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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,656 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,656
Reviews: 1,012
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 166
Gots: 192 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

JimmyFlatRock, Apr 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Passionfruit the color
Forces spice and pleasant banana
The bubbles that are laced
Never to dissipate
The finish never ends

A: Light gold with a little bit of haze. Holy crap that’s a lot of carbonation, a super well-retained head, almost frustratingly so cuz I want to pour more than 4 oz of beer into my pint glass. (3/3)
S: Heaven, I believe, would smell a bit like this. The wheaty spice is omnipresent: a little bit of clove and pepper, with some subtle fruity notes too, like red grape or banana. (10/12)
T: Starts crisp and finishes sweet, but the aftertaste comes in waves: banana, pepper, white bread. (18/20)
M: The bubbles were already mentioned, and they are quite powerful. A medium dryness across the whole tongue on finish. (5/5)
O: More. More. Give me more of this beer. The strength of alcohol is not very perceptible in contrast to the Hefeweissbier by the same brewery, but the strength of spice certainly is. I could really drink this every day. It’s so satisfying. (9/10)
45/50

TimZebGir, Oct 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

DaPan, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Wessel, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Kartoffeln
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Kartoffeln, Mar 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jeffwright, Feb 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

carloskleber, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

GrindFatherBob, Jan 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

CummingsK21, Mar 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

dbc5, Aug 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

KimenTshom, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

tykechandler, Oct 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

YamagamiTravis, Nov 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Mplsbrew, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

diverite, Aug 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Waveoff, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

udubdawg, Sep 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

babaracas, Jan 06, 2009
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4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

BSK_ONE, Jan 20, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

RaulMondesi, Jan 02, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. 

IronLover, Apr 29, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

beerdrifter, Jul 01, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Andonato, May 24, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

scottfrie, Jun 02, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

pkalix, Sep 08, 2012
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
93 out of 100 based on 2,656 ratings.