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
Photo of Andrewtfox
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of DAllspaw
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep straw color with a very prominent sediment cloud. Good to follow pouring instructions which suggest swirling after pouring two thirds to get all sediment. Nice lacing.

Tasted this after weisenheistephaner as a compare and would give this a slight nod in being a touch more creamy and substantial. Nice body and a slight more sweetness over a more hot finish. Otherwise very similar in many ways. Can't go wrong with either.

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Photo of RoryOMoore
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured chilled in straight-edge glass

A: hazy orange; little head; good carb stream
S: sweet, malty aroma with pear overtones
T: wonderful Belgian-inspired flavor; bottle-conditioned yeast comes through strongly as does a nice mixture of pear and grape; the hops are nicely balanced against the malt. Complex flavor. Tastes a bit higher in ABV than it really is.

Very nice beer, esp. for summer.

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Photo of StevieDavie
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Sm00thM0nkey
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Antnyd82
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of robertsp
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of KAJJ324
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Giantspace
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of goldendenizen
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy and dirty blonde. True to the style. The creamy head and body (oh damn) it provides is a selling point.

S: Banana wheat.

T: Amazing fresh hef goodness. Of course there's banana in there as well as a lil sweetness. If you dont appreciate the style why did you purchase this beer in the first place?

M: above avg carbonation which is a good thing...

O: Overall the taste is not as exact as the Germans but the creaminess does it for me. A great sessionable summer brew if you prefer this style. If not, more for me...

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Photo of jminch
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of prisdefer
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of sauron681
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice golden, very very filtered, clear color. Good head and sticky lacing as it should be. Did I mention how filtered clear this beer is?
Smells of vanilla milkshake and slight frutiness. Medium mouthfeel, slightly chewy but true to style.
Lots of banana flavor with bubble gum, couldnt pick up much of the clove, however. Fairly sweet beer but still very tasty.

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Photo of Dapperticus
4.75/5  rDev +17%

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

A - Fairly cloudy, grainy, very carbonated, big bubbles. OK, not great actually. I usually prefer these a bit paler and the bubbles tiny from the fermenting yeast.

S - Familiar banana, clove, crisp wheat, sweet malt, maybe a bit of a papery dimension to it though. Not sure of the date on this.

T - It starts off sweet on the tongue, which quickly gives way to a peppery, yeasty flavor. Rich banana and cloves. Good, fairly refreshing. The malt is just a tad cloying, which should not be typical of this style.

M - Fairly dry, carbonated, medium light mouthfeel. The malt has a long finish.

O - I think this is a decent example of the style, not world class in my opinion but still quite good. It's possible this is a bit oxidized.

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Photo of Jesse13713
2.9/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - A whipped, creamy head that is soapy underneath. A slightly hazy straw-gold color. Fairly opaque. An elixir-looking brew.

Smell - Magnificent fresh bananas and light spice. A bready and yeasty smell. The brew smells sweet all in all.

Taste - An immediately noticeable sweetness that is coated with a splenda-like taste. A bit flat with a funky well-water taste. The hint of banana is weak, and the spice of the clove drifts in an out in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - A bit too sweet for my liking. I would have liked to see a stronger emphasis on banana flavoring. This beer is very meh to me.

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Photo of Psychmusic
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DaveOB
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Swigit
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BeerFan95
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of sammo
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of jjauga
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Naterobsnyk4
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of MalcolmWhy
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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