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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,410 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,410
Reviews: 1,247
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 198
Gots: 355 | 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:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 03-12-2009

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Ratings: 3,410 | Reviews: 1,247 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Brock915
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvarnet
4.96/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my favorite American wheat beers.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

After having a Hoegaarden (my personal favorite beer), we will see how another similar style stacks up.

It looks : Hazy yellow orange glow with a nice tightly knit three finger head.

It smells : Orange, banana, clove, cardamom, coriander, baked wheat. Just superb. There is also some faint metallic hop that slurs the perfect score a bit.

It tastes : it's a bit on the hoppy side for the style. The smooth wheat body is there and finishes strong with wheat, but in the middle is a slight off-putting bitter hop and orange peel. It doesn't quite balance. There's also clove and citrus, cilantro, malts.

Mouthfeel : very carbonated, yet still creamy and smooth within the style. Ends grainy and rich, slightly dry.

Overall : it is far from the best genuine Belgian and German beers, but I'll never turn down a Hefeweizen. This one was a bit too "Americanized" for me, but perhaps I'm just a wheat beer snob. Still worth a try, but doesn't touch the Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner offerings.

Photo of Jeff_ODell
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this one on tap, probably one of the best beers I've had.

Photo of Winston3737
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matias-
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Reedbrew
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Professor_Yeesh
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DamienI
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden body and a thick voluminous white head.

Spicy clove heavy on the aroma. Banana and some wheatiness.

Flavor follows suit with spice in the forefront with banana and some crisp wheat in the back.

Oh ya the mouthfeel is great. Creamy and bubbly.

Photo of bmeGT
2/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hefe is not my style of beer.

Photo of rkat32
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle dated 1/9/15 poured into a nonic pint glass. Consumed and reviewed on Monday, February 23, 2015.

L: Pale gold hue with a frothy, two-finger, yeast-driven head. Poured the remaining yeast dregs out on top of the foam. Hazy appearance is very appealing.

S: Earthy, yeasty, banana esters, clove and spice phenols, some nutmeg.

T: An appetizing combination of fruity esters and spicy phenols – very refreshing. Banana, mild citrus notes, bready malts, pepper. Slight earthy hop presence on the back end. Delicious and complex for a Hefeweizen.

F: Medium body. Mouthfeel equipped with a creamy fullness. Effervescent and spritzy; medium-high carbonation.

O: Another well-done beer by Sierra Nevada. Sadly, I’ve been overlooking it since its release but not anymore. I’ll now gladly add Kellerweis to my “regular rotation” especially since SN’s large distribution footprint allows easy access to it fresh.

Photo of aasher
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DannyDK
4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trdtercel92
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Risenhower
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ale_Dog
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thought this would be more of a summer beer, but this is so rich and complex, it's great by the fireside too

Photo of Yancey82
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beermonster001
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fooditems
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lelampp
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MustyDusty
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevinmost
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 3,410 ratings.