Leavenworth Premium Lager
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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From:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
 
Washington, United States
Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #405
ABV:
5%
Score:
83
Ranked #26,087
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 13.93%
Ratings:
33
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 24, 2021
Added:
Sep 17, 2012
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  4
SCORE
83
Good
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Photo of JEFFREYx
1.15/5  rDev -68%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1
by JEFFREYx from Washington

This this is by far the foulest, nastiest, beer I have ever tried, even worse than an infected Homebrew. I've had shitty beers from Leavenworth (Fish Brewing company) before but this one tops the cake. It's sour, not bitter and I don't know where the hops are. Swap them for lemons maybe. Possibly they used it to fire the kettles but they sure didn't add it to the beer. There is zero malt characteristic. It tastes like Spark malt beverage without the resulting drunkenness....or perhaps Tang. My God, to add the word Lager to this swill, or Bavarian, or premium is insulting. In summary I find this beer repulsive and I wouldn't wash my dog with it if he were on fire. You would think with the proximity to Seattle or hop-central Yakima some quality beers would seep out by accident. Nope.

Jan 24, 2021
 
2.75 by bv51 from Washington on May 07, 2018
 
3.69 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Apr 16, 2018
 
3.78 by pnwMcCoy from Washington on Mar 08, 2018
 
3.82 by BlueSpader from Washington on Aug 13, 2017
Photo of Bierliebhaber7
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Bierliebhaber7 from Maryland

Pick this up randomly at Total Wine in Towson today. Excellent find. A beautiful deep clear gold in the glass with a nice head of foam that laced the sides nicely all the way down. Mostly malt in the nose; and on the tongue, a nice, well-balanced malt with a hint of hop bitterness. The flavor, coupled with a very smooth carbonation, rendered this beer exceedingly drinkable. This is something I would find for an everyday. I was pleasantly surprised!

Jul 13, 2017
 
3.8 by Wiscosrw from Wisconsin on Jul 03, 2017
 
3.53 by DOCRW from Washington on Jan 23, 2017
 
3.5 by NickThePyro from Washington on May 17, 2016
 
3.75 by Ish1 from Minnesota on Mar 29, 2016
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by UCLABrewN84 from California

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of lace sink to the bottom of the glass after the pour. Smell is of grain, grass, floral, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grass, earth, and slight fruit 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 mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, light, and easy to drink.

Serving type: can.

Mar 16, 2016
Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

A thanks goes out to the captain of the canship, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, lemons, a bit grassy. Taste is lemons, some malts, becoming tart as it warms. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a decent beer, but not really what I expect from this style.

Aug 23, 2015
 
3.63 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Aug 08, 2015
Photo of churchschicken
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by churchschicken from California

Good light beer. crispness with a sweet smell afterwards.

May 18, 2015
 
2.99 by McAfee85 from Kansas on Apr 17, 2015
 
3.97 by rarigney from Washington on Mar 01, 2015
 
3.74 by bluehende from Delaware on Jan 31, 2015
 
3.34 by hophugger from Virginia on Dec 29, 2014
 
3.75 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Oct 17, 2014
 
3.5 by CaptainFleeker from Illinois on Oct 06, 2014
 
3.75 by Smileitsfreetobehappy from Alaska on Sep 30, 2014
Photo of OldeSchool
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by OldeSchool from Florida

A: Golden yellow with a very slight haze; off-white foamy head that forms nicely and stands up well.

S: Malty, maybe just a bit of an herbal note. Nothing overpowering.

T: Follows the nose; clean and crisp, with no bitterness or spice to speak of. No aftertaste; very clean finish. Rather sweet; very easy to drink.

M: About average for a lager; nothing special but far from watery.

O: My expectations weren't too high for this beer, but it delivered a rather pleasant experience on a sweltering summer afternoon.

Jul 27, 2014
 
3.5 by foghornleghorn22 from Virginia on Jul 24, 2014
 
4 by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC) on Jul 23, 2014
 
3.75 by bubseymour from Maryland on May 07, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by DoubleJ from Wisconsin

And starting St. Patrick's Day is....Washington brewed lager? Bought a single while in Arizona, as this beer is not available in my area. On to the beer:

A little hazy inside this dirty goldenrod colored beer. Topping it is a half-inch of steady head which is holding its size. The aroma is pleasing to the nose, bringing to mind cut grass, hay, and vague grain.

Pleasing taste as well. It's a simple lager with good flavor. The beer has a dominant grassy/hay theme throughout and a decent malt backbone which adds a cracker-like note. It's an easy drinking beer, helped by its light body and somewhat crisp mouthfeel. For a warm day, Leavenworth Premium Lager would be one of many contenders for that beer du jour.

Mar 18, 2014
 
4 by Boone757 from Virginia on Feb 19, 2014
 
3.75 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jan 07, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by oberon from North Carolina

A great grilling/smoker day like to day for me calls for a lager.Pours into a becker a slightly hazed lighter golden with a nice fluffy sticky bone white head that settles very slowly leaving nice lacing behind.Aromas are grainy with a tinge of metallic along with herbal hops.A nice palate and on the dryer side,toasted grain and crisp bready malts with noble hopped lightly spicy and herbal finish.This is a pretty damn good pilsner,I see it's seems hard to find but if you can find it,buy it.

Sep 04, 2013
 
3.5 by rwshelton2 from Pennsylvania on Aug 17, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

355ml bottle, a single dredged up from some random liquor store visit a few months back. Hope it's still good, I sure as hell need something lighter than the norm right now.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with one fat finger of densely foamy, bubbly off-white head, which leaves a nice array of pockmarked limestone cliff lace around the glass as it readily abates.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, aged lemon flesh, and floral, leafy, and somewhat bitter hops. Nice. The taste is grainy, lightly bready malt, some softly sweet honey, a mild stony flintiness, faintly tart generic citrus, and moderately bitter earth, leafy hops.

The carbonation is on the low side, but still well supportive, the body a decent medium weight, just a tad clammy, but smooth enough overall. It finishes off-dry, in an agreeably balanced manner - the subtly subdued malt and the sassy hops doing a fine job of playing off of each other.

One rather slavish, but almost entirely accurate recreation of the old world German pilseners - malty, bready, and hoppy - all of the right type and in the correct order. How endearing for this little enclave in the Pacific NW to more or less hit the nail on the head. Good stuff.

Dec 27, 2012
 
3.75 by twelveinches from Washington on Sep 18, 2012
Photo of hopwave
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hopwave from Washington

12oz. Bottle with a freshness date... looks like this was bottled back in May.

Pours a golden honey colour with a thin white head. Light floral aroma... taste is very clean, smooth, and easy drinking not bitter just very smooth and 'Premium' tasting...

Sep 17, 2012
Leavenworth Premium Lager from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 33 ratings