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Leavenworth Whistling Pig Wheat Ale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Leavenworth Whistling Pig Wheat AleLeavenworth Whistling Pig Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
75
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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PorterPounder on 12-23-2003

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Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 45
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3.46/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Better than most wheel beers in my opinion. Not overly sweet.

Photo of bmeehan
2.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The beer pours with almost no head and, unless I'm sick and don't know it, no aroma. That said, it's smooth and easy to take big sips of, but it's not special and it's not memorable. A good beer to have a few of, but not worth the price I paid here in Pennsylvania for it and pretty weak overall.

Photo of Donkster46
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Moose90
3.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +21.4%

Thanks Donkster46!

Serving style : bottle poured into glass.

Appearance (3.75) : Nice, fluffy 2 fingered head on top of a pineapple orange body. Only a shadow of my hand can be seen on the other side in the light. Leaves wisps of lacing around the glass.

Smell (3.25) : Very pale ale-smelling. Some spice, wheat, quite a bit of citrusy hops - but pleasantly fresh, some faint coffee bean.

Taste (4) : Surprisingly great. I expected more hops from the smell but I'm glad it's not here in the taste. It is very good. I get a rich, malty, wheat-y taste profile with hits of coriander and faint citrus rind. A delicious beer all the way around.

Mouthfeel (4) : Creamy, smooth, slightly oily. Medium bodied, ends smoothly.

Overall (3.92) : A Hefe worthy of a try.

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a thin white head that still has decent retention and light lacing. Mild aroma of sweet biscuit malt that seems closer to a light lager. Flavor is equally odd, light biscuit malt with a faint tart, lemony component, finishes slightly tart with slight sweet malt and a grassy hop bitterness. Light bodied. I would never have guessed this was a hefeweizen in a blind tasting. There is a slightly element of wheat and distinct lemon tartness, but tastes more like malt than wheat to me. I would score this higher if it were a deliberate attempt to meld lager and wheat beer, but as a hefeweizen, this is a miss. Otherwise, reasonably tasty and the light tartness would make this a good summer thirst quencher. Not an appropriate choice if you're looking for a classic hefeweizen. I like the looks of the Leavenworth line and wanted to like this more, but off to a rocky start on tasting these.

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of thecheapies
2.05/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Swirled in yeast gunk late, and it almost killes the look. Sediment at the bottom, amber color and muck haze throughout. Looks uneven. Head is not showing up.

Is this supposed to be a hefe?? Amber grains, ale yeast, mustiness, faint clove, and some wheat malts. Very muted and distant. Prime offender.

Tastes of barley and wheat grains and some flamboyant ale yeast, misused and abused. A kiss of clove and plantain and some unappreciated toastiness. Maybe apple notes. Very watery, in flavor, and the body seems weak. Carbonation is just below par. Unfortunately, a strength, I guess.

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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Leavenworth Whistling Pig Wheat Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
75 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.