Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.3/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Sam Smith tulip pint glass.
A: Pours a beautifully cloudy golden yellow color that's surprisingly well blended in spite of its yeasty fog. The head isn't particularly impressive, it's a one head white color with mediocre retention/lacing.
S: There's a heavy noble aspect to this, which leads me to suspect it was well hopped with Saaz, Hallertau, and the like. Beneath the earthiness lies some banana and clove character.
T: I notice the clove notes first and foremost, but also a hit of noble hops on the finish. I also find a bit of citric character buried beneath the weizen notes, an excellent addition, in my opinion. The yeast is noticeable but it never gets in the way on the back end, always a good thing. Flavorful and easy to kill.
M: Very, very well carbonated without being overly so. Medium bodied with an amazingly crisp, subtly dry finish. The drinkability factor is incredible.
O: My favorite American-made hefe, and my favorite Sierra Nevada beer. Not quite on the same level as Weihenstephaner's (brilliant, brilliant) hefe, but easily on par with the Ayingers and Franziskaners of the world, perhaps even a touch better. Plus, it's cheap and very, VERY easy to find, which is criminal for a beer of this quality.
In fact, I'd even consider it a go-to beer for me - the highest compliment you can ask for.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2012 01:05:33 | More by ThisWangsChung
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