maybe a bit crisp, but definitely creamy. Sweet throughout with a dry lingering finish.

D - Can't believe I waited so long to try this. One of the best Weizenbocks I have had.

brewcrew76, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

tbeer40, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

OldhouseRecs, Aug 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

ThrashMaster, Aug 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

nodder, Aug 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

crbnfbr, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mmmaaattt, Aug 09, 2013
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,697 ratings.