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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
okay

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 15.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PorterPounder on 12-23-2003)
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silverking

Florida

3/5  rDev -6.3%

06-20-2013 02:47:54 | More by silverking
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DOCRW

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

05-06-2014 23:21:22 | More by DOCRW
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wieshefe17

Nevada

2/5  rDev -37.5%

05-03-2014 03:01:34 | More by wieshefe17
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ApplePi

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

03-27-2014 12:13:01 | More by ApplePi
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

03-07-2014 01:23:26 | More by Boone757
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.28/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 01:46:00 | More by LiquidAmber
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sneezye

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

02-08-2014 23:26:40 | More by sneezye
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enelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -6.3%

01-31-2014 01:22:08 | More by enelson
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

01-02-2014 14:21:10 | More by MisledTitan
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

2.05/5  rDev -35.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 15:52:48 | More by thecheapies
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bareju

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-24-2013 23:31:26 | More by bareju
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ChuckS

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -6.3%

12-14-2013 13:47:34 | More by ChuckS
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Eighty

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

12-05-2013 18:05:04 | More by Eighty
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Kuhnzie8637

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

11-08-2013 00:24:29 | More by Kuhnzie8637
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vermilcj

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

10-12-2013 01:02:34 | More by vermilcj
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shelby415

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

10-06-2013 06:03:47 | More by shelby415
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 23:07:21 | More by dbrauneis
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mactrail

Washington

2.7/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 04:43:31 | More by mactrail
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -6.3%

08-07-2013 16:20:58 | More by jaswilson2
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3/5  rDev -6.3%

08-07-2013 05:14:25 | More by Gatordaddy
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Kaleena

Arizona

3/5  rDev -6.3%

08-06-2013 05:19:20 | More by Kaleena
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TwoTrees

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

07-30-2013 19:23:14 | More by TwoTrees
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mixed_master7

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -53.1%

07-03-2013 22:05:53 | More by mixed_master7
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bbadger

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

05-25-2013 19:41:17 | More by bbadger
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elektronen

Montana

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

05-11-2013 00:23:27 | More by elektronen
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Leavenworth Whistling Pig Wheat Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
75 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.