Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis HefeweizenSierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen
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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis HefeweizenSierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen

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

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

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Full disclouse: The traditional Hefeweizen is one of my least favorite styles. I am trying to be very objective with this one. It is one of the most unique Hefs I've tried and is significantly spicier than, say, Paulaner or Weihenstephaner. For me, that makes it a little more interesting and easy to get through. It also paired nicely with a caprese salad - the basil in particular. Sierra Nevada is mostly known for its tremendous & hoppy pale ales, but as this beer (and others too) show us, there's plenty more to the brewery.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pourse out into a Duvel glass a nicely hazed amber color with a 1/2" white head that recedes to an irregular thin layer of foam, leaving speckles and legs of lacing. Sipping creates sheets, legs and small patches of foam.

The aromas include the grain and a touch of clove.

The flavors are lighly sweet and mostly clove with little or no banana showing but the profile is a bit on the "thin" side (as though there's something missing).

The mouth feel is medium to light bodied with persistent gentle carbonation. But it seems lacking and a little too light bodied.

For me this is a nice American brewed hefeweizen since it shows a lot of gentle clove without much noticable banana and that's where my preference lie. Had it before, expect to have it again. Worth a try, although not my first choice.

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3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. Bottled May 23 2012.

A: Pours a hazy light golden with a one finger white head. Head sticks around for a minute before disappearing. Some pretty serious carbonation visible in the body.

S: Loads of yeast and light malts. Wheat and a hint of banana.

T: Nice banana notes, good belgian yeast. I like the wheat characteristics. A bold hint of orange. I like the malt aftertaste this leaves.

M: Light body with good carbonation and a nice crisp finish.

Overall a great beer in the Sierra Nevada line up that is easily overlooked. Need to look for this when its fresher.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours like most Sierra Nevada beers…PRETTY. Great looking' Hefe. Very cloudy, nearly opaque. Head is fluffy and it settles down to a neat skin. Light lacing.

S-Very yeasty. Bananas and cloves. Well spiced. Light pear, light apple. Not violently complex, but its nice.

T-Banana slices on top of animal crackers. Not necessarily banana bread, more bananas and sweet cracker. Very yeasty. Cloves and citrus zest with a light pear.A bit of pepper.

M-I must say the carbonation is a bit too intense. I can't hold the beer in my mouth and dissect the flavors because the bubbles sting too much. But it is lighter bodied and sessionable.

O/D-Pretty nice. Not my favorite, but good. I was a bit let down however. Kinda wanted a bit more complexity. But hey, this sixer will be gone very, very soon.

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84% out of 100 with 4,031 ratings
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