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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: 165 | 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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psuscott1

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

05-25-2013 19:40:30 | More by psuscott1
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Bottle into tulip
A – 2 finger fizzy white head on a slightly hazy golden yellow brew, decent retention, no lacing 3.5
S – Yeasty, fruity, slight citrus banana and peach notes 3.5
T – Bananas more dominate as it warms, yeast, alcohol, and a light spice with a subtle sour 3.5
M – Above average carbonation but not the annoying mouth feel of highly carbonated beers, relatively light 3.5
O – A light highly drinkable high ABV beer, good but not something I’ll seek out unless I have the need to get drunk on a lawn chair some summer day 3.5

11-20-2012 06:15:39 | More by rsdaugherty
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campfirebrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

02-10-2013 00:31:38 | More by campfirebrew
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Anatole

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

07-31-2014 19:56:49 | More by Anatole
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

04-12-2013 02:51:36 | More by Dave_Treat
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

03-25-2014 19:10:51 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Kristin87


3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

10-18-2012 23:39:56 | More by Kristin87
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Keananmichael5

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

03-10-2014 22:48:02 | More by Keananmichael5
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

07-27-2013 22:12:37 | More by Shawnspl
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davey101

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

16.9 oz bottle into a tall pilsner glass. Bargain of a beer at $2.99

A - Dark yellow/light amber body. Quite hazy with rising carbonation. Massive fluffy bone white head forms and settles down to a permanent finger high cap. Moderate lacing.

S - Mostly ripe bananas. Some light spice and tart peach juice. Some standard yeast spice, but the aroma is rather one layered. No malts or wheat present.

T - Similar to the nose. Ripe bananas, a nice peach/pineapple sweetness, and a touch of yeast spice. Barely a hint of biscuity malt. Finishes somewhat cloying and coating with some alcohol present. Light to medium mouth feel with a pleasnt level of carbonation.

O - A solid yet plain beer. Not as vibrant or excellent as their hefe, Still very delicious with a fantastic banana and peach presence.

09-02-2012 02:54:56 | More by davey101
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

06-20-2013 00:43:55 | More by MichiganderHB
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TravisR

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

06-24-2013 02:14:00 | More by TravisR
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bbadger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

08-30-2012 02:51:16 | More by bbadger
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

12-25-2012 17:36:27 | More by ejimhof
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akttr

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

04-30-2013 02:02:12 | More by akttr
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

04-20-2014 21:33:04 | More by JCam9981
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TheLiterati

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

I am a die-hard Aventinus devotee, and nothing - and I mean nothing - can sway me from my devotion to that beer.

As if this near fanatical devotion wasn't weird enough, I am a big ol' hophead to boot. In fact, I've publicly declared my favorite style to be American Double IPA.

Go figure.

Still, when my new favorite beer buyer said "If you like Aventinus, then you MUST try this Weihenstephaner Vitus," I was like, "OK. Bring it."

He brought it. And I bought it. And you know what?

I'm only mildly impressed.

First, the color, as other BAs have noted, is light like a traditional hefe. Nice cloudiness, golden in hue, if not downright strange looking in my Aventinus glass.

As for smell...there's banana, clove, maybe a hint of dates and raisins, but not enough. And - here's where my enthusiasm wanes - no cloves. Also, there's a soapiness to the aroma that reminds me of perfume. Not sure I like this very much.

The taste is good, but not as complex as I'd hoped, and more like a traditional hefe-weizen than I'd expected.

The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety - quite pleasant, actually.

All in all, drinkable and enjoyable.

01-24-2008 07:41:58 | More by TheLiterati
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Cramshawbar

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

05-19-2013 23:38:00 | More by Cramshawbar
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

04-13-2014 03:14:08 | More by markgugs
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monnik

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

01-31-2012 12:28:14 | More by monnik
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ElijahCSkuggs

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

I sit here about to chug down my Vitus, and I hesitate. Why? What's the hold up you ask? Well, besides the slow realization of how badass the name Vitus is, I'm also listening to the soundtrack to Mac and Me. I recently rewatched this retarded retro 80s family flick, and let me tell you...it was awesome. And the song I'm grooving to right now, You're Not a Stranger Anymore...has succeeded in putting me in a state of all-knowing awareness. I salute Mac and Me and it's tubular soundtrack with a pint of the ultra manly, regal and badass, Vitus.

This here Weizenbock looks the good stuff. A light/dark golden hazy caramel look that makes me think of a scarecrow; an initial sudsy and soapy head, solid retention and lace...it's an awesome looking beer.

Uh-oh spagettios!!! This ain't doing it. Wait, hold up, let me take a bit here...nope. Ya know why? Because I don't like the smell of bananas. And ya know another thing, I don't like the smell of cloves very much either. *sniff* There's something else there too....something doctor appointment-y. But the kicker here is, it truly does have a strong and appealing taste - that is, if you like these smells/tastes - but I'm not a blowhard, I know if it's delivers a calculated taste then that's a good thing.

The nose hasn't lied. It's banana beer. Banana bread beer? Son of a bitch! I really wanted to like this badass beer!! King Vitus...you have forsaken me! But seriously, the smell is worse than the taste for me. It's not really that strong...and it's pretty tasty.

The mouthfeel is quite nice though. Quite nice indeed! Soft, mellow, creamy, yet a dry finish that pin-points the very hidden alcohol. Good feel. Feels like if you were choking on boobs.

Drinkability for ya boy ain't the bees knees if ya feel me. For me, ya boy, it's a bit too potent in the banana area. See, bananas are just too damn bland for me. I like my fruits to be pippy and tasty....not long...ya feel me? Yeah, you feel me. This is a review that you should take zero advice from though, as it's a well loved beer...I just don't like penis fruit!!! *blasts Take Me, I'll Follow You*

11-21-2010 01:27:11 | More by ElijahCSkuggs
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Ozurr

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

04-20-2012 01:39:12 | More by Ozurr
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kendellmarie

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

10-01-2012 21:16:30 | More by kendellmarie
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

02-16-2012 17:54:12 | More by JAHMUR
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Gig2828

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

02-28-2014 21:42:02 | More by Gig2828
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,544 ratings.