Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 2,771 | Reviews: 1,190 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by UCLABrewN84:
4.3/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Schooners Patio Grille in Santa Clarita, CA.
Pours a hazy light honey brown color with a 1 inch foamy white head that fades to a thin film. Random spots of lace dot the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, mild spices, and yeast aromas. Taste is of wheat, spices, yeast, and a banana bubblegum flavor in the aftertaste. This beer has a good level of carbonation with crisp yet smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good American made hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada. I tried this in the bottle before and I think I prefer this one on tap.
Serving type: on-tap
09-17-2011 20:22:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.74/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a shaker pint glass.
Look: Murky burnt yellow color, orangish tint. An eggshell colored head recedes to a white film, light spots of watery lacing.
Aroma: Fruity bouquet dominated with banana notes and wheat.
Taste: A really solid wheat and grain backbone dressed up in sweetness and banana peels.
Mouthfeel: Medium in weight with some carbonation.
Overall: Really sweet and refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 15:39:27 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.28/5 rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bottle into weizen glass. Poured as suggested on label.
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.
M - Smooth, easy drinking, refreshing. However, also unacceptably flat and slightly oily. The degree of carbonation evident on pour has been completely lost, which is a shame since it needs carbonation (or something, at minimum) to make up for the lack of bitterness.
O - Perhaps my tastes have been ruined by DIPAs; perhaps pale wheat ales have ruined hefes for me. Whatever the case, a disappointing brew. No hallmarks of the hefe style are expressed as extreme as I've come to expect Sierra Nevada to generally do with a given style/beer. This isn't a necessarily a bad brew, though it left much to be desired stylistically.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 09:50:46 | More by username
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,771 ratings.