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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis HefeweizenSierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,472 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,472
Reviews: 1,267
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 212
Gots: 397 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 03-12-2009

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Ratings: 3,472 | Reviews: 1,267
Photo of mmesce2
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a great hefeweizen. Very balanced flavors between the cloves, banana notes, and citrus. IF you are looking for big malt or hops flavors, then look elsewhere, this is spices and finsihing flavors through and through. I'm very glad I gave this beer a try.

Photo of SFC21
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this years ago and remember loving it. This time around it was just ok. Has the wheat-y, lemony notes, but missing the huge banana flavors I remember. Still a solid, refreshing beer but not the world class brew I remember it as. Will try again, perhaps an off bottle

Photo of ta_hagen
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite Hefeweizen's now.
A huge creamy head with lots of carbonation.
A wonderful weizen smell. Banana, clove, spice. Very balanced taste.
The favors come together well.
More crisp taste with a nice little bite finishing from hops.

Photo of Kublhahn
2.28/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Not a fan. Actually did not have that great flavor of a Munich hefe.

Photo of Snoman4141
4.9/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Im rating this beer compard to the German Hefes such as Paulener/Weihstephaner and every other American made hefe except Dancing Man wheat whic i have not had a chance to try.

Photo of CtyLineBeerBlog
4.76/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle hard-poured into a weizen glass. Here we go...

L - Very thick white foam dome, lasted a good bit. Golden yellow color with a few bubbles rising. Clear, semi-cloudy body

S - Citrus and floral, but the banana scent from the yeast comes through as well

T - Bananas, wheat, citrus taste. Not so much bite but very subtle and chill

F - Smooth and clean, easy to drink

O - Pretty solid hefeweizen from an American brewery. It really matches up with some of the German hefes' I have tried. So be a good American and drink this German-style American beer hahaha

Photo of Ryndom
4.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Favorite beer. Really hard to find a real unfiltered Hefe. The bottle of the bottle is the best part. Love the texture, and the citrus taste.

Photo of CJNAPS
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Not a big hef fan but this one was nice. Would drink this again for sure

Photo of CraigP83
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden yellow, not much head. Lemon zest and light wheat. Smells like summertime. Spicy , bubblegum yeast but very refreshing. Was hoping for more wheat at the end but it was missing. Super refreshing though and I could see this being a summer staple.

Photo of UrbanCaveman
1.35/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at 40 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw gold, with a thick white head with decent retention.

Smell: Floral and citrus, which is not at all what one wants to smell from a hefeweizen.

Taste: And as the smell indicates, my Wall O Hop sensitivity strikes. This tastes like compost pile runoff, no other flavors perceptible.

Mouthfeel: Light and effervescent.

Overall: This is in keeping with every Sierra Nevada experience I have had, with the exceptions of Narwhal and Tumbler. Please discontinue this. It is emphatically not an actual hefeweizen.

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy grapefruit color. A huge creamy head with lots of carbonation. A wonderful weizen smell. Banana, clove, spice. Very balanced taste. It is not as good as the Franzenkansers of the world, but good. The favors come together well. More crisp taste with a nice little bite finishing from hops.

Photo of spoofer
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just about the best hefeweizen out there. Great banana and clove flavors.

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Trying to rate to style. Really enjoyed this on a warm AZ day. Beautiful cloudiness, typical hefe aroma of spice/nanners and perfect carb.

Photo of kinggimp
2.53/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not impressed. Way too bland.

Photo of Jacobob10
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep gold/orange in color with a thick, fluffy white head. Cloudy from adding the yeast sediment from the bottle. Strong, yet pleasant, banana and clove aroma. Soft on the palate, medium-light bodied, and effervescent. This one has all of the fruity, spicy, and refreshing qualities that I look for in a hefeweizen.

A notch below the best German versions of the style, but probably the best American version I have had to date. Purchase with conifidence if you are a hefeweizen lover.

Photo of mobrado
3.08/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love Sierra Nevada and I love a good Hefeweizen, but I don't get this beer at all. It doesn't look, smell, taste or feel like a German Hefeweizen AT ALL.

Photo of JackDempsy
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada has done it again. Not only do they have the quintessential pale ale, but now I think they have given the world a Hefeweizen that others can compare themselves to. Hat's off to they guys in Chico for another great beer.

Photo of JonnyBoyy
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My go to Hefe, esp. during summer time

Photo of Bali_hi
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Keg of kellerweis hefe drank.

Photo of jvarnet
4.96/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my favorite American wheat beers.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

After having a Hoegaarden (my personal favorite beer), we will see how another similar style stacks up.

It looks : Hazy yellow orange glow with a nice tightly knit three finger head.

It smells : Orange, banana, clove, cardamom, coriander, baked wheat. Just superb. There is also some faint metallic hop that slurs the perfect score a bit.

It tastes : it's a bit on the hoppy side for the style. The smooth wheat body is there and finishes strong with wheat, but in the middle is a slight off-putting bitter hop and orange peel. It doesn't quite balance. There's also clove and citrus, cilantro, malts.

Mouthfeel : very carbonated, yet still creamy and smooth within the style. Ends grainy and rich, slightly dry.

Overall : it is far from the best genuine Belgian and German beers, but I'll never turn down a Hefeweizen. This one was a bit too "Americanized" for me, but perhaps I'm just a wheat beer snob. Still worth a try, but doesn't touch the Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner offerings.

Photo of Jeff_ODell
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this one on tap, probably one of the best beers I've had.

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden body and a thick voluminous white head.

Spicy clove heavy on the aroma. Banana and some wheatiness.

Flavor follows suit with spice in the forefront with banana and some crisp wheat in the back.

Oh ya the mouthfeel is great. Creamy and bubbly.

Photo of bmeGT
2/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hefe is not my style of beer.

Photo of rkat32
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle dated 1/9/15 poured into a nonic pint glass. Consumed and reviewed on Monday, February 23, 2015.

L: Pale gold hue with a frothy, two-finger, yeast-driven head. Poured the remaining yeast dregs out on top of the foam. Hazy appearance is very appealing.

S: Earthy, yeasty, banana esters, clove and spice phenols, some nutmeg.

T: An appetizing combination of fruity esters and spicy phenols – very refreshing. Banana, mild citrus notes, bready malts, pepper. Slight earthy hop presence on the back end. Delicious and complex for a Hefeweizen.

F: Medium body. Mouthfeel equipped with a creamy fullness. Effervescent and spritzy; medium-high carbonation.

O: Another well-done beer by Sierra Nevada. Sadly, I’ve been overlooking it since its release but not anymore. I’ll now gladly add Kellerweis to my “regular rotation” especially since SN’s large distribution footprint allows easy access to it fresh.

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 3,472 ratings.