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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 2,816
Reviews: 1,035
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 181
Gots: 278 | FT: 6
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-02-2007

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pour is ridiculous it looks like a hazy apricot colored hefe with this billowing head that won't give up, looks great and the label announces that it has been dubbed the WBA 12 World's Best Wheat Beer STRONG. A golden orange glow weizenbock, eh? I'm in the aromatics, hints of sliced fresh apple, baked bread, hints of clove and fruit esters this beer hides the alcohol quite well. Flavor coats the sides of the palate with ample sweetness, sturdy alcohol in the backend, hints of green apple, ripened banana, and spicy clove accents. This beer has some girth to it, definitely a strong alcohol presence the more it warms but it's well woven into a comfortable wheat beer setting. It reminds me a lot of the Glissade Bock Sierra Nevada used to make except this is a stronger wheat version of that style. Mouthfeel is a bit cloying mid way through each sip, even keeled carbonation enough to carry the beer along medium to full but yet comes of drinkable with a slight alcohol burn. Overall, a perfectly good strong wheat beer from Germany, got it in a gift pack for 15.99 with 5 beers and a glass that's value.

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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Purchased from the LCBO for $3.25 CDN. Poured into pint glass.

Appearance - Nice Hazy, light golden color, but less hazy than the hefeweizen variety. 2.5 fingers of creamy white head slowly recede leaving soft pillows of cream on top of the beer. The wispy soap head will remain for the entire glass.

Smell - Strong clove, banana, spiciness. Some orange and faint bubblegum is present. Smells quits similar to the hefeweizen, just with a stronger clove scent and jacked up spicy notes. Some mild malts also detectable.

Taste - Similar to the smell, but with an added sweetness this is very surprising and seems to come from left field. Full of flavor in an amalgamation of clove, bananas, some coriander and maybe a touch of orange peel.

Mouthfeel - While I believe this beer is stellar across the board, I think the mouthfeel on this is the true star. Incredibly creamy rich and smooth, yet extraordinarily light. Akin to an exquisitely refined pastry that is decadent beyond all belief yet is so light that you barely notice it. Slightly dry finish caps this delight off. Booze is imperceptible.

Overall - Probably my second favorite weizenbock, but if you're looking for a nightcap that is very refined and light, look no further than Vitus, made by German brewing royalty.

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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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4.25/5  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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MistahBeah
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a weizen glass

Vitus pours a hazy straw yellow. Tons of carbonation. Creamy white head with great retention. Some sticky lacing. Having never had a weizenbock before, I was expecting a darker color. Regardless, this looks very inviting

Fantastic aromas of banana and cloves, bubblegum, crisp wheat, lemon zest, spicy coriander, and honey. All shine through wonderfully. Hefeweizens and witbiers aren't always my cup of tea but this is the standard of aroma they should be held up to

Taste follows the nose to a tee. Big yeasty esters of banana, clove, lemon peel, orange zest. Bubblegum sweetness and honey. The coriander, cloves, twangy wheat, and subtle alcohol presence add a much needed spicy kick that balances this nicely. Finish is of sweet honey that lingers for a moment

Drinks smooth and light but the sweetness is thick if that makes any sense. Very carbonated. Crisp. Somewhat off dry. Very low in bitterness and acidity

Overall superb. Again, being my first weizenbock I'm not sure what the standard is but I greatly enjoyed this. Sweet but not cloying. The ABV makes itself known but is far from overpowering. If anything it makes you take your time and enjoy. This is no doubt too sweet for some but if you like witbiers or hefe/dunkelweizens you will love this

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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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  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of alphagnome
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy, straw hue body with a think, white head that withers away to a pencil-thick crown. Light carbonation is visible only if hunting for it.

Of decidingly Belgian quality. A beautiful foray of earthy spices and banana are prominant. Wheat, clove, and yeasty notes are also evident. Simply fantastic!

Sweet and spicy. Bubblegum, banana, and a bit of honey and molasses make up the sweetness while clove and corriander spice up the party. Bitterness is uneventful.

Way more carbonation than visually led to believe. Medium body. Lip-smacking dry finish. Alcohol is noticable, but not nearly enough to fault the experience.

This is an incredible beer I couldn't get enough of it! I wanted more, more, more! A slow sipper as it might be a bit sweet for some, but otherwise beautifully balanced and full of character. Do yourself a favor... Get one. Or ten.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,816 ratings.