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: 4,096 |  Reviews: 1,394
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4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Had out of a bottle, with instructions right on it about pouring 2/3, then swirling and pouring the rest. There's decent amount of yeast at the bottom of the bottle that no amount of swirling could dislodge. Color is golden, opaque. Pours with a big frothy head that dissipates slowly.

S - Truly amazing smell. Bananas and cloves come at you from a mile away. Also yeasty and bready aromas. Barely detectable hop presence.

T - A touch of hop bitterness followed by bananas and cloves. Some resinous hop character.

M - Almost creamy. This is a super smooth, easy drinking beer. I could drink pint after pint of this.

O - This is an outstanding beer. The drinkability is what I really enjoy, along with the perfect balance of hops, yeast, aroma. I have to slow myself down to savor it.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle with label coded 1182 1 0746 – bottled on July 1, 2011 and consumed November 2011

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen filled my Weihenstephan weizen glass with a cloudy/hazy orange gold while producing a 1 ¾ finger bubbly white head. A collar of foam was left behind as I consumed this enjoyable hefeweizen. While the appearance was inviting it was not as impressive as other hefeweizens I have had.

The aroma was dominated by banana, light clove and light fruit. The flavor is of muted [spicy] clove upfront, followed by ripe bananas, a little bubblegum and some lemon/fruit notes. Mouth feel; leaves a smooth texture on the palate, medium bodied with a crisp, dry and pleasant aftertaste.

Sierra Nevada has a winner here – I could drink this hefe all year long, however, most enjoyable during the warmer months. To date, the best American brewed hefeweizen I have had.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Going back to my first style in the craft beer game.

A: Single fingered, soapy bright white head forms atop this pale golden bodied brew and dissipaits rather quickly. Bubbles continue to rise throughout the tasting allowing the very thin film to persist. Little lacing.

S: Banana, lemon, nice grassy and floral notes unlike those you find in IPA's. Spices make up the backend and are balanced with sugary scents.

T: The front mirrors the scent completely, but the strong grassy notes in the middle persist and mellow the trailing spices allowing harmony between them and the sweet notes.

M: Light for the style, highly carbonated.

O: One of the best of the variety. Sierra Nevada has done it again.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 Oz poured into a Weizen glass

Directions- Pour 2/3 into a glass, swirl, then pour the rest.

A- Cloudy yellow orange with a foamy 3 finger head. A lot of trub or dead yeast poured out of the bottle that was sitting on the bottom.
S- Very grainy and lots of yeast presence, Smells a lot like a euro pale lager. Some notes of belgian hops and yeast. very interesting smell.
T- Tastes like it smells, odd hops and yeast, truly unusual but strangely good at the same time. Some bitterness. Wheat.
M- This beer has a remarkably creamy feel, goes down smooth. A good session beer. In my opinion, its best if had cold because its drinkability faded with its temperature.
O- One of my first run in's with this style. It seems odd that sierra nevada would attempt this style but I think they did a decent enough job at it.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Bavarian-style Wheat from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4,096 ratings