Friday, June 3, 2011

Leavenworth Biers Whistling Pig Hefeweizen

Today I'm drinking Leavenworth Biers Whistling Pig Hefeweizen brewed by Fish Brewing Company in Olympia, Washington. Not sure about the whistling pig, a bit of a stupid name, but this beer is described as an "alpine-style wheat ale". The label depicts three bikers in the mountains. Bottled on April, no year mentioned, so let's go with 2011 as I haven't seen this bottle around here until last week.

Wheat and fruit and spice dominate a tangy aroma. Fruity sweet flavors kick things off, very nice orange and a bit unexpected. Plenty of wheat flavors and texture follows next. A bit spicy, too. Light citrus brings some hoppy balance. Prickly carbonation is good. Flavors come and go with each sip, leaving a bit of an empty ending. Not bad. A little too subtle and approaching bland in the flavor department but decent all around. Sure, try it if you'd like.

The Whistling Pig Presents Songs From the Heart MP3

Leavenworth Prison Cast Iron Ball + Chains With Leg Irons



Anonymous said...

I used to drink this beer every day when the the brewery was in leavenworth. The recipe is the same but it is much better from the tap. Drinking it from the bottle seems like it has about 80% of its original flavor. I love this beer and it is kinda sad to see it now. They probably cut cost on ingredients under new ownership.

Anonymous said...

Additionally....Putting a stupid biker on label of this beer is where it was served was dark...smelled bad...etc. The label should be more like a skull and cross bones smoking a stogie. Very surpised this beer was not marketed better after the current idiots (i mean owners) resurected it.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Thanks for the information about the history of this beer. I'm in S. Florida and never even heard of it until last week.

Clay Bergren said...

If you used to drink it everyday than I served it to you and probably even know you. All the beers were so much better in the 90's and the labels were better.