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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis HefeweizenSierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,765 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2765
Reviews: 1190
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 03-12-2009)
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Reviews by jucifer1818:
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jucifer1818

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this one at Publix Liquor to celebrate good final grades. I was looking for a cheaper decent brew, and I feel like I had been mean to Siera nevada (I was not a big fan of their stout, which I thought was almost too thin to be considered a brown ale, and passed over their porter for bells offering).
Anyho, the review

Appearance: Beautiful golden orange, with a billow yeasty cloudy appearance. Their is a deep carbonation that sticks to the glass, and a rich fluffy head that disapates quickly
4.5/5

Smell: Smells of sweet bread (most likely from the yeast), slight banana, and weak spice come off of this brew.
note: It gets the "satisfaction" seal of approval, as smelling it leaves me feeling deeply satisfied.
It isn't redefining the way a hefeweisen smells, but its defently one of the better heffe smells I've smelt :P
4.5/5

taste: A very mild hefe, sweet, with a very slight banana flavors in the after taste. little clovy flavors, it is however a very pleasant hefe
I would had just preferred a bit more flavor
4/5

Mouthfeel: very fluffy on the tongue, with perfect carbonation and body for the style. Is light but not watery. One of the better mouth feels I've seen
4.5/5

Final verdict: 4.5/5
or the style, this is one of the better hefewesiens I've ever tasted on this price scale. Its better than UFO from Harpoon, better than most that I've ever had. It needs to be enjoyed in a tall glass on a cold winters night
I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to try an excellent hefewesien brew.

Remember to follow the directions, their is a lot of yeast settled on the bottom and it needs to be in suspension to properly enjoy this one

chears

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 19:29:46 | More by jucifer1818
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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.

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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.

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,765 ratings.