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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,659 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,659
Reviews: 1,012
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 167
Gots: 194 | 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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Photo of utopiajane
4.4/5  rDev +3%

Pours a lovely light straw. The color white if wine only hay and with fat head of white foam that falkls slowly enough. The nose is sutlry fruit. The stuff your grandmother is putting in a pie. Apple skin, baked pear, light banana, clove, honey, spice a bit of cinnamon. Oh my stars. The taste is luscious Ripe and succulent fruit.l The apple skin crisp and light, the pear baked and sweet together with the clove. The honey malt The tall and crisp whet malt. That stands in the glass like a strange sentinel. Golden glowing flaky like flakes in the cereal bowl but sweet and soft too. OH! The banana light ans smooth. The mouthfeel is fruity, crisp, creamy . well carbonated and this finishes dry and with so much fruit you cannot stand to believe it’s not under a pie crust.

utopiajane, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Numnutz6383
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

Numnutz6383, Today at 09:51 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

TRiGS, Today at 05:37 AM
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Sgtbuck854, Wednesday at 04:14 AM
Photo of Bauchfuller
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Strong enough to have alcohol as a flavor, nice medium body and baking spices, clean finish, and then a bell ringer heat from the 7.7%

I place it in October on the beer calender, the wheat is a reminder of summer, the spices
and strenght just right for autumn.

Only the cloying bit of sweetness takes away from this beer for me, a very dry version would
be a masterpiece.

Bauchfuller, Tuesday at 11:48 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

factoide, Tuesday at 05:01 PM
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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

DrkLgr, Tuesday at 05:59 AM
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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

DaftPatrick, Tuesday at 01:58 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Meyers1023, Monday at 05:39 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +12.4%

ordybill, Sunday at 02:41 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

hambone, Oct 24, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -59%

WestHam973, Oct 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

tykechandler, Oct 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

SteamPilot, Oct 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jaymo18, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

BH712, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of titvs
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15C adapted to light color bock). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: sweet wheat aromas mixed with vanilla and some faint banana. no hop aromas. some alcohol. APPEARANCE: gold color and hazy. large moussy white head with good retention. TASTE: sweet vanilla flavour, mixed with a strong wheat presence. very low bitterness with a relative dry finish. PALATE: medium body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a very interesting variation of the traditional weizen bock style, which uses a dunkelweizen.

titvs, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

h4ger, Oct 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

StevieDB, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of CTbrew32
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Beautiful golden yellow color with haziness and plenty of visible carbonation.

Aroma- Strong aromas of fruity banana and dry wheat, but really nothing else.

Taste- Up front dry wheat and sharp hit of carbonation snap on the tongue which is furthered by spicy hop flavors as well. Towards the middle the flavors develops into fruitier banana/orange flavors. In the finish the malt and carbonation settle down and become much more softer and sweeter malt, almost a caramel sweetness but very subtle. Definitely a little booze noticeable in the beginning of the beer, which I think the carbonation brings out.

Feel- Very, very carbonated which becomes a bit distracting and annoying. Thw malt towards the end is really soft and lightens up the beer. At nearly 8% this is quite smooth, but there is some very slight alcohol heat that lets reminds one of the strength of the beer.

Overall- This is a really interesting beer, and undoubtedly the most complex German beer I've had (in my minimal experience with German beers). Some of the typical wheat and banana flavors from a hefeweizen, but the malt has more layers to it, starting off dry and switching to softer/sweeter malt flavors. The carbonation settles down as this warms up which adds points for me, and booze pretty much disappears with warmth too. Definitely a beer I'd revisit, but I'd probably prefer the classic weihenstephaner hefe the majority of times over this. (91/100)

CTbrew32, Oct 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Farren, Oct 17, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

Jksmith, Oct 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

OldSmaug, Oct 16, 2014
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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,659 ratings.