Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

4,014 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis HefeweizenSierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of alamode
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kellerweis pours a cloudy golden body with a pillowy ivory colored head. Sheets of lacing will form a circle around a well poured glass. Aromas of wheat crackers, zesty clove, and over-ripe bananas offer an enticing preview of things to come. The palate only reinforces this. Malt flavors, sweetness, and hop bitterness are all appropriately mild to allow the yeast character to truly carry this beer. Banana, clove and lemon flavors are unmistakable and very refreshing. The body is smooth, silky, and nearly velvet-like, the ideal foil to Kellerweis' brisk carbonation. Add it all up and you have a full-flavored, but thirst-quenching beer that can bring you solace on the oppressive summer days to come.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of JLaw55
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This may be the best American Hefeweizen on the market. Very tasty with all the characteristics you expect from a good hefeweizen.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of BierFan
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a weizen glass.

Slightly hazy yellow body with a fluffy white. The head drops to a thin layer over the beer after a couple of minutes leaving thick lacing. The usual hefeweizen suspects are in the aroma, cloves and a little banana. Sweet pale wheat malt flavor with a little more emphasis on the banana.

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Photo of Stevenw7474
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eulerthegrape
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of JackieTH
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy straw yellow with a big fluffy white head.

Smell: Bananas and lemons.

Taste: Bananas and cloves, some tartness of lemon, and slightly spicy.

Mouthfeel: Light.

Drinkability: Very refreshing and easy going.

Notes: Reviewed from notes taken at 2010 MN Brew Review

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Photo of axeman9182
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy lemon yellow into my Duvel tulip, with a 2.5 finger white crown that forms quickly and fades slowly. Lacing is a bit of a letdown though. The nose is largely of banana, though clove is definitely appreciable as well. The taste follows suit in that banana is dominant rather than clove, and there's an undercurrent of vanilla sweetness from the wheat running through the whole thing. The carbonation is a bit too much, it becomes overly prickly at times, but otherwise the mouthfeel is solid, as the wheat lends the beer a certain smoothness. As with any good hefe, Kellerweis is very quaffable, but the previously mentioned carbonation level keeps it from matching with the best in the style.

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sommersb
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Freshness: Bottled on 04-26-2011
Tasted On: 06-28-2011
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Weizen glass
Purchased: 6-pack at Krogers, White House, TN

Nice big 3+ fingers of creamy white head as you'd expect when pouring this beer into a weizen glass. Color is golden and hazy, but I still see quite a bit of bubbles though the haziness created by the yeast. Lacing is good throughout.

Aromas are fruity, especially of banana, with some spiciness. Smells malty sweet with no hop aromas evident. Taste is nice and crisp, with the banana flavors up front. Lightly sweet from the malts, with little or no bitterness. Body is smooth and carbonation is medium to high. Finish leaves you with a classic wheat/yeast aftertaste for the style.

Overall a very well done and refreshing hefeweizen - highly recommended!

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of ATPete
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

Pours a hazy light brown/orange color with a small white head with some yeasty sediment. Soft, very toasty wheat nose, some standard banana notes, some interesting citrus notes, very inviting. Light in body, very drinkable and extremely traditional. A job well done by Sierra Nevada. Leaps and bounds better than the old Wheat beer.

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.06 out of 5 based on 4,014 ratings.
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