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:
4,028
Reviews:
1,376
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
334
Gots:
720
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 4,028 |  Reviews: 1,376
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Immortale25
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Magic Hat #9 pint glass. This was on sale at my local grocery store which had me worried that it's been sitting on the shelf a while, so I learned how to read SN's freshness dates to see if that were so. So, if I'm reading it correctly, it was bottled May 3, 2012. Not bad.

A- Pours a hazy gold color with a 1/2 inch white head that immediately fizzes away leaving a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and a big bump of surface foam. Minimal lacing.

S- A good amount of banana aroma and some clove. Crisp.

T- Straightforward banana flavor with a bit of spice to back it up. Basically tastes the way it smells, which is fine. The low ABV explains why it's so light and easy to drink.

M- Standard feel but a bit zesty. Medium carbonation and a light-ish body. Somewhat watery.

O- This was one of the first Hefeweizens I'd ever had and it still holds up pretty well today. Not one of the best of the style but SN's kinda past the point of trying to win medals.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a straw yellow color with a nice fluffy head. The yeast in the bottle makes the beer an enjoyable cloudy color.

The aroma is of banana, clove, and wheat malt. The aromas are all very well balanced without anything being blown out of porportion.

The beer tastes sweet and wheaty and is very refreshing.

The mouthfeel is full and smooth.

A refreshing hefe that is very well balanced. The aroma and flavor is more subtle which makes it seem more complex without anything being overpowering.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of acevenom
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy golden with a tall white head. Some tiny bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. This is a slightly bready smelling hefeweizen with the typical banana and clove aromas. The desired hefeweizen flavors are here. The ripe banana and clove flavors are present with the light bready malt backbone. The body is light with adequate carbonation. The finish is smooth and refreshing. The drinkability is very high. This is an excellent beer.

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of mikeaji
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light golden color, minimal head. Smells delicous, can detect banana like most other Hefeweizens. Slight Clove smell and other spices. Real easy on the palate, no bitterness, great taste. Sweet on the taste buts. Overall a solid beer. Not my favorite Hefeweizen, but one I'd def try again if available.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Finally, i get to try this beer. My local beer shop didn't have it so i biked from St. Armands Key to Whole foods in Sarasota only to find this pretty eyeing me in the mix and match 6 pack section. Let's break it down.

A- Beautiful...really.

S- I almost didn't want to drink it because the smell would go away. I love the smell of a good hefe.

T- It was like i dreamed honestly. It's a lot like franz but a little better because of all the banana and spice. I'm a man of all kinds of spices, but this was the perfect amount.

M- Delightful. A tinge of a burn, but so sweet.

O- Best hefe i've had. I've had most of them too, but this one just stands out in my book. Don't listen to the naysayers! This is a damn good beer!

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -20%

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.06 out of 5 based on 4,028 ratings.
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