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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States
fishbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by PorterPounder on 12-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.16
pDev:
15.82%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of Taybeh
3.12/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap at Anthony's, served in a shaker. This was labelled as a Hefe by the restaurant, but I don't see how that could be... it has none of the typical markers. Anyway, poured a hazy golden peach without much of a head or lacing. Nose is fairly nondescript, a little cream of wheat and a hint of pulpy orange juice...this comes out more fully in the taste, but it is fairly one-note and just not anything very interesting. Body is medium and carbonation seems a little on the low side...there isn't any kind of distinct finish. Wet and decently refreshing, but that's about it.

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Photo of woemad
2.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz can left in my locker at work by my friend and co-worker Shannon as a birthday present. Years ago, when Fish Brewing's Leavenworth line were draft-only, I might have had this, but I can't remember. Closest thing to a date is found on the bottom of the can, which reads, "259 2016."

Poured into a Chuckanut Brewing glass that sorta resembles a Stange, this was a cloudy dark golden amber color, with very tiny bits of sediment visible when peered at closely while holding the glass up to light. Big, rocky off-white head that left "beer neglige " style lace behind. Said head is easily agitated back into existence with a twirl of the glass.

Slightly sour, apple-like nose to this, at odds with the style.

Slightly sour and earthy taste at the beginning changes to a mildly acidic apple juice flavor for the rest of the ride. Very mild, fruity sweetness at the swallow.

The body is somewhere between light and medium, with a dull, watery mouthfeel.

Probably past it's prime, which may not have been much of a prime to begin with. I appreciate the gift of free beer from my friend, but I don't think I'll be having this again.

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Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.76/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jame515
3.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.12/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mdaschaf
3.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexCascadia
2.4/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This was a huge disappointment. It was so sour, I thought I had purchased a cider. It smelled like Miller, and the taste reminded me of yet another cheap 'beer'- Busch. Unfortunately, I only had the choice of a 6-pack and I took the plunge that I immediately regretted once I cracked open the can. I know this sounds extremely harsh, but I hated it enough to create an account just to rate it poorly.

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.05/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Disclaimer: This beer was rated on the basis of it being a Hefeweizen, a beer which is has almost nothing in common with. The ratings would be much higher had it been called a Weiss or sour.

Very little head, no clove or banana esters...nose and taste are that of a sour beer. Tastes almost like a Weiss, feels like a Wit. Really should be reclassified.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy lighter golden color with white head. Wheat, yeast, and some light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with wheat and light fruit.

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Photo of AcuppaJoe
4.35/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyable, drinkable and unpretentious

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Photo of woodychandler
2.37/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

The past few weeks have seen a reduction of the bottle backlog here at Chez Woody at the expense of The CANQuest (tm). It has also been at the expense of my beloved AIPAs and DIPAs in favor of flavors & styles that I generally eschew. Here we have just such a style & from a CAN! Will wonders never cease?

From the CAN: "The Northwest's Original German-Style Craft Biers"; "A refreshing brew touched by a gentle malt sweetness, Whitling Pig Hefeweizen is a bright reward for days spent under the sun. Crisp yet easygoing, Whistling Pig is unfiltered. Its classically cloudy appearance characterizes the best German wheat biers. That a hefe this authentic is born in the great Pacific Northwest makes Whistling Pig Hefeweizen all the more delightful."; "Whistle pigs are actually marmots. Small and furry, these high-country critters sometimes communicate with an ear-piercing whistle that's not soon forgotten. Marmots abound around Leavenworth. They seem especially at home north of town at Whistling Pig Meadow. To get there, ride up Trail 1417. Then, kick back, slip your feet into Whistling Pig Creek, and listen ..."

I listened to the Crack! just before beginning an inverted Glug and the heck with Whistling Pigs! I got two fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head for my trouble and as it began to fall, it left a load of sticky lacing in its wake. Who is going to clean up this mess? Color was a hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with loads of floaties. Once more, the Gelt Gang took a wide pass. The nose was oddly biscuity, almost like a golden ale. Mouthfeel was medium to full. It was really sedated in terms of its taste. It was almost unobtrusive and that is not good for the style. It had a slight lemony flavor and as someone else remarked, it would be a great summertime beer, but as a Hefeweizen, it was sucking hind quarter. The finish was equally bland, lifeless and uninspiring. Oh well. At least I have another spent CAN for Jeff Lebo.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.46/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OregonGrown7
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of fishguyac
3.41/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.02/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.52/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pav5069
3.05/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of PGVG
3.02/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.46/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanByorick
4.5/5  rDev +42.4%
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.

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Photo of bmeehan
2.99/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.28/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Moose90
3.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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