Kellerweis | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bavarian-style Wheat

Added by ClockworkOrange on 03-12-2009

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

a real solid hefe. pours a cloudy golden color with a patchy white expanding head with good retention (into a wine glass for me, nothing else on hand). smell is great. there is a fruity wheaty aroma going on, but there is an almost belgian like yeast in there that adds a sort of delicate summery sweetness to the mix. really pleasant nose. taste is nice too, really well synched up, with everything in excellent proportion. there is a flowery vibe from the yeast and the wheat malt is less heavy than most. lighter body, but nothing watery about this one. great carbonation, very sessionable and refreshing. seasonally perfect, and an excellent illustration of the style.

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

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Hazy straw/gold, turbid from yeast sediment, topped with a ton of white head that seems to stick around forever.

S: Banana and hefeweizen character right upfront as expected; Belgian spices, lots of clove with some black peppercorn as well, green apples, tangy wheat notes, malty bread, with just a hint of grape bubble gum.

T: Lots of fruity esters...banana, apple, hint of citrus rind, Belgian notes, wheat and malt, bready dryness, peppery and spicy.

MF: Very refreshing lighter body, moderate feel with soft but present carbonation.

O: An easy drinker and a tasty wheat beer...its easy to see why this is on the top 100 for popular beers. SN did a good job.

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

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass. A beautiful hazy, golden straw pour with 2+ fingers of pillow white head. Great lacing and decent retention. Smell is what you would expect, true to Hefe form with cloves, banana, and some grapefruit. Taste is solid, but not quite up to the German version of the Hefe which I prefer. It's a bit of a citrus/banana bomb which I consider a compliment. A very refreshing Hefe and very smooth. Tough to sit down. Feel is true to form with great carbonation and a perfect amount of acid to liven up the tongue. Overall- A very solid Hefe that I will seek out again. Complex and a great blend of fruits/banana. Very easy drinking and quite sessionable-

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Kellerweis from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4,104 ratings