Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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2.78/5 rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: Poured from the bottle into a snifter, swirling twice to get all of the yeast at the bottom. The beer is a very pale hazy orange with yellow highlights. Fluffy white head started off strong, but quickly died down to a thin layer at the top. Lacing is evident if not overwhelming.
S: Smell is all spice. There is a little banana in there and just the faintest touch of hops. I guess cloves are the closest to what I'm smelling. I recognize the aroma, but I can't place it exactly.
T: Lackluster. The yeast flavor is not as prevalent as I would like and the beer tastes a little off, like it has gone bad. Kind of like drinking a hefe out of a cardboard box. Bittering hops are definitely up front and battle a little with the flavor of the beer. Not nearly as much spice here as in the aroma.
M: This beer a little thinner than I expected and kind of feels flat on the tongue.
D: A refreshing beer, but not one that I could session. One or two would be plenty, thanks.
Overall: I am really surprised at how highly this beer is rated. It comes up well short of the better hefes I've had (Franziskaner and Live Oak) and fails to impress.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2009 05:54:06 | More by Ruslanchik
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