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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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3.4
glennmastrange (2868) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of light bread and grain, light flowers for the hops, moderate musty basement for the yeast, with hints of banana and clove. Head is small, frothy, white, with a scant amount of lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky yellow/amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter, and a toush sour. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, watery yet a litttle slick and has a soft carbonation. A little middle-of-the-roadish, but still a well crafted German Hefeweizen.

3.8
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
2 bouteilles de 12 oz partagées lors d’une dégustation avec Glouglouburp et des amis dans un camping du Vermont. Arôme: Odeur de bananes sucrées et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde blanchâtre. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de bananes et de citron avec une pointe de céréales et de clou de Girofle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Palette: Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de banane en arrière goût. (Rating #2556)

3.8
alexsdad06 (10388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is wheat malt, toasted, slightly spicy, banana, and bubble gum. The flavor has the toasted wheat malt base with bananas and citrus fruit, clove, bubble gum that grows as it warms, and a slight smokiness. It is at the same time chewy and smooth. It’s nice to see that this is in the regular rotation.

3.6
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Hazy yellow, some banana and sweetened lemon juice aroma. First sip is sweet like fresh bread, finishes dry and toasty. That leaves room in the glass to pour out the sediment from the bottle which creates increased density in the glass and aroma. Deeper in the sip as well with a creamier body, still fairly dry in the finish.

4.2
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
12oz bottle, pours a light a tangerine color with a white head. Smells like banana bread...I can’t wait to take a drink. Very light feel, quite refreshing. A light banana and nutty taste, I don’t usually enjoy wheat beers but this is scrumptious. This would probably be a great beer on a hot day after dealing with asshole clients all day. Surprising and delicious.

3.7
TheBeerGod (6216) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle. Murky gold. Short white head. Aroma is candied fruit, bubblegum, banana, light spice and wheat. Taste is strong banana and bubblegum with lemon, wheat, yeast, light spice, candied fruit and sweet malts. Very tasty! Body is light and bubbly. Refreshing on a warm evening! Ends with more sweet malts, yeast, wheat/grains, bubblegum, banana, and light spice. Nice hefeweizen!

4.4
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
bottle- yum. Love this beer. Love Sierra Nevada- this beer represents everything that SN does so well- flavorful, yet understated- beers of true character- not over the top, knock you in the face elements that drown out everything else in an otherwise good beer- this has yeast driven flavor characteristics that drive the beer without overwhelming it. This was admittedly not one of my favorite styles before, but I will seek it out now.

3.8
drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2009
12 oz. bottle into a pint glass It’s clean, quality, and easy to drink. It has typical aromas and flavors, but it’s surprisingly smooth, and some would probably say it’s a bit light for the style.

3.8
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 2, 2009
12 oz bottle. pours a cloudy golden yellow with nice fluffy head. Aroma is grass, spice mainly cloves. Tasts is cloves hints of banana and citrus.Very refreshing and very drinkable. Probably one of the best american hefeweizens

3.9
sridleyGTR (23) - Golden, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2009
This has to be the best American-made hefeweizen I’ve ever had. Poured into a weizen glass from a 12 oz bottle. Pale, cloudy yellow with a thick, pillowy white head, and heavy carbonation. Aromas of grass and citrus. Fizzy but watery consistency. Lemon flavor with a crisp hop finish, and some lingering bitterness. This is a well-balanced hefeweizen that compares favorably to the best German examples. I’d love to line this one up side-by-side with Weihenstephaner or Paulaner.


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