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MoM Hefeweizen W/ Rose Petals - Rogue Ales

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MoM Hefeweizen W/ Rose PetalsMoM Hefeweizen W/ Rose Petals

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BlueMoon10 on 06-12-2014

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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by chickenflea:
Photo of chickenflea
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

OK, it is refreshing, but if you are searching for a style category, you will be disoriented. It is a little hoppy and thin for a hefeweized. There is a certain funkiness (maybe the Pacman yeast) to the nose as well. Oddly enough, the towering head is rather bitter. Here is where you will find the rose petal. Take a big gulp of the head and see for yourself! The color is good and a little cloudy. The nose is a little weak for a wheat beer, especially a hefewiezen. But it's not terrible. The taste is mildly sweet with a rather grainy dry finish. Body is light and bubbly. The bottle I had was a bomber. The large bottle prohibited a single pour to add the yeast to the pour. This left the first serving light and the second serving heavy. Lots of floaties in the sediment. The beer improved after the addition of the sediment, too. More body, silkiness but overall still a little rough. It's an interesting beer, but I think they are trying to do a little too much with a style that is better when brewed right up the middle. Every beer does not have to be a home run. A one-run single is pretty good and accomplishes the same thing. Try to brew a hefeweizen that rival Sierra Nevada's or one of the better German hefe's. We all would applaud that.

More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Wow, I petitioned for this one to be split out from the regular Mom Hefeweizen a while ago, looks like it's time to finally take advantage of that. Miss ya, mom.

This beer pours a mostly clear, medium golden amber colour, with two pudgy fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and rather bubbly ecru head, which leaves a band of pockmarked stone wall lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly subsides.

It smells of bready, doughy pale and caramel malts, indistinct garden variety citrus notes (but not my garden, obviously), a soft hard water flintiness, ethereal Turkish Delight, and soft earthy, herbal, grassy, and yes, floral hop notes. The taste is grainy, gritty pale malt, a weak caramel sweetness, a touch of wheaty and yeasty spiciness, some tame, but still noticeable oil of attar, blended light orchard fruit, and more leafy, herbal, and additionally floral hops.

The carbonation is fairly low-key, just a meek frothiness underlying all, the body a sturdy medium weight, and a tad sugary in its otherwise appreciable smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the bready wheatiness, and still well understated floral character playing us out.

Yeah, without it being explicitly stated on the label, I might very well have attributed the rose petal essence to any manner of hop presence in this brew. Still, a wheat beer with more to recommend it as a witbier, rather than the German version as such. Overall, easy enough to drink, with a subtle rosiness that I'm sure my mom would have approved of wholeheartedly.

Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev +16.6%

A: Nice head to start, but the bubbles are pretty large and unstable. Predictably, the head dissipated quicker than I'd have liked, but it left enough lacing to satisfy my visual requirements. Nice bronze color. Pretty clear for a hefeweizen, but nice.

S: Some spice and a hint of floral, but nothing too overwhelming on the nose. Not much of the professed rose. Not much of the typical hefeweizens. No clove. No banana.

T: I get hit immediately with spicey esters of coriander. Interesting. Some wheat, but not pronounced. The floral rose comes through a bit, bit is in the back, not at all overwhelming. Comes off slightly timid, or balanced, depending on how you want to look at it. I like it, but I love the style and am a huge fan of floral flavor profiles, so I'm partial. All in all, a bit underwhelming and I think they could do this better. That by no means makes this a bad brew!

M: Much lighter body than expected. Watery almost.

Overall: this comes off more like a white beer, than a hefeweizen. But it's a nice brew to enjoy, whether or not mom is around.

Photo of matjack85
2.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found this 650ml brown bottle at Sal's Liquors in Addison, IL. I've tried a lot of stuff from Rogue, but never saw this one before so I brought one home. I find it strange that the name is Mom's Hefeweizen but the Rogue website says it's a Belgian blonde ale. It's brewed with rose petals for the mother in all of us.

The beer poured a slightly cloudy golden yellow color with a huge 3-finger white head that lasted awhile and produced some good lacing.

The beer had an herbal and citrusy smell to it with a touch of rose petals - not very hefeweizen-like.

Herbal and spicy with a little sweetness from the wheat malts. There is also some lemon and orange citrus underneath with a bit of bitter orange peel taste from the hops. The spice may be clove, but there's no banana flavor at all, so it doesn't fit the typical hefeweizen profile.

It's not bad, but if you're expecting a typical hefeweizen, this isn't it. I would like to hear why Rogue is naming this beer Mom Hefeweizen, but then lists it as a Belgian blonde ale on their own web site. It doesn't make any sense. Those are two completely different styles.

Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Photo of JasonEdelson
2.92/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Didn't quite hit up to a hef by def and I was hoping for something more out of the rose petals. Could have been a bad bottle.

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Poured from a bomber into a weizen glass on 05.08.14.

A: See through gold/yellow. 1 finger head.

S: Spices, coriander, orange peel.

T: Orange peel, rose petals, wheat are dominant. Coriander is subtle.

M: Watery, but whatever.

O: I liked this one. It had a lingering sweetness and it was very citrusy. I really think that it was more of a wit than a hef. Regardless, I won't support Rogue anymore from what I've heard about them.

Rating: B

Photo of HunterWatts
2.26/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I concur with the previous reviews: nothing stands out. Watery even. Not getting any rose flavor. Expected more. Still love Dead Guy though.

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottled dating. Very highly carbonated upon opening. Pours hazy deep golden color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, light banana, pepper, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt/honey, and herbal/earthy rose notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, light banana, pepper, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, light banana, pepper, wheat, bread, light honey, and herbal/floral earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt/honey, and herbal/earthy rose flavors; with a good malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very solid witbier. All around good robustness and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt/honey, and herbal/earthy rose flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

Photo of ta_hagen
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good, pale ale with some earthly notes.

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint. I don't have much respect for Rogue to begin with so I poured this ultra aggressively. Only got about a finger and a half of head. The body is the color of a dehydrated person's urine. Always a good start.

Smell is generic. I'm not getting any rose petal. Nothing stands out.

Taste is actually pleasant. This is an easy drinker, but it just tastes better than your average ale.

Not a standout mouthfeel either, but proper for the style.

Overall, Rogue has once again proved they don't deserve my money. Oh well.

Photo of seedyone
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Main attraction here was a low ABV (list is full of big Stone brews). I guess the Stone`s folks are a bit out of there element here as the result is not up to their usual standard. I have used rose water in recipies in the past but, although I can taste a vague presence it seems that the fragrence is over powered by the other usual suspects in the Hefe file. Not every chef, no matter how great can pull off some of the more deicate paytry creations out there. This may be a case in point. I applaud the effort, but would not do the developers justice by lauding praise for effort alone. I`m glad I tried it...once.

Photo of avwrite
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Came out a little too carbonated and fizzy for a hefe. Color is a little cloudy, but also kind of clear like a lager. Different than from what I was expecting.

S - Smells like a good hefe. Has that wheat smell. Advertised that it's brewed with Rose petals.... but I couldn't get the aroma.

T - Light crisp, and refreshing. Nice taste for a hot summer day.

M - A bit on the bubbly side, but also full going down.

O - I guess I was expecting too much. Couldn't really taste the rose, and I felt it was lacking the qualities of a traditional hefe. Still pretty good though.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 2 finger head sits on a clear golden brew, slowly shrinking leaving nice lacing behind.

The nose has wheat and a very floral smell. There's a sweetness there that reminds me of honey.

Wheat is in the taste, light spiciness, not really a clove thingy, nor banana which I half expected. Just some light spiciness that maybe comes from the rose petals? I'm thinking the sweet notes come from them..

Medium bodied, nice level of carbonation.

In the world of Hefes, this doesn't really stack up but it's a nice enough brew to drink.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i love this beer, and would love to see it be a regular six pack, the rose adds just another layer to a very solid base hefe, with a good alcohol punch and a ton of flavor. not as banana heavy on the yeast as so many, and just really clean. the rose adds bitterness and a brightness, very spring or early summer type ale. hazy blonde, not yellow or real thick though, and with an awesome two or three inches of bone white foam. the beer takes little or no color from the rose, but it definitely influences the aroma and flavor in more ways than just vegetal bitterness. short of perfumey, a fragrant blooming character is in this, and works geniusly with the yeast. more hops would make this even more interesting, and their apparent absence is my only real issue with it. excellent carbonation and a clean feel and finish. this one is well thought out, and needs to come out more than once a year really. fun stuff, well priced, and unique.

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MoM Hefeweizen W/ Rose Petals from Rogue Ales
79 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.