KellerWeizen | Blue Mountain Brewery

7 Ratings

Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by on 04-20-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a weizen glass at the brewpub.

Rounding out my third visit to the brewpub with a new offering. It pours a hazy sunrise bronze topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises banana, clove, orange zest, and a twist or two of lemon. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a decent amount of cracked wheat and a pinch of black pepper way in the background. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a very nice weizen, especially for this bright Summer day. Good times.

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Photo of PaulsBrew
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of WMEugene
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler acquired at Blue Mountain Brewery on 6/12/11 into a Guinness style pint glass.

KellerWeizen is the unfiltered version of their summer seasonal Rockfish Wheat.

In terms of appearance, it pours a bright golden color with a lot of head. After the beer settles, it turns a hazy golden color with slight head retention and significant lacing on the glass.

Smell is pleasant enough with hints of banana and clove. I can smell some yeast as well.

It is a very drinkable beer, a bit stronger in taste than the Rockfish and more notable tastes of banana. It simply is very delicious.

The KellerWeizen has more of a body to it than a lot of hefeweizens, which is a good thing in my book. I did not notice much carbonation at all.

Overall, the KellerWeizen is one of my favorite beers of this style. It is definitely superior to the Rockfish Wheat and to most other Hefeweizen type beers that I have had. It's fuller and more flavorful than similarly styled beers and a treat to drink. I wish they would put this one on wider distribution (it's only available for a limited time at the brewery).

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Photo of tchenery
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a growler at the brewery a few weeks ago. Poured a hazy golden orange. Served in pint glasses without any fruit. Poured an average thick head that dissipated quickly but leaves a white lacing around the glass.

Smells wonderful. Heavy banana aroma and kind of yeasty. Strong wheat flavor on first sip, weizen yeast definitely carries the fruit flavor through the beer. No real hops perceived other than a slight bitterness.

A little too heavy for high drinkability, but a delicious beer nonetheless. It's definitely a "full" beer. Enjoy slowly and appreciate this beer - it's an all around great weizen perfect for the season.

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Photo of argock
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a clear 23oz clear weizen glass.

A: Murky, hazy light tequila sunrise orange with small white head with scattered lacing.

S: Lush banana and clove esters accented by light citrus lemon and orange

T: Flavorful wheat beer, on par with the hefeweizen style (although I'll qualify by admitted no previous keller bier experience) with full citrus and banana profile with light spice.

M: Very thick, moreso than most hefes with longer than usual wheaty tang aftertaste. If this is keller bier character, then I like keller bier.

D: Easy to enjoy especially on a hot day out on the BM patio enjoying the beautiful views and delicious beers. I like this as much if not more than their Rockfish Wheat -- filtering is optional.

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Photo of CrellMoset
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kellerweizen, 20 IBUs, 5.3% abv, served in a fitted pint at Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton, VA.

Appearance: Served with a lemon wedge, unfortunately, which I think may have impacted the head retention slightly, but it's still a very pleasant looking beer. A cloudy sunset orange, bounded by lighter, more transparent yellow hues, and capped by a nearly white, foamy head about a finger and change tall. The head has a very nice consistency for the style - it's almost creamy looking, and leaves nice swiss cheese like lacing as it recedes relatively slowly (though, again, perhaps faster than it should due to the citric acid).

Aroma: All the good notes of the Rockfish wheat plus some. Citrus - mostly lemon in the nose - mingles with a dash of spices and plenty of honey-like sweetness. Bananas are far less prominent here than in the taste - maybe they're heavier, or maybe they're so light they already escaped. It's light beers with lots of yeast esters like this that made me wish I knew the relative volatilities of the varying yeast byproducts, so you know which ones dissipate quickest, which ones require extra agitation to pull out, etc. Either way, this one's solid, if a little simple in the nose. The yeast adds something - an earthy, slightly bready quality - though I don't know if it adds as much in the nose as it does in the mouth.

Taste: Delicious. Banana is more prominent here than in the nose, sweet and overripe, and mixes with the bready, earthy nuttiness of the wheat to lend a decidedly banana bread-esque quality. Coriander and clove notes are subtle but definitely present, as are citrus notes, more orange than lemon up front and more lemon than orange in the finish, and a honey-like though slightly caramelized in places backbone. On the whole, I like what the yeast adds to this already well-rounded but gently flavored brew.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and medium to low on the carbonation side of things, making for - on the whole - a soft, gentle sipper, a little uneven, but with enough crispness to both keep it elevated and interacting with your tastebuds while not overwhelming you.

Drinkability: Please stop filtering the Rockfish Wheat! I wouldn't classify this as a Keller bier - it's definitely a hefeweizen - but I definitely believe this one to be a step up over the filtered version (now I just have to make sure my review reflects that ...). Earthy, nutty, sweet, citrusy, spicy - a great, well-rounded, impressively assembled brew from Blue Mountain, good for all seasons and very quaffable. Recommended.

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KellerWeizen from Blue Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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