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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis HefeweizenSierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,944 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,944
Reviews: 1,204
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 139
Gots: 129 | FT: 0
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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beatlefan56

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-19-2014 15:51:06 | More by beatlefan56
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mrlucid98

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-26-2013 20:27:12 | More by mrlucid98
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tpauer

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-10-2012 02:25:22 | More by tpauer
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swellcat

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-14-2013 01:55:48 | More by swellcat
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Mplsbrew

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-21-2014 00:57:40 | More by Mplsbrew
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kornkid8600

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-08-2011 08:00:26 | More by kornkid8600
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-28-2014 12:45:11 | More by Andy_Luft
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matt56007

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-27-2013 23:16:49 | More by matt56007
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jdavidk93

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-04-2013 23:47:27 | More by jdavidk93
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured from 12oz bottle into a weizen glass. Pours a hazy, cloudy light orange. 1 finger white head. Decent retention. Slippery lacing. Doesn't really grab the glass, but not expecting it to. Beautiful carbonation bubbles.

S- Banana, banana bread, yeasty, bubble gum, lemon, sweet with a touch of peppery spice. Esters. Nice smell. I'm interested.

T- Sweet up front with bananas and yeast again. Lots of cloves and esters. Buttery. Taffy. Crisp, pepper finish that i wasn't expecting, but i really liked the surprise. Some tart notes. Love the contrasting smoothness up front with some kick in the back.

M- Mid body. Thicker than i expected, and i like it. Very smooth. Perfect carbonation. Not real dry or bitter.

O- One of my favorite from Sierra Nevada. Would be perfect on a hot summer day, but drinking it in Tulsa on a cool March evening, i understand why this is a year round offer. A great touch on a German style. I only have a moderate amount of hefeweizen experience so i can't wait to compare it to some of the German classics. A delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 01:04:41 | More by Bosoxfan20
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sauron681

Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice golden, very very filtered, clear color. Good head and sticky lacing as it should be. Did I mention how filtered clear this beer is?
Smells of vanilla milkshake and slight frutiness. Medium mouthfeel, slightly chewy but true to style.
Lots of banana flavor with bubble gum, couldnt pick up much of the clove, however. Fairly sweet beer but still very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 16:49:23 | More by sauron681
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours hazy lemony honey gold with an inch white head that dissipates quickly.

Smells of fresh grassy malts, lemon citrus and honey.

Tastes of clover honey, banana esters and wheat malt.

Medium body with soft carbonation.

Really good, thirst quenching hefe, highly sessionable but not light on flavor, I could drink this all summer.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 00:14:07 | More by Cylinsier
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sevenarts

New York

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow, very cloudy, with a fluffy white head that slowly dissipates to just a small skim of bubbles with no lacing.

S: Light, crisp wheaty aroma with some banana and mild spices. Very nice, and about as strong as would be expected for a hefeweizen.

T/M: Nicely layered flavors of wheat, banana, a touch of peppery spice. A little bitterness in the aftertaste. Very crisp and clean and refreshing, with a good amount of flavor for this kind of beer.

O: A great American take on the hefeweizen style, very true to its origins. SN does it about as well as the Germans. Really tasty and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 19:05:23 | More by sevenarts
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Top notch Wheat beer.

I'm not a big fan of banana flavor, unless I'm just eating a banana.
But you get a hint of banana in this beer and it REALLY works.
Strong but not overpowering flavors set this one apart from other wheat beers.

Beautiful frothy head.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 02:24:12 | More by TastyAdventure
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 6pack from Gary's in Portsmouth, NH. The beer was a hazy yellow color with a thick, white, meringue-like head. Little bit of lacing. The aroma was primarily banana, also some sweetness and spice. I tasted banana, clove, and a little bit of lemon. I had Kellerweis not too long after drinking Rogue's Mom Hefe, and felt it to be superior. Not usually a hefe drinker, but this was a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 12:53:13 | More by lordofthewiens
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Finally, found a sixer of this in Asheville, at the granola emporium(Greenlife Grocery on Merrimon Ave.) Knoxville is such a crappy beer city that this is nowhere to be found there.
Poured into a large weissebier glass, we have a hazy straw yellow body with an immense vanilla head. Abundant clumps of sudsy foam adorn the glass.

Aroma has clove, white pepper, twangy wheat, ripe bananas, and a hint of lemon.

Medium to light medium body with a coating medium carbonation.

Taste is excellent for style. Wheat malt twang, clove, ripe banana, orange pulp, and a hint of lemon. Very nicely constructed.

Quite good! The new benchmark in American hefeweizens, and solid enough to rival the better teutonic versions.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2009 01:47:19 | More by merlin48
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kellerweis Hefeweizen bears more than a passing resemblance in aroma to a Belgian ale: strong notes of banana and clove, mixed with only slightly less potent apples, pears, apricots, and coriander, all atop a biscuit-like layer of toasted grains.

On the tongue, the brew remains close to a Belgian, the banana and clove translating well, with the background apples and pears still quite prominent. The toasted grains are more present here, with good layers of wheat and cereal rushing across the tongue. A slight background sourness recalls Flemish ales, and helps counter the sugars. The aftertaste is more banana and clove, and fades relatively slowly. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium-high.

Overall, this is a good beer, though as is obvious, I think it bears more in common taste-wise with a Belgian than with a Hefeweizen, so the name might be misleading to some. Still, the flavors in here are excellent, and the beer is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 19:21:10 | More by jondeelee
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jbowers56

Australia

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden colour. Minimal head and very little retention for some reason.

Banana, clove, honey sweetness and other light fruit esters are all there.

Similar to the nose. Typical hefe with good amounts of banana, bready malt, a little clove, bubblegum. Yummy.

Carbonation is somehow different to that of a german hefe. Still very fizzy but quite different.

Like a good hefeweizen, it is insanely drinkable. On a hot day I could slay these like it was nobodies business.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2010 11:09:19 | More by jbowers56
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hoptualBrew

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a very deep murky haze yellow orange with a huge 4 finger pillowy head that takes a bit to receed. This is a good looking hefe!

Smells of wheat, spice, yeast, banana, a little bit of citrus & coriander (a touch). Reminiscent of Weihenstephaner's Hefeweissbier - very nice.

Yup, this is a delicious brew. There is a lot of fruity thick yeast there with a full wheat mouthfeel. Not as spicy as the nose would suggest. Starts off full and yeast fruitiness & ending with a spice banana presence.

Picked a single up for $1.30. That price cannot be beat for a delicious 12oz Hefeweizen! I will be getting into this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 14:37:56 | More by hoptualBrew
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matjack85

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I found this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's in Plainfield, IL for $1.49. No freshness date anywhere to be found.

The beer poured a cloudy golden color, typical of a hefe-weizen. It made a 2 finger fluffy white head that lasted about a minute, but it only left a minimal amount of lacing.

There wasn't a very strong smell to this - just a definite wheat presence with some fruitiness and spiciness in the background. The spiciness could have been clove, as that is what you normally get in a hefe-weizen, but the fruit was not the typical banana smell, it was something else.

The taste was delicious. Wheat maltiness and fruit flavors up front, with a mild clove spiciness to keep it balanced. Not too sweet, but definately not bland either. There was a nice tangy tartness mixed in with the wheat, other malts, fruits, and spices to give this a nice comlex chatacter.

The body was heavier than most hefe-weizens I have tried, so yoU wouldn't call it light or watery, but it wasn't thick either. I would say it has a meduim body, but with high enough carbonation in it to keep it refreshing.

At 4.8% abv, the alcohol doesn't even come into play. This is a nice, tasty, refreshing brew that has fantastic drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 10:14:04 | More by matjack85
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musicforairports

New York

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very, very cloudy light golden in color, head starts big and sticks around.

Smells of big weizen/wheat aromas, citrus and banana.

Taste is refreshing, flavorful and smooth. Notes of banana, citrus, clove and grainy wheat--none overpowering the other. In this summer heat right now, this is delicious.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied, with modest carbonation.

Never been one of my favorites styles, but this is a great example of it.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 01:39:48 | More by musicforairports
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis has a very thick, fluffy, white head and a hazy, yellow appearance with some bubbles streaming up and a nice amount of lacing left behind in splotches. The aroma is of white bread and slight banana, and the taste is likewise of white bread and banana, with coriander and a tad of hop bitterness present. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Sierra Nevada Kellerweis finishes wet and very drinkable. Little aftertaste is associated with this. Overall, the beer is quite enjoyable and I rate highly. Try it!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 15:51:05 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Proteus93

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy blonde, with a nice and semi-creamy white head that sites a strong two-fingers over a 10 ounce pour.

S: Wheat graininess, a scent like fruit peel, with soft banana scents upon a swirl - I don't really pick them up a great deal before a swirl. Clove aromas are nice, with a mellow 'field grass' scent.

T: The bottles makes a pretty accurate description of 'ripe banana and spicy clove.' There's not a whole lot more to add onto that, really. Easy going on the palate, but robust enough to suggest more. Good stuff.

M + D: A good bit of body to it, almost a little slippery - molten butter slick in some ways, though that's a very unappealing way to describe it and that's not actually the case. I sometimes prefer wheat styles to be a little crisper, but it's not always something that comes with the style... still, it's a nice, low alcohol, inviting summer brew that I will be looking forward to as gets even hotter.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 02:03:19 | More by Proteus93
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WeisGuy

New York

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Left in my fridge by a fellow BA, so I guess I'll have to drink it.

a - pours a bright golden color, super cloudy, one-finger white head with little retention or lacing

s - great traditional hefe aroma, big notes of banana and clove dominate with a lighter lemon aroma, not very complex, but spot on for the style

t - much like the aroma, the taste is pure banana and clove, the spiciness isn't overwhelming at all though, hints of lemon and orange, alcohol is very muted, very refreshing

m - light-to-medium bodied, on the higher side for carbonation, very active in the mouth, well-balanced finish, no alcohol warming

d - extremely drinkable, many hefes wear on my palate with the spice, but this hits the right balance, alcohol is virtually non-existant

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2010 04:08:19 | More by WeisGuy
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jwhawkins81

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma - Bananas, citrus, spice. Actual a good amount of spice.

Appearance - Cloudy yellow with a tint of orange. Big white head from the pour was slow to dissipate thanks to a lot of carbonation.

Taste - First banana then spice carriers on for some time. Most of the flavors of this beer are upfront without much on the backend. Just no real aftertaste.

Notes - I like the amount of carbonation that really complimented this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 18:17:20 | More by jwhawkins81
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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