Weihenstephaner Vitus
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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From:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
 
Germany
Style:
Bock - Weizenbock
Ranked #2
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,498
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 9.11%
Ratings:
3,869
Status:
Active
Rated:
Thursday at 04:41 PM
Added:
Mar 02, 2007
Wants:
  290
Gots:
  729
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: Our light-coloured, spicy single-bock, “Vitus” is saturated with fine yeast and a creamy foam. It is a specialty with a round character based on the extra long storage time. The fruity smell of dried apricots joins aromas of citrus, cloves and hints of banana. Full-bodied and sparkling with an effervescent mouthfeel. Thus, the Vitus does not taste like a typical Bock beer but more like a noble, fruity wheat beer. Perfect with red meat, strong cheese and also able to guide desserts. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.
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4.24 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania on Thursday at 04:41 PM
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3.64/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by 57md from Pennsylvania

Pours a murky straw color with slightly less than a finger of head. The nose is yeasty and has some citrus notes. It also has something sweet that is hard to place. The flavor has herbal qualities and the same indistinct sweetness as the nose. The body is fairly hearty.

I know that weizenbocks can vary considerably but this offering is not what comes to my mind when I think about this style.

May 16, 2022
 
4.67 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois on May 14, 2022
 
4.46 by chrishiker1409 from New York on May 05, 2022
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4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

0.33 L bottle
Bottle Date: 9201 (26 May, 2021 ?)
Glass: Tulip
Pouring Temp: 44 F

Look:
Opaque golden yellow with a creamy white head that fills the space in the glass not filled with liquid. The head slowly collapses to a consistent cover. Lacing is good.

Smell:
Citrus fruits. Ripe banana. Honeysuckle. Light honey such as acacia or clover. Allspice and cloves. There is a restrained sweetness that undergirds everything.

Taste:
A citrus bite starts things off mixed with sweet banana. The allspice and cloves then bite some and keep things in balance. There is a nice flowery note as well. The finish is soft and sweet with a touch of fading cloves. The spices accumulate as the beer is consumed.

Feel:
Soft, smooth and creamy. Body is medium with a lean towards the full side.

Overall:
A tasty and complex Heller Weizenbock. I prefer Dunkler Weizenbocks like Aventinus, but this beer isn't a slouch by any means. For me, this is a good beer for spring and early summer. I actually view it as a Weizen-based Maibock, with the cloves standing in for hops.

May 04, 2022
 
4.34 by petewheeler from Maryland on May 01, 2022
 
4.6 by Beecham from California on Apr 10, 2022
 
4.15 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Apr 10, 2022
 
4 by BeerWasp from Germany on Mar 26, 2022
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4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

Hefeweizen appearance--hazy golden, just slightly translucent, with huge cap of foamy white head. Great retention, due to the wheat, no doubt.

On the nose, underripe mango, dried apricot, (good call from the brewery description) banana, vanilla, hay, white pepper, rich chewy white bready malt.

The mouthfeel is hefty and fluffy but made superbly drinkable through the fairly high carbonation that cuts through it.

A Weizenbock. This is a great beer.

Mar 21, 2022
 
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4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by hbeimers from Illinois

Golden and foamy. Super creamy and rich, like a liquid dessert. Very low bitterness and lots of rich buttery wheat flavors. Very tasty.

Mar 18, 2022
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3.66/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by rclangk from West Virginia

01/2022 BOM

Mar 12, 2022
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4.89/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by JacintoCupboard from Australia

It's all been said before. Brilliant beer. Gorgeous mouthfeel and aroma. Plenty of spice and fruit flavours. If it has a fault it goes down too easy.

Mar 05, 2022
 
4.05 by Elemental19xx from Illinois on Mar 02, 2022
 
4.63 by VariableStar1 from New York on Feb 24, 2022
 
4.34 by GuitarGuy76 from Ohio on Feb 21, 2022
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3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by mikeg67 from New Jersey

330 ml bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, nice lacing and lively carbonation. Aroma is of yeast, wheat malt, spices and bananas. Body is full and slightly crisp. Wheat malt, yeast, bananas, peppery alcohol and spices fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Very nice brew.

Feb 08, 2022
 
4.1 by shadyside from Georgia on Feb 06, 2022
 
4.14 by Vinylboy20 from New York on Jan 27, 2022
 
4.06 by irishevans from California on Jan 17, 2022
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3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by hreb from Washington

500mL bottle. Pale and golden, slightly cloudy, with a massive pillowy white head. A little bit of lemon zest in the aroma? Flavor is like a high gravity wheat beer, like you'd expect from the "weizenbock" label. Not malty sweet, but wheat-sweet. There's a depth of flavor here, but not much dimension (if that makes any sense). Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy and finish is likewise cloying. But other than that, taste-wise it's not bad. It does hide its 7.7% ABV remarkably well.

Beer Advocate says this is the #2 rated Weizenbock, but the gap between this and Aventinus is mammoth.

Jan 17, 2022
 
4.34 by lonestarshield from Texas on Jan 16, 2022
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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by coconinowizard

Look: Golden, cloudy. Cider-esque. Solid head of foam.
Aroma: Banana candy, musty honeysuckle, whole wheat loaf, strawberry yogurt
Taste: Strawberry-banana milkshake, graham cracker, nutmeg
Feel: Medium body & carbonation.
Finish: Slightly tart, dry finish.

Jan 11, 2022
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4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by KT3418 from Colorado

The more I try these the more it's like I can tell they're very well executed but idk if weizenbocks are my jam. Anyways the feel is kind of immaculate for something that maybe isn't everyone's glass of beer, I know a lot of people don't like the banana clove thing but idk. Would have this again still

Jan 11, 2022
 
4.4 by clm9 from North Carolina on Jan 08, 2022
 
4.25 by Stengelfoot from California on Jan 06, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

500ml bottle into a tall glass. Freshness dating hard to understand.

Looks fantastic in the glass. Faintly hazy pale golden yellow body. Light but continual streams of carbonation. Big bright white head persists down to the last drop, leaving gobs of lacing.

The aroma is a bit odd. Quite a strong musty floral smell.

On tasting, the nose does not come through. What does come through is a delightful slightly sweet banana-apple mix. There is a richness without abv power. Loving this.

Mouth between medium and full, finish faintly drying slightly sweet fruit note. Right at the end, a little warmth comes through.

Overall, clean, very well executed beer. Went with a single bottle rather than a six pack. This was a mistake. Would have this beer again any time, any place.

Jan 01, 2022
 
3.91 by QuintusHorace from California on Jan 01, 2022
 
4.75 by wl2bill from Wisconsin on Dec 31, 2021
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4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Isaaccluna

great beer

Dec 06, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by gandres from Philippines

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 10:08 PM
1 Pint 0.9-ounce bottle poured to wine glass
Sight: yellowish color, small foam, not clear, hazy, cloudy 4.00 Smell: aroma of yeast
Taste: very good, low bitterness, some sweetness
Mouth feel: medium carbonation, slightly tart, good follow through, dry finish, slightly bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for BA RB

Dec 01, 2021
 
4.15 by iannutter from Korea (South) on Nov 19, 2021
 
4.29 by Bierbaum from Massachusetts on Oct 31, 2021
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 3869 ratings