“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.” 4.8% ABV
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my wheat beer glass. The color is a hazy golden yellow, with a white bubbly head. There is a little visible carbonation, as well as minimal lacing left on the glass.
Sweet yeasty characteristics, faint banana, and citrus/spice notes.
The mouthfeel is medium-thick and has a rich, thick texture. A faint amount of hop bitterness comes through after going down. The flavors match the nose nearly identically, matched with some typical wheat beer graininess in the aftertaste.
Kellerweis’ incredibly rich, velvety mouthful and refreshing nature are its standout features. The flavor profile is also pretty solid, though slightly subdued, making this a quality wheat beer that should be tried by any fan of the style. I wouldn’t have any trouble reaching for this brew again. 8/10
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Chico, Ca