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 (3079) - 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 (9556) - 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.
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Since I saw this a few weeks ago, I have been buying it as my session beer. I think I have had about a case of this so far. This stuff is great. Pours out a yellowish orange color. Smell is full of banana and a touch of hops. Taste is great, incredibly refreshing, very easy to drink (chug?) down. I hop this becomes a regular offering, because I will drink my weight in this beer. Really good stuff.
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2009 pours a cloudy pale orange, head isnít as bubbly as i expected. smells very nice, yeasty. flavor has wonderful balance of spice, yeast, grainy earthy notes, and citrus. nice and bready. sweetness is perfect, not too much but enough there for a little zing. nothing like the regular sierra nevada lineup. really reminds me of fransiskaner. light bodied but not anything out of the ordinary for the style. believe the hype, this is top notch. apparently the fucked up economy has had no effect on the quality of sierra nevada products.
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a huge, white head over a hazed golden body with good lace. Aroma is grainy with wheat, citrus and banana. Taste is wheat, vanilla, banana, light clove phenols and citrus. Medium carbonation and a dryish finish. Up there with Franconia for one of the best US produced Hefes...
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy orange with a creamy head with lasting lacing on the glass. Sweet aroma leads to a spicy, slightly yeasty flavor with hints of banana. An exceptional American hefeweizen. Refreshing and perfect for the sunny months.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @Track 84, Warwick, RI. Pretty good. A estery wheat beer, without the sweetness, wheat and lemon, with estery fruit (but dry fruit), refreshing. Nice.