Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis HefeweizenSierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen
BA SCORE
4.05/5
4,032 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis HefeweizenSierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 03-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,639
Reviews:
1,379
Ratings:
4,032
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
336
Gots:
721
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,032 |  Reviews: 1,379
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Hazy yellow. The head is a good finger width, but retention is poor and the lace is sparse.

Smell - Mostly wheat and banana. A bit of yeast catches the nose.

Taste - Starts sweet with faint clove notes playing behind an undertone of wheat and banana; sweet with a touch of spice. Finishes with a subtle, clean wheat flavor and a soft bitter hop.

Mouthfeel - Nice body. Refreshing. A fair amount of carbonation bites the tongue before gliding down the throat and finishing smoothly.

Overall - This is by far my favorite Sierra Nevada beer. Not quite as deep and complex as some of the top hefs in the world, but it's a damn good one in and of itself. I've noticed some inconsistencies from time to time; sometimes it's more flavorful, othertimes a little bland; usually more hit than miss. Reviewed an old bottle; candidate for a re-review.

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Photo of MNJR
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow-gold color, just as it should. Smells clean and fresh, bready and fruity. Tastes of banana and clove are most apparent. Excellent high carbonation leaves a crisp mouthfeel. Very refreshing and overall leaves a light footprint - nothing is overpowering or overdone. Goes down like silk. You'll want more than one of these.

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Photo of SirPlunkett
1/5  rDev -75.3%

Photo of Daniel9913
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of dabeers1013
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Siopisophy
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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

A: Hazy gold in color with a thick white head that sticks around for the long run. Leaves a cascade of lacing.

S: Clove, Banana, Pepper, Bread, Wheat.

T: Cloves upfront followed by banana, wheat, and subtle lemon.

M: Light bodied, medium carbonation, very drinkable

O: Overall a tasty, affordable, and refreshing beer.

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Photo of Gregwa
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of antique
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of thatguy3579
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a- opaque dark straw color, thin head despite some serious pouring. A nice looking wheaty beer.

s- yeast comes through with some creamy sweetness. A hint of floral bite

t- mild, smooth at first, fading to banana and bread. Mild hoppy finish. Light but tasty

m- full body, tons of bubbles dance playfully about my smiling mouth.

d - a great beer. Perfect with fruit. Tasty but not overtly intoxicating. One of my favorite american wheats

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Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Sinewave
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
A hazy banana yellow with a slight gold tinge. Pours a clean and very white head with lots of lacing at the edges.

Smell:
Not a very complex smell but simple with bits of clove, wheat and banana yeast dominating the nose.

Taste:
The banana flavor dominates with hints of wheat and clove. There's also a slight metallic under the main taste that is barely noticeable.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth and lightly carbonated drink.

Overall:
The best Hefe that I've ever had to date. A very good and refreshing beer for warm and hot days. A beer with a low enough ABV content to enjoy during the day.

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Photo of hawkmage
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of smithmd4
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of mdmoore
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of FriarTuckInLuck
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of CSFerrier
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Grooveman53
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of melissab318
2/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of jptg2d
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Lantern
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of demgoth
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4,032 ratings
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