Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Leavenworth Boulder Bend DunkelweizenLeavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Slynger on 06-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
17.03%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of RBorsato
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satorn
3.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.04/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabre311
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jonboy418
3.12/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of MacStinson
4.12/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.22/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PorterLambic
3.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.65/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wac9
2.3/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

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Photo of Hydrophobic
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.61/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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...

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Photo of MKrauss
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TheWillMitch
4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Samp01
3.18/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3/5  rDev -7.1%

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

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Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DirtyRandy
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jwenzel019
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Gregg_Kawakami
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
3.23 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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