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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle:   Dark caramel, very dirty, some reddish hues, sediment, moderate sudsy off-white head falls quickly, sparce lacing.   Wheaty nose, sweet, mild roasted malts and grassiness.   Pale wheatiness on the tongue, very light.   A little bready, very minor fig/date/raisin.   Hmmm, not very heavy, or should I say full bodied.   Better than the other few Leavenworth brews I have had, but not quite up to par with German examples.   Okay beer, average, and not as fake as I would have expected.   Not a ringing endorsement, but its okay.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gpekar (455) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Poured a lightly hazy dark chestnut brown, along the lines of a strong iced tea. There was a good foamy tan head full of large bubbles. The head became more creamy as it settled to about 1/2". The was some light floral aroma, as well as some citrus and mild caramel. The beer had a nice caramel flavor initiallly along with some earthiness. There was just a hint of hops in the middle and some chocolate there too. All the flavors blend and mellow out to just an average finish

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2047) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep brown with little head. Smells bready with some sweet tones. A good beer for autumn days but won’t warm you up enough in the winter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SanfordBrewer (1390) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Hazy amber with a thin beige head, sticky medium body with medium carbonation.

Aroma: strong minerality, some caramel, smoke, roasted sweet malt.

Taste: fruity esters, sweet roasted chocolate malt, minerality, woodsy hops.

More like an Austrian doppelbock than a Bavarian dunkelweizen.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Cola brown with a thin white head. Aroma is a bit mild, Taste is like a pumpernickel bread with slight sourness. Drinkable overall with slight residual bitterness $2/12oz

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Clear dark brown pour topped by a tall off-white head. Toasted malt and cocoa aroma. Missing the banana clove. The flavor follows the aroma closely. Good beer, just not a good Dunkelwiezen. Not bad for a Brown Ale.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
unclemattie (4117) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2011
12oz bottle. Dark brown color, light tan, rocky head. Aroma of sweet cereal malt, some distant toffee notes. Not much flavor, some cocoa, nutty malts. Very light bodied, flat carbonation and thin. Overall, boring. Missing the standard banana and clove finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
glennmastrange (2205) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle. Moderate malt note of cereal, nutty and milk chocolate, light herbs and dough for the hops and yeast with background notes of raisin and brown sugar. Head is small, frothy, light beige with some spotty lacing and is mostly dinimishing. Color is clear medium-dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, creamy with a soft carbonation and a moderately astringent and very drying finish. I really like the aroma of this Dunkelweizen, but the flavor and palate let me down a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighlanderOne (985) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Poured from bottle. Caramel, licorice, ocean in aroma. Very deep mahogany, tan head. Oatmeal, black cherry, dry wheat and cocoa in flavor. Slight watery feel, but nicely drinkable. Good stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2011
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Dark brown body with a head that you’re pouring harder and harder still from an increasing height and still only get like a 1/6 inch-high head.

Smell: Thin scents of chocolate powder and caramel mingled with a note of mealy wheat and fruit.

Taste: A bit of burnt wheat-based biscuit, some very, very minute hints of sweet chocolate and caramel. Slight raisin. A tired fluttering of leafy hops with a low amount of bitterness. Zero banana esters, zero clove-like phenols. Lightly sweetish, somewhat bland taste on the hohum finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Like the Leavenworth Whistling Pig I tried the other day, this beer is kind of a flop. I fear it’s time to just clear the word "Dunkelweizen" right off the label, guys. Black IPA’s are all the rage, so let’s call this a Black American Pale Wheat Ale. Feel free to shoehorn "alpine-style" in there somewhere, too.


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