Leavenworth Whistling Pig Wheat Ale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
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3.28/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
02-18-2014 01:46:00 | More by LiquidAmber
2.05/5 rDev -35.9%
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.
01-01-2014 15:52:48 | More by thecheapies
2.78/5 rDev -13.1%
A: Pours a cloudy golden orange in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the sides of the glass and some burnt orange + apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of thick film surrounded by a mottled surface of thin film covering the remainder and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Overall the aroma on this beer is very light, much too light for a hefeweizen. I detect some light aromas of wheat with even light notes of lemon citrus, banana, and just a hint of clove.
T: Upfront there are light flavors of wheat with some lighter flavors of lemon citrus. Just a hint of clove and almost no banana flavors are present at all. There is a light to moderate amount of herbalness to this beer but I'm honestly not sure what that would be coming from...
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.
O: This one lacks the banana and clove flavors I expect from a good hefeweizen. Rather lacking in flavor and a little too thin in the mouthfeel for me - I would skip getting this one.
09-16-2013 23:07:21 | More by dbrauneis
2.7/5 rDev -15.6%
Looks nice enough with the golden amber color and a medium white foam in the Duvel tulip. Some pencil shavings in the nose. Thin and bitter.
Plain malty background. I can't see that this is any kind of a Hefeweizen. It's an American Pale Wheat. There is a faint note of warm malt and maybe something more tart that could be wheat. The bitterness seems out of place for any kind of wheat beer.
This is like a decent lager gone bad. The bitterness is like old flavorless spices-- medicinal and lacking any aroma. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Beer Revolution in Oakland.
08-29-2013 04:43:31 | More by mactrail
Leavenworth Whistling Pig Wheat Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
75 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.