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RATINGS: 1696   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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4.3
Boutip (6374) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle: Poured a cloudy beige color weizen with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of wheat malt with nice ester of banana and cloves. Taste is very refreshing with great notes of banana ester with subtle cloves and loads of wheat. Body is full with nice bottle conditioning and good carbonation. Very well done for the style with great refreshing factor – I think it is wonderful to keep this level of quality with the quantity of beer being brewed by this brewery.

3.7
icculus801 (39) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Very nice nose with some banana sweetness, a bit of spice and some yeastiness. Pours a hazy light orange with a thin white head. Leaves nice lacing. Taste is initially sweet with a bit of spice and hop at the end. Very light and bubbly on the palate. A great offering from Sierra Nevada.

3.5
theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - AUG 24, 2009
12 oz bottle purcahsed at Lukass in Kansas City, Missouri. Pour is a very hazy, unfiltered orange yellow golden, with a foamy one inch white head that falls quick. Aroma of mildly sour wheat, muted bubblegum, and sweet banana esters. There is a nice clove element behind that. The nose is nice, though not terribly complex. Taste is sweet banana esters, big clove and bubble gum. The mild;y sour wheat from the nose is not present in the taste, and probably would have helped balance this out a bit. Also some apple fruit present. Palate is chewy medium, also notable unfiltered. Carbonation is low to medium, right for the style. This is a nicely drinkable hefe, though not terribly complex.

3.7
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Everything in this beer is suitably done. It is just a plain but class beer. Often a beer with this sweet banna taste will have an overwhelming aroma but no Kellerwies. It is very clean and smooth.

2.7
HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
12oz bottle. It’s good for an American weissbier, but not even close to the Germans. Compare back to back with a Schneider, Hacker, Erdinger or Paulaner.

3.6
PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Really good! Wheat and pink grapefruit aroma, and sour grapefruit taste. Terrific summer beer. True to style in terms of the subtle wheat taste and well-rounded flavor. Clean finish. Cloudy with a thick white head.

3.5
demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2009
12 oz bottle: Aroma is bubble gum, orange, slight yeast, and some coriander. Appearance is a cloudy almost apple cider like look to it but a bit lighter and more yellow. Taste is bubble gum, coriander, light citrus and yeast. Palate is carbonated with a slight spicy aftertaste. Overall, he a pretty decent Hefe that not overly hoppy like Sierras Porter or Stout. Cheers!

3.2
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Nice hazy light pumpkin orange. White head that lasts. Smells of fruit, specifically bananas. Nice light wheat smell. Tastes of fruits and spicy bananas. A little to sweet.

3.6
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - AUG 21, 2009
12 oz. bottle pours a rich, melted-buttery yellow, opaque with a creamy white head that leaves sparse, sticky lacing as it melts. Initial aroma is of stinky bellybutton lint (wtf IS that???) that warms up to a wheaty, spicy (corriander? cloves?) aroma. Hearty body with a malt and wheat front palate, a yeasty sort of middle and a finish of that spice again with just a touch of lemon. Nice hefe with good body and expanded palate that I didn’t expect. More complex but still an easy drink. Personally, I’d dig this with spaghetti with sausage-marinara sauce and a huge chunk of really garlicky garlic bread.

3.7
badgerben (5178) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Clear gold color with a medium head. Nice aroma of just over-ripened bananas. Same strong banana flavor, lots of wheat. The cloves don’t come out much. Almost lemony at the finish. Really solid.


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