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RATINGS: 1682   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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3.1
italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Pours a pale yellow with a touch of slightly puffy white head. Aroma has the standard banana and clove notes, but it’s a bit weak. Flavor is similar, although there is a more noticeable sweet spice. Its life on the tongue was shorter lived than I’d expect. I found this dull. Not really my thing.

3.1
Davros (3345) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2009
Pours cloudy a pale amber with a small head that quickly fades to nothing. Nose shows mostly bready wheat and cloves, with some ripe banana, almost confectionery-like, later. Flavours are mostly the same but quite weak, almost watery, with hardly any finish. A weak and boring bitterness becomes apparent later, but makes the beer no more interesting. Could do with more carbonation. Overall, quite ho-hum, nothing special.

3.6
BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle (small sample). Mmmm - very nice hefeweizen. Clear yellow pour, green apple tart nose. Belgian yeast taste + clove. Good stuff.

3.5
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2009
Pours hazy orange with a lovely snow white head, looks an absolute treat, though probably darker than the norm for style. Nose is very soapy & bubblegummy. Palate has lively carb but a bit of stickiness still. Finishes with a touch of clove. Definately a good beer & would probably be great fresh, though seems to lack yeast complexity of the real deal. Similar to brewboys hefe which is a good thing, as far as new world hefes go.

3.3
KCBrown (20) - Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Being a big fan of Hefe’s I like this brew. Good sample of the type. Not the best, but for an American version at a good price it is a winner. I love the way Hefeweizens smell and this one is very aromatic. Long in the mouth; the taste has a good hang time.

3.4
milewide (2332) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Cloudy, golden color. Fruity taste, but little hops. Good American version of a German classic.

4.5
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--Kellerweis Hefeweizen--2009 Release. 12 oz. Bottle. 4.80% ABV. 15 IBU’s 4.5 / 5.0. Hefeweizen--Bavarian. Big tight sediment.Lacy foamy rich white head.Cloudy dense yellow orange pretty hefe color.Rich Bavarian banana clove floral mild hop front.Creamy cloying mild sweet rich banana wheat yeast ester orange lemon hint body.Clean refreshing citrus spice end. 6/17/2009. 6 Pack--$6.99

3.4
OzarkElmo (329) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 Pours a light, hazy orange with moderate white head. Aroma of citrus, spice, banana, yeast, orange. Very well-balanced and refreshing. Would be a very good beer for a summer evening, much less Christmas time!

4.3
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle->pilsner: Pours a large, creamy, white head atop a hazy and cloudy yellow body. Aroma of molasses, herbs, pine, broth, and bubble gum. The body is medium, texture alcoholic, soft carbonation and finishes bitter. The flavor’l duration is long, being lighlty sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Another quality (and fairly priced) beer from Sierra Nevada!

3.2
shrubber85 (11710) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle. Banana, lemon, yeast and wheat malt aroma. Cloudy amber-yellow color with nice head. Slightly sweet banana, orange, lemon, and wheat malt. Pretty light body. One of the better US weizens but not spectacular.


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