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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Formerly known as Blind Pig Dunkel Weizen

This is a medium-bodied, unfiltered dark wheat beer with a smooth, gently sweet character. The flavor has notes of chocolate and caramel combined with the cereal malt flavor contributed by malted wheat. Blind Pig is a very unique beer with few other examples of the German Dunkel Weizen style brewed in the Northwest, and certainly none as tasty.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Tap - Brewery
Dark Brown in color with a nice head. hazy but this is a wheat beer so this is good. Sweet with a dark malt and whealt flavor semi fruity finish and dry. This is a fine Dunkel I really like this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2007
On tap at the Taphouse. Hazy brown with minimal head. Undercarbonated but that could be from the tap? Sweet and malty with a slight banana chocalte flavour. Finishes smooth.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
buddyboypilot (1) - Fort Rucker, Alabama, USA - JUL 17, 2007 does not count
Used to get this in a Party Pig from the Leavenworth Brewery. Have not had in while, but to this day it remains my favorite. Beautiful creamy head with a zesty start and a smooth finish. Great anytime!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Seventh stop during the ABA Beer Tour ’07 in Olympia, Washington. Sampled on tap at the Fish Tale brewpub. Pours a hazy dark caramel brew with a thick and lumpy off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of multi-grain with more wheat character with a touch of citrusy hops. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonation with a sweet wheat flavor. Finish is smooth, creamy with a very light bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2007
On Tap at Fish Tale Brewery. Even Malt and hop forward aroma. Low on esters, some banana & clove notes, but nothing heavy like in a european hef. Appearance was solid, little more cloudy than typical for style, but well within norms. Flavor was very malt forward, only slightly bitter, touch of clove, grainy. Not very sweet, with a very slight finish. Overall, very enjoyable, but could do with some more ester common to more complex Dunkels.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (5929) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2007
Draft at the 74th St. Thick, grainy, dark dirty-brown body. Any innocent passerby could plainly see that this liquid was produced with grain. Many innocent passersby might well assume there’s still a fair amount of grain bits left in the glass. This beer has a face only a mother could love...but if you’re on this site you’re probably a little bit of a mother. This is a surging, cloudy beer, if I haven’t completely belabored that point yet. Thick biscuit, loam, and wet leaf on the nose, along with a little bit of tart from the wheat. Very little head, though you could almost call the body moussy, especially before it settles. More of the same damp flavors from the nose hit the tongue--fairly deep, and certainly verdant. There’s some spicy hop clinging to a life raft as the last of the mid palate rushes by, and then the leaves and dirt and sweat and biscuits and toast crush it for the brief but appealing finish. This beer used to be even darker and messier and more of a pleasure to drink when Leavenworth was still running their own show, but it’s still fun. What’s great about it may go against a lot of what I’ve just said--it;s very refreshing. I shudder to think of what the calories might be given the body, but the abv’s so low and the refreshment so pronounced that this is a hell of a session beer. Nice to see it still turning up in kegs.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2158) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2007
On tap at the Taphouse. Pours a hazy dark amber with a lacy off-white head. Light aroma of toffee and noble hops. Light body and carbonation. Sour wheat plus honey and fruit taste. Dry noble hop finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2007
On tap at the Alehouse in U.P. When actually brewed in Leavenworth, this was one of my least favorites of the lineup, but the Fish crew has steadily improved this brew, and it’s now among my favorites. Muddy chocolate color, roasty malts and the banana/clove wheat notes combine to make this a wonderful session beer. However, keep your gear clean for this one, publicans --it doesn’t tolerate mishandling well.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2007
KLCC brewfest ’07. I think this beer was infected or they needed to clean the beerlines on the jocky box, just funky vegitable finish. Nose was ok, light blend of banana and clove. Flavor started with a light chocolate note, but was quickly overwhelmed by a funky vegitable bitterness, had to describe, but bad. Pours a murky brown with a small tan head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
no head over a gold body, malty caramel apple nose, mutant malt flavor, vanilla and wheat


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