Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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4,019 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis HefeweizenSierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 03-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,019
Reviews:
1,375
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
334
Gots:
716
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,019 |  Reviews: 1,375
Photo of CollegeStogie
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours not unlike the color of grapefruit juice, a cloudy, tan yellow with a slightly off-white head. No lace and very little retention, dropping to a film within a minute of the pour.
Smell is full of malt, banana, citrus, wheat and spices. Well balanced and nicely complex.
Taste is the same: malt, spice, wheat and to a lesser degree citrus and banana. Smell is more balanced but they equal in complexity.
Medium full body with an effervescence that is sharp at first but mellowed quickly to a nice, drinkable level. Aftertaste encourages sessioning as does the balance. Had this both straight from the bottle and from a pint glass. Glass wins hands down, like drinking a completely different beer.

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Photo of IamMe90
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy, light-honey appearance, little head retention but above average lacing compared to most of the wheat beers I've had.

The smell is pretty dang good - lemony citrus, banana, slight clove, a little breadiness.

Taste follows the aroma, with banana, citrus/lemon and clove but the citrus is pretty strong. Which is awesome! I had this rated lower earlier today, but another bottle proved to be a lot more flavorful. I'm really enjoying this beer quite a bit.

The mouthfeel is good, thicker than I was expecting and nicely carbonated.

Great session ale!

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Photo of Nucleozoid
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Jacurdy60
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A-Hazy, unfiltered look typical of hefe's. Deep yellow color with a creamy white head and decent retention.

S-Warm citrusy notes with a strong banana presence. I'm also sensing some warm cinnamon as well. Smells a lot like a saison.

T-Banana is very strong and it is layered nicely with the warm, subtle citrus fruits. The flavors do not last too long on the palate, however and it is very simple.

MF-Probably the best aspect of the beer. It is very smooth with a nice touch of carbonation.

O-A great hefeweizen. While not my favorite style, this one was well crafted. It's very simple. The tastes aren't layered complexly and the smells make their presence know. A great brew.

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Photo of Michaeldmanley
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Ian250
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Hopmeplease
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ssimpson89
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, straw colored, medium lace. Classic look for the style. Banana and clove smell and taste. I usually don't care for this style, but this beer is the gold standard. It's the only hefe I will seek out.

I hate wheat beers, but I love this one. The flavor is like no other and the mouthfeel is like a liquid pillow. I love this beer.

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Photo of Flashyspoons
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Liquoric3
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of g_jenkins
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of dar482
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It comes in a bright yellow color like a Sunny D.

The taste is a bit too mellow and lacks depth. It has banana and warm citrus flavor. It is yeasty a bit, but it cleans off the tongue too fast. I want strong bolder flavors and more body, like the German wheats.

I would recommend going with the German wheats or Beglian wheats.

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Photo of twillingthenoz
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of goldenM13
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DreaminBeer
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of kylefurlong
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of MichaelProcton
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Slickyinc
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bencohen
4.92/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I LOVE this beer. I've always been a fan of Hefeweizens, and this one is now by far my favorite.

A- Poured as recommended into a hefe glass. Smooth pour with a bit of an orange tint. A small head left a nice lacing on the glass.

S- Wheat, apricot, and a general fruitiness. Subtle, but pleasant.

T- Wow! I cannot express how much I like the taste of this beer. Starts off with a banana and apricot frutiness, and continues into a slightly bitterer taste, which is well balanced. Finish is incredibly smooth and leaves a pleasant fruity taste in your mouth.

M- Light, not that carbonated. Finishes incredibly smoothly.

O- I loved it!

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Photo of Halcyon
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of CountryRock2001
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of georgiaboy8686
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.06 out of 5 based on 4,019 ratings.
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