Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH
What makes this beer different: Not too much but its good, I’m starting to realize that hefe’s are a style that does not have a wide range of nuances.
Will I be drinking this again: At $1.59 for a bottle, hell yes.
8/12/2010: Thanks to reader Jordon for suggesting this beer to me. Like many of the summer beers out there I have seen this one on the shelves many times, but never had a reason to really buy it. I figured it was fitting that I drink a hefe on a day when I’m taking a stab at my second homebrew, a franzy clone with 3/4lb of honey malt added in for my own little spin on it.
Kellerweis is the first wheat beer I have tried from Sierra Nevada. The nose was typical for a hefe; wheaty and a bit of banana. The flavor is also very typical for the style, but very well done; fresh grainy wheat, with an even dose of banana/clove. The mouthfeel is a little on the full side for a hefe, but I like it. Overall nothing really stands out all that much about this beer, but thats why its an A- as its a great example of a well brewed hefe. I don’t think they didn’t mess with the standard recipe too much and it came out very good.
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