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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,544 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,544
Reviews: 995
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 149
Gots: 164 | 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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Amp

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-18-2012 00:55:27 | More by Amp
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-11-2014 14:23:19 | More by comfortablynirm
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-01-2013 23:33:00 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-22-2013 18:47:22 | More by DaPan
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Wessel

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-14-2014 07:38:06 | More by Wessel
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Kartoffeln

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange with visible carbonation and a huge, pillowy head of creamy and dense white foam. Loads of retention, slowly settling to a heavy cap and leaving plenty of lacing.

S: Wheat malt with notable but attenuated sweetness mixed with loads of fruity and spicy esters. Plenty of banana with hints of citrus and apple, notes of clove and bubblegum, loads of bready (and very slightly musty) yeast, and mild grassy hops.

T: Rich wheat and barley malts lead off into a hell of a melange. Notes of banana, cloves, honey, citrus (mainly lemon), pears, bubblegum, nutmeg, and slightly tangy, bready yeast throughout. Toasted grain, floral hops, and a nutty note from the yeast come through in the finish. The alcohol is undetectable.

M: Medium-bodied with typical Weizen carbonation, lively and a bit gassy but smooth with a slightly chewy feel. Despite the rich palate, the finish is dry and clean. This, along with the perfectly hidden ABV, makes it surprisingly drinkable (if no less potent).

T: Archetypal Weizenbock that showcases complex flavours without sacrificing much of the eminently refreshing, easy-drinking character of a plain Weizen. Worth seeking out.

03-20-2012 23:46:15 | More by Kartoffeln
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jeffwright

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-13-2014 00:29:14 | More by jeffwright
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carloskleber

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-14-2012 01:58:04 | More by carloskleber
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-20-2013 12:52:19 | More by GrindFatherBob
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CummingsK21

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-05-2013 02:05:43 | More by CummingsK21
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dbc5

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-14-2013 19:48:55 | More by dbc5
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KimenTshom

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-29-2012 17:34:45 | More by KimenTshom
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-10-2012 12:17:30 | More by YamagamiTravis
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Mplsbrew

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-10-2014 01:54:23 | More by Mplsbrew
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diverite

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-16-2012 17:56:07 | More by diverite
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-26-2013 05:05:36 | More by Waveoff
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-13-2012 17:25:30 | More by udubdawg
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babaracas

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Pours an unexpectedly light and relatively clear yellow/amber with an insanely massive pillowy white head. Great retention. Smell: a bit sparse, soft banana and wheat scents, slightly spicy and yeasty, but dominated by a sweet breadyness. Taste: tangy wheat, yeast, banana are most prevalent. Sweet, kind of a banana pudding thing going on here, in a good way. Other flavors buried in there: lemon, dried pineapple, clove, slight grassy + spicy hops. Ever so slight warning of the abv. Soft and creamy... a sessionable weizenbock? Uh oh.

01-06-2009 04:08:35 | More by babaracas
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BSK_ONE

New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +5.4%

A: Beautiful, cloudy yellow color with quickly disappearing white head.
S: Yum! Wheat, banana bread, honeydew melon giving it a distinct sweet smell.
T: Yum! Creamy, sweetness, with hints of banana, melon and wheat.
M: 7.7% but you would never know it. Not a hint of alcohol, and that is a compliment.
O: This is a very good wheat beer, one of my favorite wheat beers of all time!

01-20-2014 02:22:41 | More by BSK_ONE
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RaulMondesi

California

4.49/5  rDev +5.4%

Just chillin hard after going a lil too deep on New Years Eve and this Vitus is treating Raul quite nice. Glowing a gorgeous yellowish orange like the Newport Coast when Raul paddles out at 6 AM, this thang is alive. Taste is a bit funky and tart like when my baby mama gives me some after brushing with Colgate.

Yeah, like Raul's dentist recommends, Raul wouldn't mind having a Vitus two times a day.

01-02-2014 04:18:16 | More by RaulMondesi
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +5.4%

Dark yellow in color with a light amber hue and a heavy haze. Poured with a huge, billowly, white foam that slowly reduced. Grainy wheat, light corriander, fresh pear and banana aromas. On the heavier side of medium bodied with a spicy, tanginess through the middle that smooths at the end. Wheat bread, pear and banana flavors up front with peppery spice through the middle. Bready malt and banana flavors at the end as this finishes dry and crisp. A beer with a ton of character in every category. 

04-28-2014 23:26:13 | More by IronLover
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.48/5  rDev +5.2%

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Cloudy yellow-orange pour with a two finger foamy pure white head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is classic Weizen with spicy wheat up front along with hints of banana, clove, lemon, caramel, yeast, and grass. The taste is bold, spicy, and extremely rich with lots of sweet caramel malt along with hints of banana bread, lemon, clove, pear, apple cider, yeast, and grass. The mouthfeel is really thick and chewy with perfect carbonation and a nice tangy finish. Overall, this is definitely the most flavorful Weizen I've ever had. Having lived in Germany for 13 years and only recently re-visiting Weizens, I'm kicking myself. I've really become a big fan of these beers and will definitely stock up on this gem!

07-01-2014 16:36:26 | More by beerdrifter
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Andonato

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +5.2%

Pours a lovely golden straw color with a little haziness.
Pristine white head is lush but dissipates quickly. My girlfriend commented on how beautiful it looked. I agree
The aromas of banana, clove, citrus, wheat, and earth jump out of the glass.
Much of the aromas translate to the palate as well. Candied bananas, honey, wheat, earth, and baking spices are pronounced and lovely.
Incredibly smooth with light carbonation makes this a very easy drinker at 8%
Very highly recommended if you want a classic Weizenbock. It has been a while since I had a good German beer, can't imagine a much better way to get back into the lovely brews of the Rhineland than with this Vitus Weizenbock. Very pleased

05-24-2013 04:18:06 | More by Andonato
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scottfrie

California

4.48/5  rDev +5.2%

500ml bottle into Franziskaner weissbier glass.

A: Pours a lightly cloudy lemon-amber with a couple fingers of bone white head that slowly faded into nothingness.
S: Chalky, doughy, yeast, bready malts, cracked wheat, and a very subtle hint of clove and lemon.
T: I’m getting more citrus and fruit in the mouth than the nose, but for the most part this beer tastes like it smells. Sugary fruits and citrus lead the way with big chalky notes of wheat as well. I get hints of bananas and clovey yeast in the finish, and the aftertaste is sweet and grainy. There’s a light touch of caramel or candied sugar as well.
M: Medium-body, slick and heavy mouthfeel with greasy and soft carbonation. Smooth but heavy.
O: An amazing weizenbock full of fruity and rich flavors. Highly recommended if you’re a fan of wheat beers.

06-02-2012 05:11:01 | More by scottfrie
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pkalix

California

4.48/5  rDev +5.2%

hazy, wheaty, golden brew. beautiful head which dissipates very quickly. nice carbo bubbles rising to the surface.
smell is fruity, kind of like a belgium golden ale smell.
taste is also fruity, with some malts and balanced hops taste and a little alcohol taste.
had this many times in the past, one of my 'preferred' brews. first time to review it. like the rest of the brewery's offerings, very nice drinkability, although it tries to be a little different from the 'regular' commercial offerings. wish i were a little more coherent to give this a more deserving review.

09-08-2012 01:46:57 | More by pkalix
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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