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RATINGS: 1679   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (2202) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Aromas of clove, banana, tangerine, and flowers. A soft, hazy, yellow-gold, with mostly lingering, white head foam. Dry, with a very light degree of sweetness probably only perceived through the mellow fruity esters, that is balanced beautifully with spicy, floral hops. Light-medium bodied, with lively carbonation, and a very clean finish with lingering earthy and fruity notes.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moebbels (749) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2016
A hazy dark yellow beer with a rather disappointing small white head. Nose has very nixe notes of bananas, cloves, bread dough and yeast. Taste is sweetish with a banana-like flavor and a dry, crisp finish. Licely carbonation and medium palate. Very well made beer with nice notes and good balance. Especially good for the ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ston3s42 (224) - - NOV 18, 2016
Cloudy golden appearance with lots of head. Tastes of banana, pear, brown sugar and herbs. Medium body, smooth carbonation and a finish of warm brown sugar. Mm, Hopfensmoothie

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nordcore (1337) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Yellow, hazy with a medium white foamy head. Wheat aroma, spices and some banana. Light sweet, light bitter with a soft wheat end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ngejo (976) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 16, 2016
Bottle. Hazy, golden, minimal head, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, & astringent finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4713) - BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2016
The American craft beer revolution originally drew on old English traditions more than anything else but a German influence also crept in at an early stage, and this is one of the classic American interpretations of the Bavarian Weissbier style. Medium thick, egg-white, creamy head leaving a dense rim around the glass and a thin veil in the middle, but certainly a lot less frothy than I am used to in this particular beer type; immediately and equally cloudy straw blonde robe with slight ochre-ish hue. Aroma of ripe banana, apple peel, some biscuit, white bread crumbs, dried orange peel, old cloves, white pepper, vanilla sugar somewhere, straw, pear juice, sweet (unpickled) gherkin, sweetbread, melting butter, raw turnip, field flowers, artisanal honey, candied pineapple. Crisp, fruity onset, lots of the expected banana ester (isoamylacetate), sweet, paired with balancing green plum-, starfruit- and unripe kiwi-like sourishness, refreshing with spritzy, minerally carbonation slightly coarsening an otherwise smooth, fluffy mouthfeel. Pleasantly soft bready and biscuity barley sweetness in the middle with utterly soapy and very gently souring wheat, carrying the banana and other fruit flavors onwards to the finish, meeting with an earthy yeastiness and soft hayish hop bitterish touch as well as aromatic phenols - quite strongly so, but still feeling natural and actually quite enjoyable. Banana flavor lingers a bit along with the biscuity malts and softly sourish, very soapy wheatiness. Authentic Bavarian Hefeweizen can be a real treat if fresh enough and served properly and many attempts at this ancient style that have been made out of its historical region seem to lack finesse and balance, often ending up as a one-sidedly banana-drenched caricature of the style. This one, however, understands the refinement, balance and subtlety of it: it is very heavy in the clich banana flavor of the style, but also adds the spicy phenols that are indispensable for the overall balance; its mouthfeel and overall personality well match the German standard. The only thing lacking a bit for me, is a lush, whipped cream-like head formation, normally established by the wheat, and indeed it seems the wheat factor is a little bit understated here. Apart from that, I can imagine this being an introduction to Weissbier for many young American consumers, and having tasted dozens of German examples, I can only confirm that this is a credible, genuine and very useful beer to get acquainted with the style- though I also think it is a bit overrated here as a result of the American prevalence in its ratings. Sierra Nevada, one of the US pioneers in craft brewing, has done many influential things for the craft beer movement in the New World and its good to revisit them every now and then.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Estebanik (829) - Lublin, POLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Butelka chyba nie pierwszej świeżości, kupiona z 5 zł. Piana raczej gruboziarnista, szybko znika. Aromat bananowy, lekko chlebowy. W smaku dalej sporo słodkiego banana. Nie wydaje się tak wytrawne, jak większość kolegw z gatunku. Wysokie nasycenie. W porządku, ale na pewno nie jest to top topw.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maracuja05 (820) - Mainz, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2016
[backlog] 12-01-15 // bottle at Shady Pines Saloon, Sydney. The beer everything about craftbeer started for me. First CheckIn on Untappd. Cloudy orange beer. Foamy head. Americans can indeed brew other beers as Bud and Miller. This is a nice calssical weizen. Solid banana and clove. Well carboanted. Smooth mouthfeel. Fresh ans tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6938) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Viking Line.
Appearance: Hazy dark golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Wheat, citrus, yeast, banana.
Body: Light to medium body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Wheat, citrus, spices, yeast, banana, some fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (2320) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
Rating #2170 - 2015.11.13 - Sample at Grape Escape. Yellow pour that is fairly cloudy. Aroma is of grains, citrus, bananas, coriander, ginger?. Taste is fairly wheaty, but complex, and mild sweetness. Overall, this beer is drinkable, enjoyable, and a solid Hefeweizen, but i wouldnt tart it up as being in the RB Top 50.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1242) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 7, 2016
0.355l bottle. Hazy golden body, thin white head. Aroma of banana, bread, peach and some medicinal hops. Taste of bread, banana, peach and lemon zest. To be honest I was a bit sceptical that this beer is one of the best weizens in the world. Im still not sure it is, and I definitely consider some of the Bavarians better, but this is definitely nice.


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