Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style Wheat | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style WheatSierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style Wheat
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4.05/5
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4,092 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style WheatSierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style Wheat
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:
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Added by ClockworkOrange on 03-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,786
Reviews:
1,393
Ratings:
4,092
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow straw colored, cloudy haze as well. Medium sized head(for a wheat), pure white in colore, with good retention.

Smells like a wheat, lightly tangy yeast, wheat malts, no citrus, and a hint of banana.

Flavor though has some nice lemony aspects, lightly yeasty, with the wheat prevalent and balanced.

Texture is lighter bodied with some mouth feel. A nice bit of dryness to the finish, and easy to drink.

Solid session ale here, pretty good for not being German.

DOA

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Immortale25
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
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 -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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 -7.4%

Photo of acevenom
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
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 -25.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style Wheat from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4,092 ratings
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