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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis HefeweizenSierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,771 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2771
Reviews: 1190
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 03-12-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by NATOuk:
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NATOuk

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance
A thick and murky golden colour, not much head but settles to a thin white ring around the glass leaving some lacing.

Smell
A prominent aroma of banana with some lemon zest along with yeast and some wheat. Very inviting aroma overall.

Taste
Light sweetness at the front of the mouth for a moment, quite similar to the aroma in that there is a slight banana taste, some bread yeast notes and a little wheat followed by a nice medium bitter finish.

Mouthfeel
Quite silky smooth texture, clings to the mouth well. Medium carbonation.

Overall
An excellent Hefeweizen, I'm very fond of this one. Lovely aroma, equally excellent taste and very well balanced. A great beer to savour or to have as a session. Would be wonderful in a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 16:25:50 | More by NATOuk
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A - Medium density, 3-finger head reducing to about half-finger. Moderate lacing. Before becoming opaquely hazy it bubbles like champagne.

S - Disappointing/lacking for style. Mainly clove, yeast, and soap. Some hints of banana/banana bread, but not nearly enough compared to other hefes.

T - Even more disappointing. Anything it was trying to accomplish feels restrained and shoved into an ill-fitting envelope. None of the smells make any substantial presence on the palate. Nothing remotely interesting.

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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