Kellerweis | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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4.05/5
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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:
Bavarian-style Wheat

Added by ClockworkOrange on 03-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,091
Reviews:
1,397
Ratings:
4,110
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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347
Gots:
753
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,110 |  Reviews: 1,397
Photo of Krusader
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ledouge
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shy5
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer has the look of a hef, straw, opaque and with little head. It got the light scent of a wheat hef also with that Belgian yeasty scent coming through(very standard smelling). Hey wait a sec, this has got a pretty darn good flavor, everything blends well but I also get a good amount of depth, there's pepper, some sweetness, some clove/banana notes...everything is well done in the taste department(top notch here) Feel is also dead on for this beer, good carbonation.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy gold with almost no head. Smells of banana esters, wheat malts, and cloves. Tastes of sweet banana esters, cloves, wheat malts, and finishes with banana bread. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall a great hefe.

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Photo of thampel09
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nick_perry
1.88/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Hazy yellow appearance. Two finger white head. Fruity esters predominate, and unfortunately for me, too strong of a banana flavor. Dry wheat backbone.

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Photo of beervionics
4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew is more similar to a German hefeweizen when it comes to taste. A bit on the sweet side with banana notes but not at all lacking in a little bit of clove as well. Light bodied and easy drinking. I like to let the bottle sit out for a few minutes before pouring into the glass to bring oit some of the flavors. Very good beer, especially if you like the style.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy yellow gold.aroma was definitely wheat with a bit of Clove and banana. Nice feel to this beer, could drink a few of these in one evening. Taste was slightly sweet wheat,spice/clove,and banana. This was a new style for me and I really enjoyed it,would purchase this beer again.

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Photo of anthony-s
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeilSilber1
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at the hw bowl. Decent simple mild heif, but was looking for a little more "bite".

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Photo of huthuty
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a solid gold with a persistent head
Smell is of malt and vinegar
Taste is wild, there's some things I can't identify here
This brew is interesting and I'd like to find a fresher one

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Photo of davidward
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not a big wheat beer fan, but this is ok. On a hot day, extremely cold, I could definitely down a couple.

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Photo of deniserat
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebooyakid
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Darandos
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of txx675rx
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevindp9
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of htownbeerhound
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stucat
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beaulabauve
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass, the appearance was a nice cloudy burnt yellow color with a two finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a nice pace. Gliding sort of stringy to becoming spider web lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of sweet wheat, banana esters, spicy clove and a little bit of some grassiness at the end.
The flavor was moderately sweet yet pulling into a subtle banana sweet and spicy arrangement just before the aftertaste hit.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a really nice sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, really nice hefeweizen brewed by an American brewer well worthy of coming back to in the Summer.

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Kellerweis from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4,110 ratings