Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style Wheat | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style WheatSierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style Wheat
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4.05/5
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4,096 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style WheatSierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 03-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,828
Reviews:
1,394
Ratings:
4,096
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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1.28/5  rDev -68.4%

Photo of UrbanCaveman
1.35/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at 40 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw gold, with a thick white head with decent retention.

Smell: Floral and citrus, which is not at all what one wants to smell from a hefeweizen.

Taste: And as the smell indicates, my Wall O Hop sensitivity strikes. This tastes like compost pile runoff, no other flavors perceptible.

Mouthfeel: Light and effervescent.

Overall: This is in keeping with every Sierra Nevada experience I have had, with the exceptions of Narwhal and Tumbler. Please discontinue this. It is emphatically not an actual hefeweizen.

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1.5/5  rDev -63%

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1.5/5  rDev -63%

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1.5/5  rDev -63%

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1.64/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

I had been looking forward to trying this for a year or so and was disappointed. I am a huge fan of Weihenstephaner, Hofbrau, Franziskaner, Hacker-Pschorr and other authentic German beers.

This Kellerweis - airy but with a strong blast of American tasting, piney hops mixes with a bit of Grapefruit. Not even close, sorry. If you drink authentic Hefeweizen often you would know exactly what I mean on the first tiny sip.

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1.73/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: Cloudy medium yellow/orange with a decent white head. Good lacing.

Smell: Yeasty with a touch of that spice I hate but can't think of its name. It smells like cloves

Taste: It's got that yucky clove spice. I think it's called coriander.

Mouthfeel: Water

Drinkability: Bad. It has that yucky clove tasting spice that ruins the beer. It's in almost all wheat beers and it's normal to have that spice but I hate it.

Because the beer has that awful clove tasting spice, it really sux.

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1.75/5  rDev -56.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

12 ounce pour into a shaker pint. bottle from a mixed season twelve pack - Summer Pack. This is a musty, wheaty beer and I did not enjoy it, but I don't like this style.

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1.86/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

What is this? No aroma. Barely any flavor. Why this got such high scores I have no idea. Never again.

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1.88/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Hazy yellow appearance. Two finger white head. Fruity esters predominate, and unfortunately for me, too strong of a banana flavor. Dry wheat backbone.

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1.91/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I love a good hefeweizen. This was an uninspiring attempt at best. All the classic hallmarks are there but barely noticeable. Banana and clove barely perceived , soft velvety creamy head missing entirely. You can only tell this is a hefeweizen by comparing it pale ales. What a disappointment.

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2/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hefe is not my style of beer.

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style Wheat from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4,096 ratings