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Rockfish Wheat - Blue Mountain Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2007)
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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another bottle from The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop being sent on its way to the recycling bin by way of my glass. I dedicate this review to the late Isaac Hayes, who, in his recurring role of Gandolph Fitch on "The Rockford Files" always mispronounced the titular character's name as "Rockfish" as in, "Hey, Rockfish, I need some help and I got nobody else to turn to."

From the bottle: "Summer Weiss Beer"; "You hold in your hand bottled summer sun. Rockfish Wheat has the unique flavor created by the yeast that has made Bavarian-style hefeweizens summer favorite of the beer world. Pour half, swirl to rouse the yeast, pour the rest and enjoy! ... [undersigned] Taylor Smack, Brewmaster"; "Proudly brewed and bottled in the heart of Virginia."

I used an agitated pour once I realized that this was actually a Hefeweizen, vice a Kristalweizen and so I got a finger of tawny head that fell pretty quickly. Color was a murky deep-amber (SRM = 13). Nose smelled like banana bread, simply put. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was not as banana-like as I had girded myself for, based on the nose. Instead, it was much more bready than any Hefeweizen I can remember, but I was not getting much in the way of clove esters. Finish was semi-dry, not sweet at all and on the extreme finish, I got a slight tang from the yeast, but still not what I had expected. I usually disdain Hefeweizens for their banana esters, but this was definitely to my liking. YMMV.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Swirled the yeas and got a thick looking orange to orange amber. Looked like a tropical fruit punch. white head of 2 fingers that receded quickly leaving barely any lacing. On the second pour, the head war more massive. % fingers in my tall Schneider Weisse glass. It was considerably less slow to fall as well. Becoming more chunky and leaving decent lacing.

Toasted malt with a hint of cherry and banana. On the 2nd pour, the initial aroma was of bubblegum and cloves were more apparent.

Banana and cherry are both more evident on the tongue. Faint clove with a lemony tartness typical of the wheat malt. Cloves become bolder in the end.

Medium full in body. Pretty smooth with surprising warmth. Moderately sticky and a bit drying.

A very good summer brew. Refreshing, with plenty going on to maintain one's interest. I wouldn't hesitate to try it again.

obywan59, Jun 24, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked this beer up on a recent trip to Virginia. Recommended on the front of the bottle, "...pour half, swirl to rouse the yeast, pour the rest and enjoy!"
A: Beer pours a light copper color. Pretty surprised to get no head on it despite the fairly aggressive pour. I was expected a nice foamy head on it being a Weiss beer.
S: Smell is what you'd expect from the style. Somewhat bland but inviting.
T: Now that is good. Very fresh tasting, with a nice bready yeastiness to it. I get a little bit of citrus, slight lemon, full creaminess from the wheat.
MF: Again, real good. Nice carb. Very easy drinking. Creamy yet crisp. Full bodied, yet so light.
O: I'm really digging this beer and everything Blue Mountain is throwing at me with this brew. I really dig the labeling, the suggestion and description on the front of the bottle, the Plato, IBUs and ABV, the easy to read "enjoy by" date on the label. And the beer lives up to what they claim it to be, "bottled summer sun". How can you not be a fan of this brewery and their beers?

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Rockfish Wheat from Blue Mountain Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.