iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, no date. Cloudy golden with a one finger creamy white head, fair retention. Good amounts of bananas, clove, wheat, and hints of cinnamon. Nothing too spicy or too sweet, and no rancid wheat things going on. The flavor adds some crisp lightly tangy lemony wheat notes. Minimal bitterness in the wheaty finish. Moderate prickly carbonation with a light to medium body. If this is a year round beer, my camping trips just got better. This rating doesn’t do the beer justice--probably my second or third highest rated hefe--it still isn’t as good as Dancing Man, in my opinion.
hombrepalo (1818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottes six pack. This has to be one of my top summer bers, very enjoyable and drinkable in larger quantites. Pours a shade of orange with edges of gold... a thick white cap of head and sheets of lace. Aroma is thick with ripened bananas, cloves, lemon & tangerines. Medium light body with moderately light carbonatonand a light, crisp finish. overall, a great summer brew.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis is a cloudy wheat colored beer with a thin white head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a spicy clove aroma (oh, and banana). It’s light bodied and smooth; a little watery at the finish. The banana/clove flavor is prominent in the taste, but it’s not the only thing going on. There is a nice, fruity, wooden bitterness with almost a hint of cassis. This is an ideal Hefeweizen.
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold. with a little haze. Big white head. Aroma is big banana, then yeast, lemon, and spice. Nice and smooth, clean and very easy to drink.
dwyerpg (4507) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lots of banana in the aroma and even more in the flavor. This is certainly in the German style, but it’s so over-the-top in banana that it’s just too much for me.
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy gold with decent head that laces nicely. Aromas of yeast clove, little banana. Flavors of yeast, clove, little banana with an added spiciness. Tastes pretty authentic to the Bavarian style, I was impressed as it didn’t have the nevada taste that is in every nevada beer - very light if any, true to the style. But still over rated in my opinion
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Well done hefe. Not as good as a fresh German Hefe a la Maisel but better than most German Hefes that arrive here somewhat aged. Nice aromas of yeast and clove, good flavor profile of spicness and banana.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2010 Just a great beer. One that makes me revist my top hefes list and realize the top 5 are from 02/03. Mmm, those need revisiting because this assumes the place of those newbie hefes. Very real banana presence here in the aroma, just lovely, conditioned so finely you may expect weird dusty rem-NANTs in the head. Aroma of cloves is next, layered in there with the waves of sweet, well-ripened banana. The cloves are dusty and dry. Some slight bubblegum, pure sugar sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is tangy, soft bread bubblegum sweetness, and a bit of lactic and even citric flavors. Well put together and highly drinkable - this is a fresh palate beer to start your day. So easy to enjoy. So many of SNs beers are just SO SOLIDLY MADE.
In answer to questioners about the quality vs. New Glarus, well, I haven’t had Dancing Man Wheat, but this is a very favorable comparison to my two favorite NG wheats; Black Wheat and Solstice.
Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty delicious rendition of some of the better Bavarian style hefs out there. A little dryer, but nice and tasty all the same. I did notice a little musky flavor as it warmed up a little, but that’ll teach me to stop drinking mid beer and eat food!
Aurelius (4051) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft, funky, wheat beer aroma - a little banana. Fairly foggy, honey gold. Decent label. Clean drinking, nicely mouthy, dry and starchy. Lightly toasted and bready. A cohesive brew. Beats the Smuttynose Weizen handily in back-to-back consumption.