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RATINGS: 1664   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TKA300 (105) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of wheat beers, but this one was a pleasant surprise. And who better for it to come from than Sierra Nevada? It had a really deep flavor with the characteristic wheat aftertaste. It was very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2979) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2009
Flaske: Flot orange uklar øl med et kæmpe skumhoved. Dejlig klassisk duft af banan og hvede. Smagen er også banan med et overraskende velhumlet bid. Virkelig en dejlig hefe. Super.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1606) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a lacing head. Nice wheat and malt aroma. Smooth taste, with a nice sent of malt. Hint of banana with a sweet finish. Very refreshing beer from SN.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewbie (475) - New York, USA - NOV 4, 2009
12oz bottle. cloudy light gold color, small lasting white head. great aroma of spices, cloves, some banana. tastes much the same, bananas, spices. nice spicy dry finish

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle at Flying Saucer, Houston.
Pours an average thin yellow*orange with a semi-weak aroma of flat vlove and ripe banana. Flavor is lemony banana and clove, with a hint of sweet grass in the finish. Tingly on the tongue. Not bad but not memorable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Poured cloudy, lemony color with 1.5 finger head. Great smell, banana and clove...smells just like a good hefe. Taste is like the nose, nice banana and clove flavor, with the hops not really doing much except their job, just balancing everything out, finish starts a bit sweet, but dries out a bit. Smooth, almost creamy, full mouthfeel, that is really nice. Overall this is a really good hefe, and for the price, I could see me picking this up over most of the others out there.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9224) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy creamy yellow with a towering white head. Estery bubblegum and banana aroma. Estery, wheaty flavour, lots of banana and a little bubblegum, some lemony tartness in the finish. Surprisingly low spiciness. Nice and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Poured from bottle into my new Summit Pint, which is kind of shaped between a pint glass and a weizen glass. Very hazy pale orange with nice head and active bubbles and legs. Aroma is a nice mix of bananas and cloves, with some wheatiness. Fantastic balance of wheat malt, bananas and cloves. Mostly spicy at the end. Most Hefeweizens lean more toward one aspect or another (wheat, banana, clove), but this really is evenly balanced. High carbonation and light body - works well for this beer. All around fantastic summer beer. Wheat beers don’t get much better (except for a couple German made Hefeweizens).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1110) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Clear golden pour with a huge, frothy white head. Strong, yeasty aroma. Flavor is pretty agressive, with a big grainy bite, lingering light spiciness. For the style, this is quite bold and flavorfull.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Bottled. Poured into pint glass. Typical hefe type color, very small head. Mild banana and spice flavor, not dominant like I’ve had in other versions. Good refreshing beer, low abv so this could be drank all day long on a hot summer day.


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