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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle… Pours mostly clear and brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The bouquet is biscuity and nutty with undertones of caramel and chocolate – this all adds up to a French toast-like quality. Medium-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is malty and rich. Not overly sweet. Toasty, caramely and lightly chocolaty. Finishes malty and hearty with a kiss of toffee. Doesn’t really resemble a dunkelweizen. Probably why I like it so much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: July 06, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: cloudy dark brown, creamy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, earthy, just a hint of sweetness
Flavor: dry and earthy chocolate flavor, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, wheat, grain, pine, and barley. Poured deep amber/mahogany/brown in color with a tiny, tan head that disappeared quickly, except for around the edges. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of tiny and small particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, wheat, toasting, hops, caramel, toffee, and sugars. Medium body. Lightly sticky, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, wheat, toasting, caramel, hop finish is lightly sticky and lightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1127) - Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Poured a hazy dark brown color with almost no head. Aroma has lots of milk chocolate and toffee. Taste has a good amount of roasted flavors with sweet chocolate. Some slightly fruity notes as well. A tiny bit of wheat flavors, but not a lot. A bit nutty and creamy with vanilla in the finish. Overall very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1542) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle. Deep brown, cloudy, pours with a thick head that disappeared pretty quickly. Caramel, chocolate malt aroma, smooth with carbonation appearing more in the finish. Overall a pretty decent beer in this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (3530) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 4, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Table and Vine, West Springfield, MA. Lightly hazy Brown in color. Label has best before Aug, notch. A tab past prime… Small, light white head. Nose is toasted malt. Flavor has a weak wheat character, along with some apple sweetness and ripe fruit. Some caramel rounds out the flavors. Bit thin on the palate. My overall impression is; it’s a drinkable brew but on the lower end of the style. Not bad and doesn’t have any major flaws…. I’m going to have to find a fresher bottle. Wheat beers need to be fresh, this bottle was a bit past its prime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEpeeist (3401) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
12 oz bottle. Deep crimson brown with a coating and a few bubbles. Nose is dark toffee, dates and subtle smoke. Medium body with a scratchy buzz; a bit syrupy. Taste is barely sweet apple, burnt grass and green banana. Not too bad but strange for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6299) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gpekar (470) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2259) - 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.

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