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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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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4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from a six-pack bought at Rouse's in New Orleans for $7.99. Dated January, so a little old. Poured into a mug.

A: Beautifully rich, bright yellow color. Tons of tiny carbonation bubbles bubbling from the bottom and a blanket of fine-bubble lacing. Not much in terms of head, but hey -- I'm using a mug.

S: Typical banana/clove smells, but nothing cloying or synthetic. Nice and clean.

T: Follows the nose. Not a particularly powerful taste, but very satisfying for an appreciator of the Hefeweizen style. The yeast/banana flavors come, and then drop into a bright, just slightly hoppy dryness. Very nice.

M: Velvety soft.

O: Very possibly the best American Hefeweizen I've had. Especially considering the price (all of $1.50 more than a 6 of Bud), this is a primo session beer for warm weather.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass. About two fingers of head. Color was hazy wheaty, pale. Nice layer of white lacing that lasted for most of the pour. Non-existent on the sides.

Smelled of cloves, wheat, grass, grains and lemon.

Tasted pretty similar to the nose. Got cloves first, but not too overpowering. Wheat and lemon grass.

Medium body. Sticky texture. Above average carbonation. Clean, crisp and refreshing finish.

A pretty good hefeweizen, but coming from Sierra Nevada I expect nothing less. This beer got better as it went down. Definitely would give it another try.

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4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into snifter.

A- cloudy orange/ amber color with a thin white head.

S- yeast, banana, bubblegum, and bread.

T- banana, bread, citrus, metalic flavors, clove, and pepper.

M- nice carbonation, very drinkable, Flavors linger on palate nicely.

O- this is my first beer of this style and so far this beer has the same characteristics that I enjoy in a Belgian beer. Every time I try a new Sierra Nevada beer I become more and more impressed with the quality of their beers.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up this beer in my pursuit of reviewing the top 100 beers of fame. It also doubled as perfect for the warm Florida weather in March. I love hefeweizen's in the summer.

I like the golden/orange color in my pint glass. There was about one finger of foam that goes down quickly. The carbonation came up quickly throughout my enjoying this glass.

As expected, you get those banana esthers from the glass. This is a very clean smell.

The flavor was pretty good. I picked up a metallic presence which hurt it a little. This is a good example of a hefe. But, if you want the best I recommend picking up a bottle from Wehenstephaner.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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

Pours a very cloudy glowing orange with a small creamy white head. Aroma of wheat malt, replete with some sweet-scented, tangy qualities but also a scent of gently kneaded whole wheat bread dough. Pungent notes of semi-ripe banana. Slightly sweet at the front of the palate but manages to dry up by the finish. Full, creamy body.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Nice yellow color, hayish, little carbonation

S: very subtle banana and clove aroma, not as much as a german hefe weizen, but still a veryu nice citrusy aroma!

T: A very complex body! Nice hefe body with a citrusy american taste!

O: A very easygoing german wheat beer! Apealable to anyone!

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Kellerweis from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4,106 ratings