Leavenworth Whistling Pig Wheat Ale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 42 | Display Reviews Only:
3.56/5 rDev +11.3%
2 12 oz bottles poured into a Weizen glass
A- A hazy golden copper color with a four finger white head.
S- Floral, bitter herbs, lemons, wheat...kind of weak...
T- Wheat, some cloves, floral, touch of lemon, hint of banana, better than the nose, but again it is a little of the weak side.
M- Smooth, medium body.
O- This is an easy drinking beer and has enough flavor, but there are other hefes I like better. I did get this in a beer exchange so I am not complaining, but I would not seek it out again.
01-17-2013 02:36:56 | More by larryi86
3.1/5 rDev -3.1%
Had on tap at Duck's and Drakes in Leavenworth. Looks and smells decent enough. Hazy gold with a creamy white head. Smell is light floral, maybe a touch of banana. Taste is very mild and almost has a watered down effect. Has a sort of bitter finish also. Fairly disappointing.
12-19-2012 07:56:37 | More by Braz
3.68/5 rDev +15%
12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, Jan 2012 dating notched on the side. Pours hazy and cloudy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some bits of spotty lacing cling to the glass. Aromas of lemon, banana, clove, orange zest, wheat, bread, and yeast spices. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity; a bit of a metallic note as it warms. Taste of lemon, biscuit, wheat, clove, orange zest, pepper, banana, earth, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of citrus, biscuit, wheat, banana, clove, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Nice flavor balance and complexity; does not approach a watery feel like some I have had. A lot more bready and yeasty than most; but there is some decent amounts of citrus and banana flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly crisp and slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice Hefeweizen. Good amount of flavor with nice balance and complexity; nicely crisp and easy to drink. It was quite enjoyable.
09-11-2012 04:02:35 | More by superspak
3.23/5 rDev +0.9%
12oz bottle, a single somewhat long sought after by yours truly.
This beer pours a cloudy medium golden yellow colour, with a single anemic finger of bubbly, limited foamy dirty white head, which leaves but a few measly specks of timid lace around the glass as it quickly abates.
It smells of semi-sweet wheat grain, a bit of unripe banana, some mineral/metallic character, a smidgen of sour yeast, and earthy, dead leaf hops. The taste is more sugary wheat graininess, a bit of yeasty breadiness, more mineral tint, and weak leafy, smudged hops.
The bubbles are rather sedate and innocuous, the body a decent enough medium weight, and fairly smooth, at any rate. It finishes off-dry, the wheaty graininess still kind of tainted by some edgy phenols, and underachieving fruit and spice notes.
A so-so hefe, given the other options around there that don't crash 20 bucks for a six pack. A generally agreeable brewer, but this one's a miss.
09-07-2012 04:46:11 | More by biboergosum
3.1/5 rDev -3.1%
Cloudy golden color with a massive head that had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Adequate amount of lacing is left down the glass.
Rather mild aroma. I do detect some esters, mainly banana. A touch of cloves and wheat is about all there is.
Flavor is equally as mild. The yeast add very little to what tastes like a straight up wheat ale. Decent wheat flavor but rather disappointing overall.
Bordering on undercarbonated but it does have a smooth, gentle texture.
Not a good hefewiezen even by American attempts. They should definately change the yeast they brew this beer with.
06-17-2012 17:45:40 | More by morimech
3.48/5 rDev +8.8%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some wheat. Taste is also on the mild side, light wheat, a bit of lemon, very easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, however a bit mild for this style.
04-22-2012 17:22:31 | More by tone77
Leavenworth Whistling Pig Wheat Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
75 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.