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Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen

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RATINGS: 1538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Kellerweis is one of the only American Hefeweizens made using the traditional Bavarian style of open fermentation. This difficult and labor-intensive technique adds uncommon depth and flavor complexity. Our hazy-golden hefeweizen is deeply flavorful, refreshing and perfect for a sunny day. To serve, pour two-thirds into a glass, swirl and pour the rest.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tia (1109) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Tap @ Sierra NC. Hazy orangey gold with thick head. Smells citrusy and spicy. Tastes dry and floral with a hint of spice. Heavy feeling.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Majsvalling (3) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015 does not count
En Kellerweise en härlig vårkollektion är svårslagen, dricker den i trädgården medan jag väntar på att grillen ska få den rätta glöden.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2077) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2015
Not quite clear gold with a fizzy head that fades away to nothing. Sweet wheat aroma with a bit of banana. Taste is similar but weaker with yeast and citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
venom666 (486) - Elche, SPAIN - APR 6, 2015
Hazy golden color with big off-white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is yeasty, witty and bready, with banana and a little hint of spices. Taste follows the aroma, with banana, bread and a little bit of clove as well. Sweet finish. Good reproduction of the style, but there are a lot better Hefeweizens on the market.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (979) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with a frothy head. Cloves, candy bananas, herbal notes, yeast, grains, cookie crumbles and some light vanilla.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
andrewje41 (1039) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Draft pour at special brews. Poured appropriately into its own individual glassware. Always a good start. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a huge foamy head. Kind of an odd wet dog like aroma. Wish I was kidding. Well, it’s different. I’ll put it that way. Flavor is dry, mild, and mostly empty. The most flavor comes in centuries into the late palate (exaggeration). Soft grains, and mild fruit. Weird beer for me, but what do I know. Not so much for me.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eggraid101 (37) - Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
It's good not great. A nice hefe. I'd drink it again but not a style I usually seek out ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (414) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Doesn’t smell like a hefeweizen, i get spice and fruit. Appearance- A slightly murky golden color with a small white head. Doesn’t look like a hefeweizen. Taste- Has a nice semi-tart flavor but doesn’t even come close to a hefeweizen stle beer in the flavor department. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall- Not a bad beer but it is not in the flavor category of a hefeweizen.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanoi (547) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle. Nose is cloves, banana, orange, barley (odd), slight wheat. Taste is malt, banana, slight clove, wheat, the strange orange note, leading to a surprisingly bitter note, and a dry yeasty spiced finish. Mouthfeel is too carbonated. This didn’t have the right taste profile for a hefeweizen (though it’s a style in which I am only a dabbler in), and was a bit bland.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
UrbanCaveman (136) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at 40 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a hazy straw gold, with a thick white head with decent retention. Smell: Floral and citrus, which is not at all what one wants to smell from a hefeweizen. Taste: And as the smell indicates, my Wall O Hop sensitivity strikes. This tastes like compost pile runoff, no other flavors perceptible. Mouthfeel: Light and effervescent. Overall: This is in keeping with every Sierra Nevada experience I have had, with the exceptions of Narwhal and Tumbler. Please discontinue this. It is emphatically not an actual hefeweizen.


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