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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

3,115 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,115
Reviews: 1,214
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 161
Gots: 207 | 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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Julian4077

Australia

1.75/5  rDev -56.8%

05-11-2012 10:21:51 | More by Julian4077
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khargro2

Kentucky

1.75/5  rDev -56.8%

01-11-2012 20:49:39 | More by khargro2
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melissab318

Michigan

2/5  rDev -50.6%

12-28-2011 03:32:53 | More by melissab318
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BrewtalHonesty

Oregon

2/5  rDev -50.6%

04-10-2014 00:17:30 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -50.6%

01-16-2012 06:39:36 | More by chrispoint
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lmoncel


2/5  rDev -50.6%

04-29-2012 01:58:11 | More by lmoncel
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kkzmom11


2/5  rDev -50.6%

09-09-2012 18:41:23 | More by kkzmom11
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garyford

Texas

2/5  rDev -50.6%

02-15-2012 22:44:44 | More by garyford
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Tigre

California

2/5  rDev -50.6%

08-31-2014 01:46:48 | More by Tigre
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Belittle

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -50.6%

01-10-2014 19:06:10 | More by Belittle
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jstewart1130

Ohio

2/5  rDev -50.6%

05-11-2012 03:20:34 | More by jstewart1130
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tatums1984

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -50.6%

01-13-2012 08:37:06 | More by tatums1984
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DragonXero

California

2.2/5  rDev -45.7%

From the nearby town of Chico, this beer promised to be an exploration of excellent German-style wheat beer. The problem is, Sierra Nevada has done quite well with the Crustal Wheat and Old Chico beers, so this venture into Hefeweizen is an interesting choice.

I'm afraid I'm going to have to go by memory on this one, as I am unwilling to try it for a fourth time.

First off, the smell: A warning of what's to come. The scent of rotten bananas and clove cigarettes pours from the opening of this bottle from the first twist. Not discouraging enough, of course, but it's still a good sign of an unusual beer. I love odd flavors in beer, generally. An apple flavor here or a lemon zest there, never something to avoid outright. The problem is this beer simply reeks of bad produce.

Next up, the taste, which is the most important to me, especially with Sierra Nevada brews. Frankly, all I could taste was fizzy rotten bananas and cloves. I may be a bit biased, as I like neither of these, but I feel they could have been made more subtle. Instead, it's a chemically taste followed by the uncomfortable reminder of bananas. This would be fine, but this combination doesn't feel complimentary at all. It's a bit sweet and the rush of hops pours in to ruin any synergy between the unusual flavors.

The mouthfeel is hard to dismiss. Again, that chemical taste bleeds into feeling, as the beer tends to almost feel like rubber, drying your mouth out. It is wonderfully fizzy though, and the feel while drinking it is enjoyable. It's just that the beer seems to like sticking around and keeping that clove taste stuck to your tongue.

It's a pretty standard microbrew in terms of color and head. It's plenty fizzy and looks great in a glass. I just can't personally stand the taste. Had I more closely read the bottle I would have avoided it the first time, but I hadn't expected a heffeweizen to be so odd-tasting.

Overall, not something I'd recommend to people who enjoy a nice solid wheat beer. Sierra Nevada offers two different types of wheat, one filtered, one unfiltered, which would easily satisfy that desire. If you enjoy bananas and clove cigarettes, this is definitely a great beer for you. It may be worth a try if you just want something fairly unique, but the flavors just don't seem to blend with the beer taste very well to me.

If you're looking for a good American wheat beer, absolutely pick up a pack of Sierra Nevada's Crystal Wheat or Old Chico. I simply cannot recommend this though.

08-19-2013 10:25:26 | More by DragonXero
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

05-15-2012 12:38:10 | More by ncstateplaya
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canders0927

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

09-24-2012 00:33:46 | More by canders0927
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hoppyboy69

Arizona

2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

09-21-2013 04:04:18 | More by hoppyboy69
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jdibbs

New York

2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

04-09-2013 00:10:05 | More by jdibbs
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Flamefighter

California

2.38/5  rDev -41.2%

From a 12-oz bottle that I picked up at a new store, that sells singles.

The beer pours hazy light amber with a white head that dissipates quickly.

The first sip is full of cloves and bananas with pretty good carbonation but since I am not a fan of cloves (in ham or beer), I didn't like it very much.

08-19-2010 01:44:37 | More by Flamefighter
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Irish7r


2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

05-19-2012 04:08:04 | More by Irish7r
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drone

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

06-17-2013 22:14:37 | More by drone
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jmccullough108

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

10-26-2013 00:16:58 | More by jmccullough108
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ZPB

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

06-01-2012 19:58:53 | More by ZPB
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vdread

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis

swirled and poured like the bottle recommended. pours yellow and hazy with a thick head. smells of ripe bananas and spices. the thing about this beer that sticks out the most is the rotten fruit taste and smell. i can't really get past that. it feels like chalky water in the mouth and is very difficult to drink. i had to force myself to finish this.

im usually a big fan of sierra nevada but this falls way short. i thought that maybe i'd gotten a bad batch, but most of the low reviews seem to match up with what i'm tasting/feeling. i've had hefes before, so it's not that i dislike the style, i just can't understand how this tase could be appealing even to a hefe-head.

11-30-2009 01:47:11 | More by vdread
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tigrstylz

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

01-20-2012 07:37:42 | More by tigrstylz
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Ghostrider46


2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

08-31-2014 17:38:32 | More by Ghostrider46
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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