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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

3,439 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,439
Reviews: 1,259
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 205
Gots: 375 | 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: 3,439 | Reviews: 1,259
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a 355 ml bottle into a hefe glass.

A-The brew looks like a hefeweizen should look with a bright, yellowish color, murk, and an appearance that shifts with the light. Small point loss for the head, which is a little underwhelming at one and one-half fingers of nearly white foam. It doesn't last very long, either.

S-The smell is a lovely mixture of lemon, spicy wheat, and doughy sweetness. It reminds me of spiced lemon cake. Nothing crazy here, but nice integration with solid flavors proves that sometimes simple is good.

T-The taste tracks the smell with mildly sweet bread dough, lemon, clove and white pepper spice, and a well-defined wheat bite. The flavors are not over-the-top, but this beer packs a lot of flavor.

M-The feel is pretty smooth with ultra-fine carbonation that lasts a while on the palate before tailing off.

O-This might be my favorite U.S. hefe, and one of the only U.S. hefes to compete with the Germans. It looks pretty close to correct, it smells pretty close to correct, and it tastes pretty close to correct. I thought the feel was a little strange, but not enough to detract from this great summertime beer.

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Bottle has the numbers 3085116 50 on the neck and 052 13 C2 0559 S on the bottom of the bottle. Numbers people understand the meaning of would be nice for dating purposes.

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a hefeweizen glass from Dick's in LoDo Denver. Pours a yellow cream color, like banana and creamcicle mixture. Head is fairly large in size, about two fingers in size. Not much lacing present and as I mis the rest of the yeast with the beer, the head recedes.

Aroma is phenolic and clove-like. Very yeasty, lemon, not much banana if any at all. Slight bit or peppery spice.

Clean crisp flavors. The yeast and lemon are quite prevalent with some clove and coriander spice as well. The aftertaste is bready and yeasty.

A decent beer. The style is not my favorite. As mentioned in the style parameters, I think this would go great with a little slice of lemon for added flavor and acidity. Light bodied and refreshing, a great summertime beer. Overall, it was a little bland for me.

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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