Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 3,116 | Reviews: 1,214 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev -1.7%
12oz. bottle poured into a hefe glass.
A- poured a perfectly clear gold with orange tint. Swirled the yeast, and dumped it. Clouded up beautifully. Really impressive. Pillowy white head, but it dissipated a little quick, would have scored perfect otherwise.
S- Wheat malt, banana bread, yeasty funk. A touch of clove and bubble gum.
T- Certainly not an authentic German offering, as it just lacks that little extra wallop of funk the German ones have. A little wheat malt, some banana-ish flavors, a hint of clove and ginger. Not overly sweet which I really like. The intensity of the taste is a let down, but it picks up a bit as the beer warms. Quite pleasant.
M- A touch thin than the German offerings. (Franzy tends to be my benchmark) But good. Carbonation is pretty standard.
O- Certainly won't replace Franzy as my go-to Hefe, but as far as American interps on Hefe go, this is likely the best I've had.
02-22-2013 22:33:16 | More by JWU
3.18/5 rDev -21.5%
Very good carbonation out of a bottle. The aroma was a bit weak, with basically nothing to speak of. However, the appearance was top notch. Very pale and opaque; just like a Hefe should be. Banana is very noticeable on the front and end of this beer, with small amount of bitterness in between. Overall a good all day summer beer.
02-08-2013 05:29:28 | More by Luke4
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 3,116 ratings.