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RATINGS: 1598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (813) - Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Pours orangeish gold with small head that sticks around and leaves a creamy ring of lacing. Big zingy lemon and pepper aroma. Taste follows suit. Very refreshing.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ozzy70 (17) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 3, 2015
12 oz. bottle at Wayne’s World Bar and Grill. Poured golden hazy. Great aroma of orange, spices and wheat. Great full taste and finish. A very good Hefeweizen.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mp_lane (95) - Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Pours hazy yellow with thin white head. Aroma is tart and fruity. Taste is very smooth and flavorful, a nice example of a domestic hefeweizen. Very nice example.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drmet (278) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2015
L: -pours a cloudy golden with a very small,quickly dissipating,foamy,white head -medium carbonation visible S: -wheat,lemon,slightly spicy,slight banana,bready,cascade hops coming through T: -wheat,lemon zest,bready -a little too hoppy for a Hefeweizen -no german yeast character detectable F: -light body -medium to high carbonation O: o.k wheat,but worlds below the top german examples (Franziskaner,Weihenstephan,Schneider etc)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (178) - - JUL 30, 2015
Served on tap. Cloudy orange color with a white head. Medium body. Orange wheat flavor. Wheat citrus aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3944) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2015
Golden with a light haze. It’s fairly plain but tastes okay. Light hoppy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dacrza (635) - 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....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fisler (213) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Larry_Duffman (85) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3348) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1366) - 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.


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