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RATINGS: 1439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2009
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1677) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2009
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (947) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2009
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2009
I’ve 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Pours hazy light golden with a well maintained wispy white head. Notes of citrus, banana, yeast and wheat. Medium bodied with lush carbonation. Delicious.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
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 don’t like watery lemonade) Light body with more than necessary fizziness, almost hurts the tongue. It’s 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 it’s not for me. I’ll probably try it again someday though. Hopefully it was a bad bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (2980) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009

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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (8904) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Bottle… O’sS&BS-I-T-YVB Throwdown… 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 aren’t my thing.


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