Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 2,945 | Reviews: 1,204 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by hossua34:
2.88/5 rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
A - Hazy, pale yellow-gold. A gritty layer of particulate at the bottom of the bottle adds extra cloudiness when swirled and poured. Medium-sized head with good retention. Moderate to weak lacing.
S - Mine smelled almost exactly the same as Great Lakes Grassroots Ale, and no, that is not a compliment. Like deviled eggs, baked beans or the water that collects at the bottom of a cooler or picnic basket. Pretty disgusting.
T - First taste is of wheat and citrus, then banana takes over. Would be better without the slight "rotten" taste that accompanies that putrid smell.
M - Mouthfeel is pretty good. Creamy, well carbonated, smooth and refreshing.
D - What can I say? I just don't feel like having another one when I lower my nose back into that glass. The taste is not that bad, and the mouthfeel is great, but I really expected more from this hefe.
I could not believe how well-reviewed this Kellerweis was, compared to my experience with it. I bought this six-pack from a Giant Eagle grocery store, and come to think of it there WAS a little bit of white dust on the tops and necks of the bottles, but I just blew it off and forgot about it. There is no freshness or brewed-on date on the bottle, so I can only guess as to whether or not it was past-prime. Maybe I'll contact SN to find out.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2009 00:27:37 | More by hossua34
More User Reviews:
4.71/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Had this in a pint glass at around 45 degrees.
Appearance: Gorgeous yellow with a 2.5 finger head that stays and doesn't dissipate quickly.
Smell: It is definitely restrained although I get some banana and some creaminess.
Taste: This is where it shines. Some lemon, cream, banana, clove (although not very much), sourdough bread.
Mouthfeel: creamy, easy, superb carbonation, light.
Overall: I would highly recommend this beer as it is an excellent interpretation of this style and quite possibly my favorite hefe.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 23:25:46 | More by Mises85
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,945 ratings.