Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States
Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen
3.3 | pDev: 16.36%
Jan 31, 2020
Jun 15, 2009
Leavenworth Boulder Bend DunkelweizenLeavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen
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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.68/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Can't tell whether this is affiliated with Fish Tail or just a brewery with similar uninspired name and product.

Poured a brown color with lighter brown head 3/7" deep. Smelled like licorice yeast urinal cakes.

Taste was not inspiring me to think of this as a good dunkelweizen. While its a style I don't jam on, there have been good ones, so its not like I always hate on this style. I mean, I don't like anything from this brewery. Bitterness and astringency were not what I was looking for. Some toasted like dark bread feels. Cola like carbonation and taste at times. There is something about it that tastes more like a doppelbock than a dunkelweizen. They went with more of a scorched malt stout/porter/brown vibe meets lager yeast moreso than a hefe yeast. Tastes much stronger of alcohol in the taste and mouthfeel than a 4.7% beer should be. Fuck this was like Lobotomy Bock, that beer really sucks. Avoid this one too.

Jan 31, 2020
4.05 by Trueprinceofgotham from California on Dec 15, 2019
3.5 by bigschoolrecords from Pennsylvania on Jan 06, 2019
3.75 by paulish from New York on Sep 03, 2018
3.88 by grittybrews from Washington on Jul 23, 2018
Photo of Spikester
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Spikester from Oregon

Dark brown with three fingers of five minute tan head that leaves splotches of lacing.
Smell is coffee chocolate.
The taste is coffee chocolate with a touch of herbal bitterness.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with modest carbonation. The finish is dry and balanced.
Overall a pretty good beer for the style. This beer was over one year old from a twelve ounce can.

Jan 21, 2018
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 31, 2017
Photo of the_awesometeer
3.72/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by the_awesometeer from California

The beer is dark brown with a foamy head. Nice carbonation. It smells sweet, dark fruits and slightly roasted malts but mostly the dark fruits and raisins. The beer tastes similar lots of sweetness and a nice bitterness to finish it off. The beer is old but still has nice feel to it and carbonation.

Oct 25, 2017
2.9 by KevinHildahl from Canada (BC) on Sep 21, 2017
3.63 by BlueSpader from Washington on Jun 19, 2017
3.53 by RBorsato from Virginia on Mar 28, 2017
3.62 by Satorn from Florida on Mar 03, 2017
Photo of DoubleJ
3.04/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by DoubleJ from Wisconsin

As the days become a little cooler and the days a little shorter, autumn is in the air. That calls for a dunkelweizen. On to the beer:

Dark leather brown colored and topped with an inch of creamy head and holding on top well. Looks great and so does the lacing, though it smells nothing special. A note of red apple, a dash of dark toasted malt, no spicy aromas detected.

Boulder Bend takes on a sweeter flavor with a toasted accent. It even carries some astringency that I would rather see muted. Over-toasted apple bread appears to be the flavor this beer is going for, along with dark chocolate. The flavor goes all over the place. Feels okay; medium bodied with very light carbonation hitting.

Boulder Bend could use some tuning, or the kayak will risk capsizing at the bend.

Sep 21, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by UCLABrewN84 from California

Pours an almost opaque super dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, roasted nut, burnt caramel, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, roasted nut, burnt caramel, cocoa powder, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice mix of toast, nut, and caramel qualities all around.

Serving type: can.

Mar 16, 2016
3.5 by jrob21 from Georgia on Dec 24, 2015
3.28 by Sabre311 from Texas on Nov 12, 2015
Photo of Jonboy418
3.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Jonboy418 from Florida

Meh. A dunkelweizen which is best described as a "dark wheat" beer. Poured well, and was a dark hazy color. Thought it was going to be a cross between a wheat and a brown ale. Pretty disappointed. It was more like a porter without the big malt flavors. Thin, watery feel. I wasn't a big fan, but I won't give up on the dunkelweizen.

Nov 08, 2015
4.12 by MacStinson from Michigan on Oct 26, 2015
3.22 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Sep 11, 2015
3.23 by PorterLambic from Florida on Aug 24, 2015
3.65 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania on Jul 21, 2015
Photo of wac9
2.3/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by wac9 from Pennsylvania

a dark wheat ale that taste ok ie just another beer i dont care about

Jun 26, 2015
Photo of Hydrophobic
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Hydrophobic from Oregon

Poured into my St. Martin tulip from a 12 oz can

Appearance is a dark opaque brown with amber hues through the light and a sticky finger of off-white head with small tight effervescence leaving very minimal lacing.

Smells just like a porter with filbert, sweet dark chocolate and raisins.

Tastes strongly of a caramel sweetness with chocolate covered cashews, subtle hints of bubblegum and a very very slight bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is lively on the tongue, but otherwise smooth and creamy and goes down easy.

Overall, it would seem as if this beer is missing something or is misidentified as a dunkelweizen as it drinks much like an American porter or brown. As a beer in itself it is very flavorful, drinkable and I did enjoy it.

May 31, 2015
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3.61/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by TheSixthRing from California

Appearance - Pours cola brown with a half finger head that's light tan in color. Sub-par retention, breaking down to a thin, broken layer of suds.

Smell - Caramel, light roast, wheat.

Taste - Follows the nose. Caramel, light chocolate notes, hints of roast and a light grassy hop note.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with lively carbonation. Smooth, slick texture.

Overall - Good, but calling it a dunkelweizen is quite misleading. This is as Americanized as Widmer's 'Hefeweizen'. Flavor is akin to an American brown ale. Had they just left out 'dunkelweizen', I would seriously consider giving it a higher overall score, but until then...

Mar 25, 2015
3 by MKrauss from Pennsylvania on Nov 11, 2014
4 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona on Oct 22, 2014
3.5 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Oct 17, 2014
4.25 by TheWillMitch from North Carolina on Sep 30, 2014
Photo of Samp01
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Samp01 from New Jersey

Pours a dark cloudy brown head, a medium beige head some light lacing. Aroma and taste is of dark lightly toasted caramel malt, yeast and some grain flavors. A medium body with light carbonation. Finish is lightly toasted caramel malt, yeast and grain. Aroma and taste seem a bit mild for the style, but still an ok drinking brew.

Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3/5  rDev -9.1%
by Fatehunter from Oregon

Pours a half finger of head on a dark brown, almost black body.
The aroma has some chocolate malt, and some burnt malt.
The taste starts with burnt malt, and dies out with some chocolate and mild sweet note. Short but good profile.
The texture is crisper with soft edges.
It tastes more like a black lager than a dunkelweizen. Either way it's not bad

Sep 14, 2014
3.5 by Donkster46 from Washington on Aug 31, 2014
3 by jwenzel019 from Wisconsin on Aug 16, 2014
3.5 by Gregg_Kawakami from Hawaii on Aug 08, 2014
Photo of hophugger
3.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by hophugger from Virginia

nice pour, good head, great color. Tastes closer to a light porter than a wheat. Not much wheat taste or character here. Overall, very nice flavor with a crisp, clean finish. Some malty and possibly some choclately flavors. Overall, a well done beer sitting above average on the scale !!!!

Jul 17, 2014
4 by wrightst from Maryland on Jul 07, 2014
3.25 by Latarnik from New Jersey on May 28, 2014
3.5 by DOCRW from Washington on May 07, 2014
3 by 52P48 from Pennsylvania on May 02, 2014
Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 133 ratings