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RATINGS: 1693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3196) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle. Hazy light yellow body, thin off-white head. Nose dominated by clove, banana, and bubble gum esters. Light, spritzy body with banana and clove and wet grass, relatively dry, yeast-dominated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Pours a cloudy yellow gold with white pillowy head. Aroma is mostly cloves with a bit of banana, wheat, and grass. Taste is dry with a light tartness; flavors of bread and lemony citrus with very mild banana and clove presence. Light-medium body with a silky mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. I was expecting something more richly flavored but its not bad. Certainly very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2009
Its unclear, yellow-golden with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of yeast, clove, light banana and wheat. The flavor is sweet and a bit perfumed with notes of yeast and especially clove, that doesnt leave much room for notes of banana and wheat. OK interpretation, bit the clove is IMO a bit too dominating.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angelmonster (195) - Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Pours a huge 4 finger white head. Body is a hazy yellow with tons of carbonation rising to surface. Head retention and lacing are good. Aroma is of typical hefeweizen, wheat with fruity phenols. Cloves are also in there. Hops are not present. Taste is of fruity, spicy yeast and wheat/ malt. Not getting too much clove or banana, very mild tasting. No hops are detected. Mouth feel is good, not too highly carbonated. Light bodied but not watery. Head kinda faded halfway, wish it would have stayed. Overall, it is a very sessionable beer. This is one of the best American attempts of the style, not the best in the world but nice to see Sierra Nevada making something not overly hoppy

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmiec (122) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 14, 2009
12-oz bottle Albersons Lafayette, LA - Aroma: bubblegum, lemon (hop/yeast); Appearance: hazy, orange-golden color, minimal white head (not lasting), some laces; Flavor: sweet, salty (malt), slight sour, bubblegum, fruity esters of lemon, banana (yeast/hop); Mouthfeel: medium bodied, thin-oily texture, average carbonation, dry finish; Overall: the slight aromatics and malts are well balanced, small juicy beer with a refreshing slight long-zesty finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2009
Bottle at home. Unclear golden - white head. Fruity, orange, sweetness, sulphorm yeasty, wheaty, zesty. Bland - boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2009
slight fruity aroma, palate was wheaty, lemon, orange rind, crisp and sweet at the same time. body filled out more as it warmed up.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjh19 (63) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Appearance: Poured from the bottle an opaque hazy golden color. Decent head. I took the labels advice and poured 2/3, swirled the bottle, and poured the rest. Solid presentation. Smell: Distinct hef tanginess in the nose. Taste: The tangy nose carried over to the taste. Theres a refreshing crispness that borders on a tinny taste. But it doesnt go over the line. Probably stays further from the line on draft. Mouthfeel: The carbonation levels were noteworthy with the very tiny bubbles. Drinkability: Not as complex as some other Hefs Ive had (despite what the label says) but the Kellerweis is a solid, straight forward representation of the style. Id have no problems recommending this to a friend that enjoys a better than average Hefeweizen.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
elguapo47 (13) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Served in a 12 oz bottle. Aroma- clove nose, phenolic, notes of citrus. very pleasant. Appearance- golden yellow color, bright white head. Taste- very good! great blend of clove flavors, with banana, hints of vanilla. very smooth and drinkable. nice carbonation gives it a light body. Palate- light body, lively carbonation. slight sourness in the finish. Overall, a great beer on a warm summers eve. would go great with fish, fruity foods. a very good american version of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UriahHeep (105) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Pours an opaque yellow, a shade slightly darker than the bottles label. Accompanied by a sizeable white foam head. Aroma is of banana and citrus. Honey, clove, orange peel and other spices. Thin texture without much carbonation. A pretty unique hefe, but not really my type of brew. Reminds me faintly of Duvel or Golden Monkey, probably due to having similar spices. In my opinion this beer would greatly benefit from a fuller body and higher alcohol content.


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