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Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Leavenworth Boulder Bend DunkelweizenLeavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen

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75
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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 17.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Slynger on 06-15-2009)
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adkieffer

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

10-05-2012 22:41:44 | More by adkieffer
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michele97394

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

09-10-2012 03:06:37 | More by michele97394
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ninaturner

Florida

3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very dark brown, unfiltered, good head retention.

Aroma: The caramel comes through as well as small hints of banana and cloves.

Taste: Tastes of roasted chocolate malts; small hints of clove; bittering hops at the end.

Mouthfeel: Good mouthfeel--similar to other dunkels.

Drinkable: Not as drinkable as other dunkels, but good.

Overall: This is a decent dunkelweizen, but I think it could be improved if the clove and banana flavors came through more in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 23:04:56 | More by ninaturner
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a touch of yeast detected. Taste is also somewhat mild, some banana, a bit more hops than usual for this style, some mild spice. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is decent but mild for the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 16:10:00 | More by tone77
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pouring a cellar temp bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
The beer pours a slightly cloudy mahogany hue with amber highlights on the edges of the glass. A creamy beige head of 1.5 cm foams up on the pour, but fades fairly quickly to a few strands of an edge layer. Basically no head at the first sips.
Aroma is some bready yeast and biscuity malt with a bit of toffee mixed in for good measure. I also get a bit of dry baker's chocolate. Fairly mild but not uninteresting nose.
First sip reveals a lighter body with fine tingly carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. The flavors are similar to what the nose advertises with malt dominant profile of toffee and some chocolate. I do get a little bready yeast and some mild fruit flavors on the finish.
Overall the beer is not flawed but is not really memorable either. A little more yeast centric flavors could make it more interesting, I could describe the beer as a filtered dunkelweizen. Makes the overall experience, not bad but dull.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 04:57:58 | More by sulldaddy
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 28/6/12

A dark brown with lots of haze and bubbles, just a pinky of mocha foam but its dense and retains very well leaving several rings of lace before falling

S coco powder, bruised banana, and some cold coffee, pretty straight forward

T more chocolate then the nose and just a little sour dark fruits that brings it down a little, everything I smell is still there but the bruised banana

M medium bodied but quite creamy from the bubbles and there's some coco lingering

O OK beer but a little sourness I could live without, almost like there's a slight infection but it is very slight if the case

A hard sell at 18$ a 6er here in Alberta, I doubt I'd try this one again with all the other options available too me

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 03:53:14 | More by wordemupg
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-23-2012 18:18:44 | More by bacher468
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Mrbseward

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

06-09-2012 03:24:41 | More by Mrbseward
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

05-08-2012 14:25:52 | More by Bobhoya
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Irrationalist

California

4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

04-23-2012 05:46:24 | More by Irrationalist
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rah1734bones


1/5  rDev -69.2%

04-07-2012 09:01:17 | More by rah1734bones
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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bruised banana logo would have been more appropriate. Pours a hazy brown with smallish head. Nose is a big, fat bruised banana. Palate offers a nice mix of brownbready flavors and esters from the nice yeast, along with more bruised banana. Medium-light bodied. Easy drinking. Not bad for an American attempt at the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 02:45:25 | More by yemenmocha
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kc44

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Starts out with a great head, doesn't retain it as well as it might. Actually a little darker and hazier than I had expected from a dunkelweizen, I know it needs to be dark and wheat is gonna mean some haze, but I've seen beers in this style look a lot more inviting. Still, something I can look at and think yeah, I'll drink that. Little bit of malt and hops on the nose, no bananas or cloves or any fruitiness to speak of really. Taste leans pretty strongly toward sweetness, not real balanced, but not undrinkably sweet or anything. Slight bit of roast from the dark malts, no mistaking the wheat in the malt bill, but much like the aroma, nothing really going on in the taste that jumps up and says "good 'ol dunkelweizen!" The mouthfeel on this reminds me of just about every beginner homebrew with wheat extract: undercarbonated and thin. Altogether, not really the beer for me - I'll stick with the import classics where this style is concerned unless I get wind of any must-have USA iterations. That being said, the beer is not so much bad as it is not good - remember how much worse it could be. Below average? Yes. Undrinkable, terrible, should be forcibly removed from the market? Not in my opinion. Is it even a dunkelweizen? I dunno about all that...

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 21:43:57 | More by kc44
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Malty aroma has a subtle fruity underpinning and a hint of cloves. It pours a dark, rather hazy mahogany with a decent, fine-bubbled, light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Flavor has a malty core and fruity, caramel and nutty notes. Smooth Texture has average body but a good amount of fizz.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 02:09:36 | More by Cyberkedi
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weezarc

Maryland

3/5  rDev -7.7%

02-18-2012 02:25:50 | More by weezarc
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Total Wine in West Orange over the weekend since I had never seen this beer or anything from Fish Brewing Company, for that matter. Even though this poured pretty dark and cloudy, it could have been a bit more full. This wasn't a bad selection and for this time of the year, this would be a great session beer since I could hardly taste or feel the alcohol in it!

As to be expected, this poured brown and cloudy and also as to be expected, this had a strong roasted mouthfeel to it with notes of pumpernickel and burnt malt to it. The carbonation and booze were a bit underwhelming and the mouthfeel was watery too. I wished this had more of a wheat presence in it but I just had to take it for what it was worth, which reminded me of a soda in more than one way.

If you like session beers, look no further as a six-pack of this could easily be enjoyed in a few sittings. This wasn't bad so much as it was just "eh...". No banana, not much of a body, and lack of carbonation and head all combine to make this unmemorable but for anyone who wants a low-cost version of this style that's accessible by nearly all, this would be a sufficient choice.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 18:48:00 | More by JerzDevl2000
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -7.7%

02-09-2012 02:07:28 | More by AJD1201
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mfavoino

Washington

2.3/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Deep brown with not much cloudiness to it. Head is one finger and dissipates rather quickly.

Smell: Sense a little bit of sweet chocolate flavors, but honestly there isn't much to report.

Taste: Really no yeast flavor to this beer, and not the typical malt/bread profile that I would expect from this style. Light chocolate flavor and toasted malts are really the only thing to note. Not much flavor to this beer.

Mouthfeel: Light and actually watery.

Overall: Nothing stuck out at me with this beer, which I'm not even sure could be considered a Dunkelweizen.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 03:54:44 | More by mfavoino
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sevenmoist

Florida

3/5  rDev -7.7%

01-24-2012 22:08:39 | More by sevenmoist
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b33rb1tch

Washington

3/5  rDev -7.7%

01-23-2012 12:12:05 | More by b33rb1tch
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strongaf

Washington

3/5  rDev -7.7%

01-17-2012 16:38:58 | More by strongaf
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Popured a light brown with one-finger head that sticks around glass on top of a rather mild, almost airy, sweet malt aroma although there are citric hefe notes as well. Light body, the lgiht citric/hefe characters are there, although no spice or wheat twang is really prevelant, and there is very minimal sweetness...like touches of toffee more than caramel or chocolate. Nice blend and balance so I don't mind sipping on it and there's touch of fruits and a dry malt base in the finish, but overall it's just too bland to be anything other than a half-decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 18:54:39 | More by clayrock81
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A dark amber/medium brown beer with a foamy off-white head.

Dark roasted malt and some wheat and yeast in the aroma.

A nice, sweet malt flavor up front. Slightly metallic. Some hop flavor. Mild bitterness.

A medium-light bodied mouthfeel. Soft carbonation.

Pretty good beer. Nothing crazy outrageous. Something I could drink all night.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 19:59:41 | More by UnderPressure
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Anew

Washington

4/5  rDev +23.1%

12-13-2011 20:45:48 | More by Anew
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -7.7%

12-08-2011 20:09:30 | More by ROGUE16
Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
75 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.