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Rockfish Wheat - Blue Mountain Brewery

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Rockfish WheatRockfish Wheat

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BA SCORE
82
good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
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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cliff1066

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

12-18-2012 20:02:42 | More by cliff1066
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-11-2014 16:32:05 | More by sendbeer
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Novabrewer

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

06-14-2014 16:17:26 | More by Novabrewer
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MorganH

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-01-2013 01:35:52 | More by MorganH
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

04-25-2014 15:39:53 | More by atrocity
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Mrbseward

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-21-2014 23:48:23 | More by Mrbseward
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smakawhat

Maryland

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
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ArrogantDeadGuy

Virginia

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
transparent brew.

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
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KMcG

Virginia

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
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CrellMoset

Virginia

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
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mralphabet

Virginia

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
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-14-2013 20:48:28 | More by dvmin98
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rlpete


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-09-2014 20:41:17 | More by rlpete
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-03-2012 02:50:54 | More by Hanzo
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-24-2014 18:06:46 | More by sebaastionb
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-16-2014 12:48:55 | More by InspectorBob
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bmur112

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-27-2014 14:47:50 | More by bmur112
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-13-2012 15:11:29 | More by ncaudle
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-03-2012 01:23:39 | More by AndrewMichael
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-17-2013 04:06:38 | More by redfox405
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zdeck37

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-29-2013 21:43:13 | More by zdeck37
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thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-24-2014 15:58:40 | More by thufflife
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-03-2014 04:03:33 | More by oriolesfan4
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kshankar

District of Columbia

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

Pours a clear golden with a rocky head. Good retention.

Aroma is wheat beer like. Yeasty, some notes of citrus, banana.

Taste is wheat beer like...yeasty and citrusy and banana.

Mouthfeel is okay. I think its too watered down. Taste is fine, but the finish makes it have the consistency of water. Even though wheats are supposed to be light, they shouldn't be this thin. Flavor profile is good, though, and it still delivers. Drinkable.

05-03-2010 02:26:12 | More by kshankar
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a very light straw color that would be transparent but for the bit of yeasty haze. White head and a bit of lacing. Nose brings some banana and clove alongside some soft wheat. Taste consists of very faint German yeast and a mild sweetness. Pretty light mouthfeel with a good dose of carbonation. Nothing really stands out about this beer, but it drinks pretty well overall.

10-15-2010 23:18:35 | More by Thorpe429
Rockfish Wheat from Blue Mountain Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.