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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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3,412 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,412
Reviews: 1,247
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 198
Gots: 356 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.26/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 6'er last weekend... Pours a pale, straw yellow - nice and cloudy with a puffy white head; good head retention. Aroma is of yeast, bread, pepper and some very light hints of banana / clove. The taste is mostly of bready malt / wheat, banana-fruity esters, spicy and a little tart. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy; its light-medium bodied and very drinkable and a great summertime brew (although its probably not something I would go for on a regular basis).

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of MeisterBurger
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Erdinger weissbier glass I can't help but feel a little shortchanged and wishing that the serving size was closer to the 500 ml I'm used to from a hefe, but that is a minor quibble. As it is it's a turbid yellow topped by a respectable amount of head, but this dies down rather disappointingly in the end.

The aroma is luscious, with a large dose of banana and just a hint of lemon all with a nice sheaf of wheat underneath it all.

The taste follows, and I find myself wanting to use the word luscious again. A nice wheat and malt sweetness against a lot of banana with only a hint of clove all with a nice pinch of acidity in the finish.

This stands shoulder to shoulder with any of its Bavarian counterparts but at the same time I guess I always hope that American brewers will have their own take on styles, but this one feels like more of the same. That said it's a tremendously good beer and I like it a lot.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. Pours cloudy dark gold with a billowing white head the consistency of meringue. Nice lacing. Tangy wheat on the nose with heavy yeast character--citrus, some banana, and a bit of clove, as one would expect. The taste echoes this, though more faintly, with sharp wheat flavors, milder citric notes, and light banana and clove in the background. Light-medium body with medium-high carbonation. A nice take on a hefe.

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4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen was a yellow color with a one finger white head that showed good retention.

The aroma was malty sweet and lightly fruity, banana.

The taste was sweet, pears, bubblegum, but I got no banana out of it.

The mouth feel was medium bodied, smooth, oily and adequately carbonated.

The drinkability was very good; low ABV, good taste and good price.

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this brew, not being a fan of hefe's, but it was a pleasure.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of acevenom
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy golden with a tall white head. Some tiny bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. This is a slightly bready smelling hefeweizen with the typical banana and clove aromas. The desired hefeweizen flavors are here. The ripe banana and clove flavors are present with the light bready malt backbone. The body is light with adequate carbonation. The finish is smooth and refreshing. The drinkability is very high. This is an excellent beer.

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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

8/30/09 and many times since. From Notes.

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a towering 2 finger cloudlike head, ultimately subsiding to a sturdy film.

I can smell the banana esters as I pour the glass and they are even more apparent when I stick my nose in for the first whiff. Herbal hops, spice notes and a light citrus and lemony twang compliment the wheat and yeast characters.

Initial sweetness in the taste balanced by wheat twang and yeasty character. Faint spice, nicely balanced, but could use a bit more 'pop'.

Very balanced and a very good example of the style. It might be my new go-to for this style.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Revisiting an old friend and giving it the review it deserves. Hazy golden yellow with plenty of fluffy white head on top make for a welcoming beer.

Doughy bread notes with a slightly fruity yeast character but not as strong as expected but plenty of clove spice notes to make up for it.

Sweet and a bit spicy but not quite as much banana flavor as some of Kellerweisses' cousins in Bavaria. Doughy bread character and even finishes with a slightly tangy note.

Smooth light bodied mouthfeel with a nice crisp bite in the finish. Overall, SN Kellerweiss is probably one of the best American versions of the style but I do find the yeast flavors to be a bit muted compared to some of the authentic Bavarian Hefes I've sampled.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +13.3%

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 3,412 ratings.