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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,380 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,380
Reviews: 1,236
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 197
Gots: 321 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 03-12-2009

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Ratings: 3,380 | Reviews: 1,236 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of gonzo000
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprised at the color l and cloudiness of this beer. Nice orange color when poured into a tulip glass. Could not see through the beer, dense appearance. Liked the flavor very much. On the first sip it seemed coriander was leading the charge, but that changed quickly to a fruit/syrup taste on the front and a clove on the finish that was no overpowering. Very good stuff. Would revisit.

Photo of Gebrau
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very familiar for a heffe which is rare for an American brew using open fermentation. Sierra Nevada has never failed me. Good stuff. Banana, nutty, coriander...all the usual suspects present.

Photo of mdlb44
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKbrew89
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a traditional pint glass. Wonderful copper color with slow fading foam. Nice notes of toasted malts with coriander and very subtle hops. Very nice balance of spices and wheat cut with just enough citrus to create a beautiful taste from the begging of the end. Slightly hoppy at the back of the tongue to remind you it's brewed by Sierra Nevada. Medium mouth feel that isn't too watery to too heavy. I really like hefeweizens and this one of my favorite hefeweizens.

Photo of nwilliams317
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, yellowish/copper color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic with aromas of toasted malt, imparting notes of toasted bread and whole wheat crackers, followed by aromas of banana, clove, coriander and a touch of ginger. Very traditional in its aromas for a weissbier.

Taste: Nice flavors of toasted malt, and tropical fruit, such as banana and pineapple, followed by some spices of clove, black pepper, coriander, a touch of ginger. There’s some good candied sugar-like sweetness too.

Mouthfeel: Medium, medium/thin and pretty effervescent as there is some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 4.8%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I’m not a huge fan of hefeweizen beers, actually, I’m not even a little fan of them. Usually they have way too much flavors of banana and a plastic-like Band-Aid smell and taste to them that I find very off-putting. That being said, this beer, while possessing a touch of banana, doesn’t go over-the-top with it and has none of the other flavors that I don’t like in most hefewiezen beers. I actually liked this one! Recommended for fans and non-fans of hefeweizen beers alike!

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.74/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not bad but who am I kidding-i just don't like hefenweizen...but if u like these do try

Photo of TheBeerSeal
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MightyYui
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nommy. No off flavors, pretty color for a hefeweizen. Extremely likable in a sort of a moderate 'there's not really anything to dislike here' sort of a way. If I had a friend who was new to hefeweizen and I wanted them to like them, I would start by introducing them to this one.

Photo of Zcrizer
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Subvette
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MattM
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeepBrew
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tall hefe glass.Even though I poured at an angle, I had to stop the pour and wait for the foam to settle.

A: Cloudy straw color, huge foam that recedes slowly. Spotty lacing and very little visible carbonation.

S: Great smell of fruit, some spice and yeast.

T: Malt throughout, fruit, the cloves and bananas are there all right. Very subtle bitter toward the end.

M: Medium-low mouthfeel, very easy to drink.

O: Great implementation, can proudly stand up to its German brethren.

Photo of MHH3091
4.73/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BreweryRun
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gelasin
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UKBeerman
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

When I think Hefeweizen, I think in German! But even though this is not German made, it is certainly an excellent Hefeweizen. The floral and fruity aroma is top notch. The taste is just right. There is little that can refresh better than one of these on your front porch on a hot summers day. This is one of my favorite go to's.

Photo of brokennfixed
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TerdulousFerguson17
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Decko
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Only my second Hefeweizen (after Blue Moon) and enjoyed it more than that one but I think I'm not a real fan of the style. Nice hazy golden look in the glass and a light head that didn't last. Fruity aroma in the glass with the banana mainly coming through. Similar with the taste where the fruit dominates with a little bit of clove or spice and very slight dryness in the aftertaste. Would be happy to drink this again on a hot day but not a style I'd choose on a regular basis.

Photo of adi3
4.84/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 3,380 ratings.