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

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 03-12-2009

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Ratings: 4,092 |  Reviews: 1,393
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of NoahFrey
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A full flavored beer, that is easily the #1 American made Hefe...The nose consist of a great bready/buttery banana spice, and the taste is very similar...If you drink this, closer to room temperature, instead of right out the fridge, you will get more of the spicy cloves in the taste...I highly recommend letting the beer bottle sit in a room temp. enviroment for 5 to 10 minutes before popping the top...

Very easy to drink, with just the right amount of carbination..

The initial after taste is a slight spiciness on the tongue, followed by an ever so slight bitterness, that is very enjoyable

OVERALL: This beer rivals some of the best Hefe's in the world..If you cannot enjoy this, you have desensitized taste buds....Do not pass this one up in stores....

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Photo of thebummedgardener
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a hazy light yellow amber with a fine half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Classic hefewizen aroma of wheat, banana, lemon and light cloves. Flavor follows aroma with wheat, banana, light citrus, hints of clove and caramel; finishes slightly dry and tart.. Surprisingly lightly creamy, medium body. A very nice hefeweizen and one of the best domestic versions of this style.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of sharlie
4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If you enjoy hefeweizen beers, this is your beer! Has traces of fruit that are very subtle and mixes well with the spices of other flavors. The mouthfeel has a lighter creaminess to it, without being to heavy. Finding this beer only recently I must say that it is one of my top choices as far as hefeweizen beers go!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of stckhndlr
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Beautiful medium golden color with a light wispy head. Light carbonation bubbles trickling up the glass. The head doesn't have any staying power but it looked good while it was there.

S- light and crisp yeast notes. Banana and clove spice to round it out. Maybe a touch of citrus in there.

T- Banana bread with allspice and cloves. But it's not a hot spice. In fact, the taste has a very mellow and soothing appeal to it. A touch of sweetness to it as well from the banana flavors.

M- Just right. The perfect carbonation and spice on the touch, just enough to tingle.

O- This is a very balanced beer. It has just the right sweet to spice ratio and the way it flows over the tough it's not overpowering and doesn't tire out the pallet.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.23/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sierra Nevada is Great beer Company. I decide to try their Hefeweizen beer. It was 8.99 a six pack. If you think this beer will taste like a german hefe you will be disappointed. It was total diffrent taste more lighter and circus is srong not as balanced.

Appearance Nice cloudy, , little head retention but above good lacing.

Smells: lemons, banana, slight clove, a some breadiness.

Taste : Taste theh banana, citrus/lemon and clove but the citrus is very strong. Feel the good carbonation. It does not tast lke a germany hefe . It has disitnct taste of it's own. After three beers it become more flavorful. Again do not expect this beer to taste like a German hefe .

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation, thicker than I was expecting and nicely carbonated.

Verall : Certainly not an authentic German offering does not have hops like German beers. . Not overly sweet which I really like. The intensity of the taste is not there but when as the beer warm up they came out. I might buy again if on sale not for 8.99 six pack. I would buy a German Hefe. THis would begreat for summer time

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Photo of Catherine8189
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An all encompassing beer. If you like hefeweizen type beers, you are really going to enjoy this version! The fruit undertones are very subtle and balanced just right with the spice and other flavors coming from this beer. If you could not tell all ready this is my favorite beer that I just discovered in my final year of graduate school, way too late by my standards. The mouthfeel has a light creaminess to it, without being too heavy.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of JimWFromTampa
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: cloudy pale amber with thin head that dissipates quickly

Smell: bananas, maybe banana bread (a sort of faint bready, spicy, banana smell)

Taste: banana, cloves, subtlest hint of bitterness at the end

Mouthfeel: carbonation with a smooth, neutral finish, maybe a tiny bit astringent

Overall, this is about 95 percent as good as my favorite (Weihenstephaner hefe) but significantly cheaper and far more readily available. I could drink this beer all day long without the slightest complaint. In my opinion, It's a better example of the style than a few of the german examples that I've had.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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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