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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1494) - 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 (3174) - 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 (3346) - 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 (6300) - 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 (466) - 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 (2108) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1781) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3132) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
unclemattie (4183) - 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.

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