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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4,092 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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,790
Reviews:
1,393
Ratings:
4,092
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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338
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Ratings: 4,092 |  Reviews: 1,393
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5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sierra Nevada has done well with their Hefeweizen. Anyone who has had real a German hefe knows that it's tough to get a comparable version in the States. Sierra Nevada got this one right, from the taste to the color to the cloudiness. For you hefe lovers out there, you can't miss with Sierra Nevada's Kellerweis Hefeweizen.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 3/4 in a pint glass swirled rest of contents in bottle and poured the rest in to get the sediment.

Appearance: 2 finger white foam head on top of a hazy yellow beer. Quite cloudy due to the sediment.

Smell: ripe banana, malty, tropical almost

Taste: malty and bitter up front followed by huge banana sweetness. Notes of vanilla, yeast, spice. I didn't taste much clove in this beer but it was noticeable. Very banana heavy. Quite refreshing

Mouthfeel: Smooth and velvety. Once I got used to the spicy bitterness up front, it went down really easily.

Overall: This is another great offering from SN. Great example of a Hefe. I could drink these all day. Very refreshing and great balance behind the very upfront banana flavor. Would definitely have again.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Bright, hazy yellow with a creamy two-finger head. (poured as to the bottles instructions)

A: Big ripe banana, clove, wheaty malt, and a touch of spicy, herbal hops.

T/M: Light bitterness up front, moves into a creamy body rich with bready banana, clove spice, touch of tart wheat, and herbal hops. Very smooth.

Overall: An awesome Hefeweizen, extremely balanced and a superbly smooth body. Sierra Nevada has solid offerings all around, but I think this one stands out as one of the best.

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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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