Rockfish Wheat - Blue Mountain Brewery
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3.01/5 rDev -16.9%
First had: on tap at Blue Mountain, Afton, VA
Straw-yellow pour, kristal clear, lively carbonation, topped with a fizzy white head. In the nose, toasted wheat, light banana esters, light spice, herbal hops. Mild taste, pale malts, toasted grains, light banana/clove, herbal hop notes. Pretty standard for the style. Light body, simple and drinkable, just not something I'd get a full pour of.
05-31-2013 03:50:25 | More by Rifugium
3.2/5 rDev -11.6%
A - Pours a slighly hazy (almost clear), translucent yellowish color. White head has minimal rentntion.
S - Smells of yeast, clean scent, and fresh bread dough.
T - Faint hints of banna, clove, phenols... lots of yeast.
M - Smooth, moderate mouthfeel. Typlcal for the style.
D - Overall this beer lack complexity and depth. It doesn't really do anything for more. It's a decent session beer, but even falls chort of my standard for that purpose.
07-27-2010 18:01:40 | More by PreacherBrewer
3.28/5 rDev -9.4%
Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.
Classic large soapy and very big white rocking Hefe making head out of the bottle. Huge soapy retention that just doesn't go anywhere. A bit of a dark amber orange and slightly dull yellow body, considerably darker than most but not very clear, but with matching rising plentiful carbonation. Pretty solid.
Nose is real nice to match. Some mild clove spice, chewy wheat malt, and there's an interesting estery note to this that is more like cherry or red fruit, than the classic bubblegum and banana. Really nice I dig this not sure where this is going.
Palate seems to match the cherry fruit quality from the nose. Malt density is lacking with a bit of a watery finish, but some of the cherry fruit manages to perkelate in the mid palate. Finish is also a bit metallic and has a bit of a tin aftertaste. Warmth gives a bit more clove and classic hefe character, with some subdued bitterness.
It's not bad, but the metallic and tin notes on it are a bit too noticeable and particularly take away my enjoyment of what starts out to be a pretty decent brew.
07-21-2013 02:01:15 | More by smakawhat
3.35/5 rDev -7.5%
A: Poured from draft into pint glass. A single
finger head with active carbonation. A light
maize color. Not a cloud in the sky for this
S: Virtually odorless save for a the slightest
hints of alcohol/malt.
T: Not as candy and bananas as I had expected
from reading other reviews and basic
expectations of the style. There is a herbal
taste on the back of the tongue and the
requisite bananas and sweetness are present
but not overly so.
M/D: This is a thin beer with little body and
comes in a little short on overall
character. I will be much more prone to
choose a good hefe or wit over this version
of the krystal.
06-10-2009 23:23:16 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
3.35/5 rDev -7.5%
Appearance: light golden amber, thin Lacey head, and quite clear for this filtered wheat.
Smell: yeast with hints of banana, honey, and clove
Taste: wheat malty, slight citrus
Drinkability is good. The body is medium with a little carbonation. I had this in a bottle as well poured into a pint glass.
08-02-2011 01:56:26 | More by KMcG
3.38/5 rDev -6.6%
Served as part of a sampler at the brewery in Afton, VA along w/ five other beers (four others brewed there, and one guest beer).
Appearance was very nice, crisp, clear, golden, slightly bubbly, and almost no head, quickly disappearing lacing.
Smell was sweet and fruity, light citrus notes, esters very prevalent - banana, I believe, as well as cloves.
Taste was initially very nice, sweet and crisp, with a refreshing, clean aftertaste - just as in the nose, notes of banana and cloves were prominent.
Mouthfeel was decent, minimal carbonation, crisp, and very light.
Drinkability is not terribly great, however - after finishing with the sampler, I ordered this beer, and found the taste to diminish rather quickly with time, to where I wasn't really enjoying the beer by the time I was halfway through it. Never a good sign. However, it remains an interesting - if typical - attempt at the style.
01-26-2008 19:43:35 | More by CrellMoset
3.45/5 rDev -4.7%
12 oz bottle poured into glass
A: Poured pretty clear to start with good looking carbonation. Once I swirled the remaining brew and poured the rest it got nice and cloudy. Color was on the golden side with about 1/2 a fingers worth of head that settled to a thin layer with very little lacing.
S: I'm getting the average stuff.... Citrus, banana esters, and a touch of clove.
T: I'm getting a mix of wheat and citrus right up front with touches of banana and clove at the finish. Very clean
M: Light bodied, nicely carbonated, dryer than I thought it might be. Overall very clean.
D: Pretty average for the style. Worth looking for in the VA.
12-17-2012 02:26:52 | More by mralphabet
Rockfish Wheat from Blue Mountain Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.