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Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Leavenworth Boulder Bend DunkelweizenLeavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Slynger on 06-15-2009

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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 121
Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in an Ayinger weizen glass.

Pours a murky bog of brown with a light frothy head. Smells of malts and wheat stretch out to grab the nose, but they do not overstay their welcomes. Those malts and wheat return when the tongue gets involved, with the wheat appropriately making up the majority of the flavor profile. Not too much complexity, though a very faint hint of smoke signal can be detected somewhere in the wheaty static. Lighter than most dunkels that I've had, the taste doesn't hang around too long, but that does make for a pretty drinkable brew.

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Photo of ccrida
3.98/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a nonic pint at the Fishbowl Brewpub, Leavenworth's Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen is a murky chestnut with a small, light tan head that leaves decent lace.

Smell is neutral, with light toast and toffee slowly opening up as it warmed.

Taste is richer, toffee, some noble hop spice, with a very clean finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and light.

Drinkability is high, this is a tasty, nice fall flavor without being to sweet and cloying. Highly quaffable.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.81/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Walnut brown that is actually dark reddish orange when backlit with the rising sun. Nearly three fingers of brown sugar colored foam is produced on the pour and ends up hanging around for a spell. Splendid looking lace makes it to the glass, which solidifies the score.

The aroma is average at best. It features a hint of caramel, no cocoa and a sour fruitiness that needs to be toned down on the palate for this to be successful beer. So far, this brew is better than Whistling Pig Wheat Ale.

Boulder Bend can't sustain the decent scores when it comes time to bathe the taste buds. It doesn't have much flavor... and what's there does not impress. If the ABV was a little lower, it would taste and feel like a light version of a dunkelweizen. Actually, it's almost there now.

For starters, there isn't enough malt. Flavors include watery (and unsweet) caramel, the merest hint of cocoa, a tangy toasted wheatiness and a shot of overripe apple juice. No banana and no clove. The beer is simple and bland and doesn't stand out in any way.

The body/mouthfeel is one small step above watery and almost gets there just before the swallow. The carbonation is lackluster too, which doesn't help.

In the final reckoning, Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen Alpine-Style Dark Wheat Ale is no better than Whistling Pig Alpine-Style Wheat Ale. Maybe if Fish put as much effort into brewing as they do into naming, these Leavenworth Biers would at least be decent.

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Photo of beertunes
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a slightly cloudy, barely translucent brown with less than an inch of tan head that dissipated quickly leaving minimal lacing.

A soft wheat aroma is supported by a nice roasty finish. The refreshing wheat flavors coat the tongue, with just a touch of roastiness and hops on the finish.

The body is good, light and full with out being sticky. Drinkability is very good, a great beer for these last few days of summer. Worth trying if you see it and perhaps worth some effort to seek out.

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Photo of froghop
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a hazy deep dark brown, above average carbonation, a thin beige head, and some lacing.

smell is of caramel, biscuit, a touch of cocoa, and roasted malts.

taste is of some wheat, some chocolate in the back, sour malt, and roastiness, ends a little dry.

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Photo of MaxBrews
2.74/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm surprised I'm the second one reviewing this beer. My parents (who know nothing about beer) went to Seattle for the week and thankfully brought me home 4 local beers....

Appearance: Opaque. Dark brown bordering on black, a small but nice off white head tops the glass. Lacing even clings to glass. In a pint glass you would guess this is a stout.

Smell: A very wheaty malt with hints of chocolate. A very faint nose overall.

Taste: Tastes much like a regular american wheat ale; by this I mean wheat & a tiny bit of citrus zest. The only difference in this is the color and the presence of roasted malt giving slight chocolate flavors. This more present in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: light in body, bitterness, dryness and appropriate carbonation.

Drinkability: I'm glad I got to be the second reviewer of this beer. Unfortunately this really isn't anything to go crazy about. Its a very average beer, making the marks of the style just barely. The brewers played it really safe with this brew, no experimentation, just a basic american wheat beer with darker coloring and roasted malt. I really appreciate smaller brewers, but in order to compete some of these guys really need to step up there game.

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Photo of Slynger
2.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Well, I suppose I'm the first review on this one. I found it at John's Marketplace during my present visit to Portland. It is described as an "Alpine-Style Dark Wheat Ale," so I stuck it under American Dark Wheat. Anyways.

Pours a deeply hazy, translucent brozey-brown. Slim cap of off-white, fine bubbled carb.

Smell is light, of some dark fruit and yeast, touch of chocolate, bit of alcohol.

stronger in the flavor dept. It's yeasty and dark fruity, some red grape and date, a hint of semi-sweet chocolate finishing with a light bitterness and a cloying sourness. Medium bodied with a carbonation that lacks a bit of size and zestiness.

Not bad stuff, just not very good either. What a find i have made ; (

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Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
3.23 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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