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RATINGS: 1624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (4315) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2015
Golden with a light haze. It’s fairly plain but tastes okay. Light hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dacrza (687) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Date: July 23, 2015... Glassware: Ayinger willibecker... Occasion: well pump replaced, and a tan replacement scheduled for tomorrow--time to drink... Appearance: golden yellow body is murky as a muddy river; ballooning, cratering off-white head leaves maze-like pattern of lacing .... Aroma: intense clove and banana, as expected; some fruity esters from the yeast make for an alluring, if not unique, hefeweizen ... Palate: lively, swirling, creamy body; bombards the tongue with activity, and suggestive of a surprising wheat complexity ... Taste: big, full bouquet of clove, banana, bubblegum, and secondary flavors of apple, pear, lemon grass and ginger--quite a stable of favors.... Overall: Sierra Nevada continues to impress with its portfolio of beers--they have top fermenters locked down, and now the wheat world is served notice that a refreshing, formidable, complex wheat is in the mix now....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fisler (277) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2015
Optisch leider nicht die Bombe, überhaupt kein Schaum. Geruch eindeutig Banane, genau meins, Trunk süffig, süß, wieder Banane, dann erst leich bitter. Das haben die gut hinbekommen - lecker Weizen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Larry_Duffman (184) - - JUL 21, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a cloudy orange color with a foamy head and lacing. The aroma is banana and clove. The taste is banana, spice, and biscuit. It’s creamy and smooth. This is a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3582) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Pour is hazy lemon with a big white head and sticky lacing. Musty, bready, lots of banana, some spice, grass notes, and dough in the aroma. Taste is big banana, some bubblegum, white pepper, herbs and bread dough with a crisp finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Refreshing on this hot summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1540) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. A: Cloudy gold with a whispy white head. N: Banana, clove, peppercorn, cracker, leaves, biscuit, some cayenne even. T: Sweet and a little spicy. M: Light body, creamy carbonation, no alcohol. O: Decent stab at a German hefeweizen. I prefer Weihenstephaner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shanebrews (253) - Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2015
A very average weissbier. There is absolutely nothing exceptional about this brew. The aroma is equal parts grain and spice. The pour is yellow and hazy with a thin white head. The taste is more spice and hop than malt. The finish is short and sharp. I’ve had better expressions of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
damzz (391) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Pours a hazy yellow with white head. Nose is bubblegum and yeast. Body is medium. Taste is light German Hefe. For those who find a German rendition on the heavy side as I occasionally do, this makes it. 12 oz variety pack

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
metalspice (383) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
Tåkete melonfarget med lavt skum. Gjæret dominerer duften med klare toner av banan, honningmelon og krydder. Frukten følger i smaken og avsluttes med en lett bitterhet. Fyldig munnfølelse på et godt karbonert øl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (4576) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottled 4/7/15, drunk 7/3/15
Heavily hazy, deep amber golden liquid is heavily carbonated and produces a massive white head that is well-retained.
As with the kolsch and pilsner in this Summer 12 pack, I get more hops up front, with the actual style character in the background. This one has probably the most non-hop character of the three, with light clove and bubble gum and a very heavy mineral water-like character. Rather rustic, with baked bread, hay, some light plaster. Nice, if not exactly classic hefe territory. Anyways, no resin or alcohol, no flaws but it would be nice if there was more spiciness to it.
The flavor is soft, with sticky honeyed malts that are fairly well-attenuated wrapping around very light white pepper and clove suggestions. Breadiness builds up but the watery texture and ample carbonation help clear the palate. Tons of bubblegum on the finish and a lingering spicy dryness that is pleasing, if somewhat too brief. I’m drinking this right from the fridge without letting it warm and its borderline too sweet/malty, so I’d hate to see it if it sat for like 10 minutes, though at the same time, it dosent really give the esters and phenols as much an opportunity to shine. Still, it’s clean and passable if actually a bit too clean. We’re entering American wheat territory here....Also, the beer is oddly very, very watery, much moreso than even a 5% hefe should be.
To be fair, I’m rating this lower to-style here (a clean, but very, very light, watery, borderline bland, German hefe). Feel free to add ~.5 to the score if you’re scoring this at home as just a "Wheat beer".

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