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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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3,301 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,301
Reviews: 1,221
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 179
Gots: 275 | 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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Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not a style I look to find very often but after seeing the reviews I wanted to try it,Iam glad I did.Poured into a weizen glass a hazed golden with a shade of peach,a frothy large head atop settled very slowly into a creamy mass leaving mulitple sheets of lace behind.Aromas of banana and some toasty grain,the clove-spice is not overpowering wich is nice.Nice creamy mouthfeel its full but airy light if you can understand that.Flavors are fruity up front with some lemon pith to go along with the big banana notes,the clove and toasted cereal grain flavors finish up.A great hot weather brew well rounded and flavorful,likely the best of the style I have had I think.

oberon, Jul 24, 2009
Photo of citruscane
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

citruscane, Today at 02:28 AM
Photo of Redneckwine
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle into tulip

Appearance - Pours a stunningly glowing, murky golden hue with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing, looks amazing!

Smell - Yeasty over-ripe banana and clove action dominates, but is balanced by a lemony snap, a note of fresh honey and clean grain adds to the nose also.

Taste - That beautiful hefe yeast is pushing the banana/clove, fruity/spicy goodness straight to the front where it needs to be, then starts giving way to a mildly sweet, honeyed cereal grain which is quickly kept in check by snappy a lemon note. Ghost-like herbal/grassy hops seem to add depth and balance along with the smallest tinge of bitterness in the dry finish.

Feel - Maybe the best part about the beer, which is saying a lot. Body feels so light and airy due to the perfect level of tight carbonation, but also feels silky and creamy at the same time. Extremely refreshing.

Overall - Absolutely superb, Kellerweis rivals any German hefe I've had with ease. Thing is, being only 4.8% ABV, it's actually carved out its own little niche - so light feeling yet packed with so much flavor, this brew is maximally refreshing. As so many others, SN completely nailed this beer (and it's about $8 a sixer to boot!)

Redneckwine, Today at 12:30 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

JLaw55, Today at 12:17 AM
Photo of gordonj
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

gordonj, Yesterday at 04:53 AM
Photo of MorgothBauglir
4.98/5  rDev +23%

This was my first experience with what would become my love affair with Hefeweizen. An awesome example of the style & the best one made outside of Germany that I have had to date. Kudos to Sierra Nevada for the exceptional job they have done in creating it!

MorgothBauglir, Yesterday at 01:35 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%

Erico1, Wednesday at 02:57 AM
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

My second favorite hef =)

mrhef, Monday at 09:04 AM
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4.85/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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