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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Northwest style Hefeweizen is light-bodied, pale amber in color, fruity and refreshing, with a malty wheat character. The flavor is light and crisp with a touch of malt sweetness. Whistling Pig Wheat is unfiltered, with the classic cloudy appearance which characterizes the best Hefeweizens brewed in the Great Pacific Northwest. Whistle Pigs are marmots, small furry critters who live in the high country all around Leavenworth, WA, with especially high concentrations in nearby Whistling Pig Meadow.

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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
This is the strangest Hefewiesen I have ever had. Perhaps its the alpine-style designation. It had quite a bite to it and was rather spicy with a hoppy finish. Missing was the creamy texture and subtly sweet aromas of banana and clove. Is this beer 1/3 pale ale? Not a bad combination. Refreshing and tasty. It had the cloudiness of a hefe with a small amount of residue in the bottom of the bottle. The head was small for a hefe. Plenty of lacing and retention. A surprising beer. I will buy it again now that I know what to expect. This beer does not fit neatly into any category.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bulk_Carrier (4702) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Poured into a weizen glass, the appearance was a semi-cloudy orange to burnt yellow color with some slight brown hues closer to the center. Two finger white foamy head started and dissipated to leave some semi-foamy lace roaming all around the glass. The aroma had more of a sweet banana to lemony quality about it. Sweet wheat, but somewhat like just there. The flavor leaned towards the sweet side and didnt have the normal wheat bite to it. And wheres the clove? Sweet wheaty/lemon and banana gripping the aftertaste. No finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly big sessionable smooth wet feel. Carbonation feels lower than suspected and so does the ABV. Overall, weird hefeweizen. I almost want to say thats it just leans towards an odd American pale wheat ale. And if it really is that, well, I would much rather have other APWAs before this again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2702) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Can, Total Wine, Gainesville. Pours hazy golden-amber with a small white head. Floral aroma, bread, and light citrus. Flavor is grasses, citrus and floral hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Can from Total Wine & More, McLean. Hazy amber body with medium head. Nose is floral, hops, spices. Taste is similar of hops, fruits, malts. Sweet bursts. Decent.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RSRIZZO (1977) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2016
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Weizen glass at 44. Color is a cloudy yellow with a touch of orange. Carbonation is good giving it a thin white head. Aroma is yeast, toffee and corn. It has a lighter medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is a little light with some wheat, corn and yeast backed by a nice bitterness. After taste is more wheat and the bitterness holds for just a bit. Overall its an easy drinking brew but just seems to be lacking flavor.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (5635) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Can. Pour is orangy hinted light hazy brown. No head. Rather rude up front for a hefe, seems to have a few wheat ale attributes floating around in there. Yes, does not hide the alky well, seems much more than 6%. Could use some carbonation, comes across almost flat like lager left over night. What ever, needs some manners and civility. Could not be in the same styles as Erdinger Weissbier, Schneider Weisse Original, vyturys White - Baltas Hefeweizen or East End Monkey Boy. Well, near the finish, I do get some watery banana in there. Yea, sure can use some co2 sizzle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2634) - New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2016
smooth and malty with a bit of caramel. smooth and cloudy mouthfeel the brew is nice and beery with a light hopiness to it. nice.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dagimp (983) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Too clear for a Hefe. Decent banana aroma. Taste was just sweet and slightly rubbery. Pass.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (2733) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours a hazy lighter golden color with white head. Wheat, yeast, and some light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with wheat and light fruit.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
The beer pours with almost no head and, unless Im sick and dont know it, no aroma. That said, its smooth and easy to take big sips of, but its not special and its not memorable. A good beer to have a few of, but not worth the price I paid here in Pennsylvania for it and pretty weak overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (3065) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Can from Capital Market. Hazy golden brown in color. Lightly sweet and fruity nose. Maybe a hint of yeast character, if that. Bready and a little fruity up front. A little sweetness to go along with a touch of yeast. Sippable beer. Not a really good German hefe.


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