Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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:
4,027
Reviews:
1,376
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
332
Gots:
719
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 4,027 |  Reviews: 1,376
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

A- Cloudy golden body with a foamy white head. Some transparency along with carbonation bubbles rising up from the bottom.

S- Fresh and dried grass are the most noticeable, along with citrus, banana, an herbal hop note and bread.

T- A bready, yeast filled taste gives way to citrus and a lot of banana. The finish brings back a bready taste along with a slight citrus hop finish.

M- Medium-high carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. The bready body is there, but still very crisp and drinkable.

O- Good beer, very solid with good flavors and good feel.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of PatriotsRule
4.97/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Now this is a hefe! West-coast hoppy like I've come to expect from SN, and very intriguing.
A: Cloudy gold with just a lovely couple finger head. Nice lacing is left
S: Wheat, grass, hops, clove
T: Really clovey, classic hefe wheat taste, strong banana flavor, with a little hop bite
M: Truly perfect for an unfiltered brew. Intriguing, smooth and crisp all the way
O: Absolutely satisfied, borderline blown away by this. Might be a new favorite Sierra Nevada!

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass, yeast agitated and added.

A: Pours a cloudy, opaque golden-orange. Highly effervescent with fast moving streams of bubbles. Huge pillowy white head has great retention. Fluffy, clumpy rings of lacing stick everywhere.

S: Freshly baked bread, walnuts, clove, hints of banana. Black pepper and spice. Highly aromatic, excellent nose.

T: Ripe bananas, banana bread. Clove and spices. Touch of pineapple and tropical fruit. Pepper. Bready and wheaty with a touch of walnut. Finishes with wheat, walnuts, lingering spice, and some chalky yeast.

M: Medium bodied. Full, fluffy, creamy. Prickly carbonation. Very on-point for the style.

O: Hands down the best American-made hefeweizen I've ever had. It gives even the best German examples a run for their money. Sierra Nevada really nailed the style with this one. It's amazing that they're able to make it so consistently and in such large supply. This is an amazing beer on many levels.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of rangerred
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very hazy dark yellow with just a thin white head. I took off some for this as a good hefe should, IMO, have a thick fluffy head.

Aroma more than makes up for the poor appearance. Tons of banana and clove as well as a little bit of tropical fruitiness.

Flavor continues with banana and clove but there is also a decent taste of ginger from the yeast presumably. More tropical fruit and a little bit of light bready malt. There is a slight tartness towards the finish but it doesn't really detract from the flavor. Hops are practically not existent but there is a pleasant clean, dry finish.

Overall, really one of the better mass produced hefeweizens out there. A wonderful warm weather beer and a great example of the style.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dense yellow color in which you can't see through at all. Somewhat volatile beer when poured, but the thin, white head disappeared nearly seconds after the pour. Nose is full of wheat, yeast, bread, and clove with a tiny hint of banana and maybe even mint. Beer has a great wheat taste full of clove, biscuits, banana, and bubble gum. As the beer warmed up, some grassy notes ended up coming through along with esters and a sharp, tart flavor, but the fruitiness never died down and the clove remained the strongest flavor of them all. Quite a bit of carbonation, but it works well with this beer and gives it a crisp flavor that accompanies the flavor profile nicely. Medium-thin body with a bit of stickiness and a pretty dry finish.

Another great beer from Sierra Nevada. This one is up there with some of the best German hefeweizens. At the relatively low price and low ABV, this is one of my favorite session beers.

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1/5  rDev -75.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured the Kellerweis in a pint glass

A - Pours a cloudy dirty yellow with a finger or two of white head

S - The light grass or straw with clove on the background

T - Excellent flavor from this Hefe , some wheat, clove and touch of banana.

M - Medium carbonation on this one, very hard to drink just one, not even gonna try

O - I've had better but this is a strong American version of the German Hefe, Enjoy this one, Cheers!

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.06 out of 5 based on 4,027 ratings.
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