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RATINGS: 1516   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
icculus801 (39) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Very nice nose with some banana sweetness, a bit of spice and some yeastiness. Pours a hazy light orange with a thin white head. Leaves nice lacing. Taste is initially sweet with a bit of spice and hop at the end. Very light and bubbly on the palate. A great offering from Sierra Nevada.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3340) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 24, 2009
12 oz bottle purcahsed at Lukass in Kansas City, Missouri. Pour is a very hazy, unfiltered orange yellow golden, with a foamy one inch white head that falls quick. Aroma of mildly sour wheat, muted bubblegum, and sweet banana esters. There is a nice clove element behind that. The nose is nice, though not terribly complex. Taste is sweet banana esters, big clove and bubble gum. The mild;y sour wheat from the nose is not present in the taste, and probably would have helped balance this out a bit. Also some apple fruit present. Palate is chewy medium, also notable unfiltered. Carbonation is low to medium, right for the style. This is a nicely drinkable hefe, though not terribly complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Everything in this beer is suitably done. It is just a plain but class beer. Often a beer with this sweet banna taste will have an overwhelming aroma but no Kellerwies. It is very clean and smooth.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HughConway (825) - Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
12oz bottle. It’s good for an American weissbier, but not even close to the Germans. Compare back to back with a Schneider, Hacker, Erdinger or Paulaner.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Really good! Wheat and pink grapefruit aroma, and sour grapefruit taste. Terrific summer beer. True to style in terms of the subtle wheat taste and well-rounded flavor. Clean finish. Cloudy with a thick white head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demitriustown (1103) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2009
12 oz bottle: Aroma is bubble gum, orange, slight yeast, and some coriander. Appearance is a cloudy almost apple cider like look to it but a bit lighter and more yellow. Taste is bubble gum, coriander, light citrus and yeast. Palate is carbonated with a slight spicy aftertaste. Overall, he a pretty decent Hefe that not overly hoppy like Sierras Porter or Stout. Cheers!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Nice hazy light pumpkin orange. White head that lasts. Smells of fruit, specifically bananas. Nice light wheat smell. Tastes of fruits and spicy bananas. A little to sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - AUG 21, 2009
12 oz. bottle pours a rich, melted-buttery yellow, opaque with a creamy white head that leaves sparse, sticky lacing as it melts. Initial aroma is of stinky bellybutton lint (wtf IS that???) that warms up to a wheaty, spicy (corriander? cloves?) aroma. Hearty body with a malt and wheat front palate, a yeasty sort of middle and a finish of that spice again with just a touch of lemon. Nice hefe with good body and expanded palate that I didn’t expect. More complex but still an easy drink. Personally, I’d dig this with spaghetti with sausage-marinara sauce and a huge chunk of really garlicky garlic bread.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4529) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Clear gold color with a medium head. Nice aroma of just over-ripened bananas. Same strong banana flavor, lots of wheat. The cloves don’t come out much. Almost lemony at the finish. Really solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1856) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Bottled, courtesy Narnad. Moderately hazy yellow-orange with a small, bright white head that’s mostly diminishing. Clove and banana nose with underlying tangy wheat and a touch of lemon. Mildly yeasty/doughy flavor, wheat tanginess rather high with mild-to-moderate sour lemon/peach fruit highlights. Finish is dry and tangy. Solid, but I wasn’t wowed.


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