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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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style WheatSierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style Wheat

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 03-12-2009

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Ratings: 4,092 |  Reviews: 1,393
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into weizen glass

Appearance – Pours a very hazy light yellow-orange/golden color. There is a billowing white head that is formed upon pouring. The head has a good persistence and fades to leave a good level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heavy of banana, yeast, and pepper; very classic Hefeweizen. Mixed with three three stronger previously mentioned aromas is a lighter citrus aroma in the background.

Taste – A lemon citrus and bready flavor meets the tongue. These are soon meet with flavors of yeast, which bring with it a flavor of banana and pepper. The banana is light, but the pepper gets stronger and stronger as the taste advances. Other spices and some sweeter citrus flavors then work their way in toward the end, with the pepper and yeast taking big command of the taste. In the end it has a very yeasty, peppery and citrusy flavor.

Mouthfeel – A medium thickness in body and an average level of carbonation. Nothing too special here.

Overall – Not bad, but nothing too spectacular either. Easy to drink but nothing special.

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

Sample: On-Tap 2012

A: Yellow orange in color, minimal internal carbonation, hazy throughout, no head with minimal lacing

S: Moderately fragrant, light citrus, hints of berries and dried fruits, strong wheat elements and some lemon zest

T: Reminiscent of the nose, very dominating citrus/wheat elements, a bit butter to finish, some hops, decently flavorful

M: Smooth, light fruity/citrus aftertaste, not drying on the palate, quite drinkable and refreshing

O: A solid hefeweizen all-around, but nothing special with all elements to be expected

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to a weizen glass. Bottled 1/31/2012.

A: Cloudy from the yeast and straw to golden across the glass. Light, white, sudsy head without the best lacing/retention.

S: Lacking in the nose. Heavy yeast with wheat and some clove. Not picking up the phenols like I do in the best hefeweizens. A slight lemony note as well.

T: Yeast forward with wheat following, then a bright lemon/tangerine citrus note. A nice citrus presence but missing out on some of the other fun phenol flavors.

M: High yeast content yields a nice bit of creaminess, though this is still a refreshing beer for a hot day. Nicely done.

O: I was a bit disappointed with this offering from SN, and I generally really like their beer. It's not bad, but isn't really great in any respect other than mouthfeel.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled March 21st, 2012. Using the Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

Vigorous swirl clouded my beer up a dirty light orange. Light, fluffy head of three fingers or more in height that sets up shop on the surface. Lovely lacing spirals around the glass. 5.0

Clove-heavy aroma with big banana bread notes. Mild sweet lemon aroma intermingles. Huge spicy clove coming off of this one. 4.0

Sweet, spicy, and tart. The sweet coming from a banana flesh and peel fruit note. The spicy from the clove phenols and light nuttiness. The tart from wheaty twang and light lemon. Cloves are full-on in the finish, mixing with a snappy green hop note. Almost finishes like a Spice Drop candy. Delicious. 4.0

Decently milky feel (although the body isn't as velvety as I would have imagined) with some backend carbonation activity. The spiciness pushes this to a whole new level. 4.0

A hefeweizen that does no wrong. Plus, it's available just about anywhere. It's a win-win situation with Kellerweis in your fridge. 4.5

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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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