yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2011 Overall solid. Nice and drinkabel. Mostly everything I would like in a nice wheat. Very bready. Cloudy orange color with a white fluffy ehad. Aroma is bready, some banana, clove. Full body. Flavor if sweet, very wheaty, spicy, bananas and more cloves. Drinkable and refreshing. Nice wheat any time of year I would say.
jason (1671) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. May be the best American Hefe I have ever had. Pleasant aroma and a full body taste while not being heavy. This goes down smooth.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head and some sticky lacing. Aroma is banana, cloves, yeast, wheat. Flavor is wheat, banana, cloves, yeast, esthers, citrus. Nice mouthfeel and well balanced. Nice flavorful refreshing hefe.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from BevMo. Pours a hazy medium golden orange with a bubbly white head, some spotty lacing. Good lemon peel, banana and yeast on the nose. Citrus, clove, banana, and yeasty flavors. Much better than I expected, nice crisp finish.
rajendra82 (913) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
True to its Bavarian legacy, the beer poured out cloudy golden in color and formed a large head. The aroma was a classic mix of bananas and cloves. The taste was a bit less sweet than anticipated, but extremely refreshing with a light spicy sweet and slightly sour taste. Very creamy and soft in the mouth. With the approachable and classic construction and absolutely flawless execution, this was a joy to drink.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve consumed about 1/3 of a case this week. Very yeasty, murky body with a thick, velvety white head. Some sulfur in the nose in some bottles, but I get that in virtually any beer as fresh and yeasty as this. Great mouthfeel for an American brewed hefeweizen. Good mix of clove-like esters, moderate citrus, and light phenols. Not overly fruity. A little dirtier than an elite German Hefeweizen, but tons of character and refreshment at the same time. Eclipses all NEW Sierra Nevada releases since Celebration, in my opinion. When it comes to wheat beers, this is the polar opposite of the bland and pedestrian Sierra Nevada Wheat and a welcome addition to the macro craft-beer world.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy light golden with a well maintained wispy white head. Notes of citrus, banana, yeast and wheat. Medium bodied with lush carbonation. Delicious.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy pour with a medium white head. Aroma is fairly strong and authentic, but has a certain quality that is sort of a turn off. Flavor is tangy, with more clove than I prefer. Has a decent amount of citrus. People will probably laugh, but it seriously reminded me of Hoegarden (which I dont care for, becuase I donít like watery lemonade) Light body with more than necessary fizziness, almost hurts the tongue. Itís like mixing banana and clove flavored soda with pop rocks. Actually, it reminds me of my recent homebrew batch that I screwed up with too much priming sugar. I really tried to like this one, but itís not for me. Iíll probably try it again someday though. Hopefully it was a bad bottle.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/06/2009: Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen is super cloudy to the point of appearing to be opaque. It has a tarnished bronze color that reminds me of dark applesauce. There is a foamy, thick, off-white head on the that leaves plenty of lacing marks on the glass. The aroma contains toasted wheat (actually, LOTS of wheat malt), and is roasty with a slight smoke characteristic. The deep clove and banana flavor also has a hint of lemon and then more lemony citrus in the finish. This beer has a medium body, is a little chewy. Overall this beer is satisfying and refreshing. It reminds me of a Dunkel Weissbier.
Pint (draught; 5.5% ABV) at the Sierra Nevada Artisan Ale Experience at Olives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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6/25/2009: From the bottle, Sierra Nevada Kellerweis is cloudy and a dirty, golden blonde color. The aroma is smoky with caramelized wheat. Banana and clove, wheat, and lemon citrus meld together to form the flavor. There is some allspice/nutmeg in the finish. This beer is malty and has a good mouthfeel and profile. It is even slightly chewy. Overall it is a really tasty Hefe!
12 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 4.9% by Vol.) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #102 for this beer.
hopscotch (8393) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
BottleÖ OísS&BS-I-T-YVB ThrowdownÖ Murky straw-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma consists mainly of pale grains and clove. Light to medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced and a touch tangy with a bit of clove. Finishes crisp and spicy. Thanks to GoT for providing the bottle! Hefes just arenít my thing.