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:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-02-2007)
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Almost Perfect!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks a lot to rtepiak for this brew!!

A: This has to be the palest weizenbock I've seen, yellow in color. Full four fingers of a pure white and quite soapy looking head. Retention and lacing are phenomenal like they were with the original.

S: This is what you'd expect from a weizenbock. The yeast and the wheat are in the front. You get a nice amount of banana bread (banana, molasses, toffee, breadiness, etc...), cloves, pepper, candied orange peel. Subtle strawberries. Complex, strong and inviting. Perfect.

T: As expected from the look of the beer, this has less molasses, brown sugar and general breadiness than most weizenbock, but they are still there. Very fruity with bananas and strawberries mostly. Light grass-like flavor and floral notes. Exceptionally balanced and tasteful.

M: Oh so light and fluffy, nothing beats the mouthfeel of weihenstephaner.

O: Although not my favorite brew I had (but damn close!!), I simply cannot see a fault with this brew. It looks amazing, smells insanely good, taste is awesome and balanced AND extremely easy to drink and the feel is super light and fluffy while not being watery AT ALL.

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Very similar to the hefeweissbier only stronger and with less of a banana nose. World-class - one of the best beers I've had the pleasure of tasting. For 3.99 at the grocery store, this has to be one of the best deals on import beer in the united states.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.

A -Pours a hazy golden yellow with a incredibly fluffy four-finger snow white head of both small and large bubbles. Leaves a ton of lacing.

S - Huge banana, bubblegum, and clove aroma. A little fresh baked white bread in there also. Smells heavenly.

T - Holy crap. This beer is amazing. Huge banana and clove phenol taste which literally dances around the palate. Hints of lemon as well. Backbone of extremely clean wheat compliments the fruit esters perfectly. Slightly spicy Bavarian hops carry the finish with a bit of white pepper and add a perfect amount of bitterness to keep the banana from becoming cloying. Flavors are all extremely rich and powerful. This is basically a really good Hefe turned up to 11 like Spinal Taps amps. If there was a way to give this a 6 for taste, I would do so.

M - Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation to keep drinkability high. Everything comes together to compliment the flavor profile. Again, just..."more" than a standard Hefeweizen.

O - Simply put, this is the best beer for the style I have ever had, and might just be the greatest beer I have ever had period. Just so very good. My very first "all 5's" review, as I don't see how this brew could possibly be improved. I encourge beer lovers everywhere to give this a try if haven't already.

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