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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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ClockworkOrange on 03-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,782
Reviews:
1,393
Ratings:
4,092
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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Ratings: 4,092 |  Reviews: 1,393
Photo of Corson
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keppela
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on tap at a local pub, so I don't know if it reflects the bottle version. To me, this "kellerweis" was atypical for a hefeweizen. Absent was the strong banana-bread characteristic I value in a great Bavarian weissbier. Bright golden, tart, light, and refreshing with sufficient yeastiness, this was an enjoyable drink. But it lacked the flavor complexity of the best representatives of this category - e.g. Schneider's Aventinas. Reviewers who claim this beer has strong banana notes really need to do a side-by-side comparison with some of the more robust, flavorful hefes.

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Photo of drpimento
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good, solid effort recreating a Bavarian Hefeweizen. Aroma is traditional for this style. Flavor and body are very close, but just a tad lacking - in complexity and depth. Still, really good stuff.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beervana
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lukass
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Amedlin18
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cshaffer
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.44/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle dated 03/21/16

Pours hazy cloudy gold with a frothy white foam head. Smells like banana bread, bananas, vanilla, wheat, clove spice, herbal pine, earthy grass, orange citrus, with toasty grain. Tastes like orange citrus, herbal pine, banana, banana bread, earthy grass, vanilla, wheat, spicy clove, with toasty grain. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a nice hefeweizen.

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Photo of jhavs
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sbl2150
4.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent taste and mouth feel. Very refreshing. Drinkabilty excellent. Nice banana overtones. One of the best commercial wheat beers in my view...

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Photo of Jraiona
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 oz bottle with a bottling date of Dec 2015 into a Weisen glass. The beer presented a slightly hazy gold color with a one finger head that quickly dissipated and left little to no lacing. I detected a slight aroma of yeast with some overtones of spice. On the palate I only detected very slight hints of banana and this may be due to the beer being beyond its shelf life. In spite of being beyond the optimum shelf life I did taste distinct flavor of clove. It had a nice mouthfeel and a pleasant level of carbonation. I will definitely try this one again this time checking the date beforehand. Rookie mistake.

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Photo of Avatar113
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of angrybabboon
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed 7/12/16

A: Bright yellow gold - crystal clear - pours with a medium-large, bright white head, fades to a nearly solid cap and a medium collar, leaves streaks of lacing

S: German hefe yeast and wheat - interesting yeasty aromas, including ripe banana, bubblegum, phenols, pepper, and some clove - pale malts and light bread - wheaty, like a box of cereal - some earthiness

T: Simple in a very good way - yeasty flavors, with some straight-up yeast, banana, bubblegum, and black pepper - some light fruitiness and hint of citrus - nice malt base, with some pale malts, pale grains, light bread, wheat, and whole-wheat bread - minimal bitterness - finishes dry and clean

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp, clean finish

O: I recently offended myself when I discovered I never reviewed this beer

Seriously. I've had Kellerweis on more than one occasion. It's an easy-drinking hefe that also stays true to its roots. Kellerweis is not the first thing I think of when I think Sierra Nevada, but they do a good job on the style, just as they do with just about every style in existence.

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CNoj012
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy light golden color with a very small bright white head. Retention and lacing are both next to none. Smell is crackery malt, with some spices and a hint of banana. Taste is similar, but much more pronounced. The banana and clove really come through much stronger and the malt takes a back seat. Feel is light, crisp and very refreshing. Carbonation is perfect. Overall an excellent beer. Sometimes the clove flavor can be too much for me in hefeweizens, but this is spot on.

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Photo of ThemThangs
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just a great all around beer. I must admit I had pretty low expectations at first, but I was pleasantly surprised how good this was when I tried it for the first time (and I have tried many good hefes).

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Photo of dsm45
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style Wheat from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4,092 ratings
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