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Day #112 – Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen

April 23, 2011

Spent the day playing golf. First round of the season and I shot a 93. Not bad for shaking off the winter rust.

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Yes that is the Cowboys Stadium in the background. Now I’m home and flipping between the Mavericks in playoffs and the Rangers game tonight. 3 Dallas/Arlington sports references means it’s time for a beer….or 2 or 3 or 4. 🙂

Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen

Sierra Nevada is a BIG player in the US craft industry. Still 2nd behind Boston Beer Company but growing quickly. As far as I know the Kellerweis was first released in 2009 as a late spring seasonal. I haven’t tried it since 09. It’s a German Hefeweizen at 4.8%, and it seems like the right kind of day for a wheat beer.

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The instructions on the label said for me to pour 2/3 of the bottle, swirl, then pour the rest. That’s what I did. I poured the first 2/3 and it was a very clear golden color. After I swirled the bottle and dumped the rest of it in, it turned a crazy yellow orange color that was very murky. Apparently this is bottle conditioned and they want you to dump all the yeast in. Well here we are. It also developed a tall white head that dissipated quickly.

The aroma is lots of banana. Lots of fruit and bready yeasty notes. Also a tart type of fruit like a grapefruit almost but not as intense. Some spice.

Flavor is of earthy clay, spicy bread, yeast and fruit. Bready and wheat dry finish. The clay follows through to the finish. Like a dry powdery feeling. Interesting.

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Stay tuned for tomorrow’s special LIVE ON THE ROAD REVIEW! It’ll be exciting.

Cheers!

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One comment

  1. Great review. I love this beer.



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