Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 12 ounce bottle into 0.3L Weissbier glass, complete with swirling the yeasty goodies into the mix.
Hazy on appearance with a darker-than-usual hue. Great, sturdy head with lasting lace throughout.
Aromas thick of wheat malt with that undeniable sweet-twinged, almost punchy qualities in all GOOD Weissbiers. The notes of banana and clove are obvious, but the Kellerweis has more - which I would suspect comes directly from their open fermentation.
The balance between the grainy wheaty goodness and the biscuity undertones along with the refreshing nature of this Weissbier make it a wonder, domestically. Spicy with a pop, yet balanced and very refreshing. Smooth on the palate, unquestioned quaffability.
Amazing. Considering the helter skelter opinions in the craft beer circles surrounding Sierra Nevada, I expected - at worst - a serviceable option to some Bavarian imports. What I found, however, was a Bavarian Weissbier that took no prisoners in what it wanted to say. Open fermentation - a technique still used a good bit in Germany for this style - lends itself well here. And, at under 5.0% ABV, damn near close to sessionable to boot. Damn near outstanding.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2011 19:33:36 | More by goindownsouth
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