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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
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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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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
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dirtylou

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +0.3%

12oz single, given to me by blackie while visiting NORVA and consumed watching the nba draft in charlotte

appearance: served in a standard pint, straw-orange body with a light beige film

smell: crisp wheat, light banana, light malt structure, touch of clove

taste: a nice weizen but not overly flavourful...dry wheat, banana creme, grassy hops, light malt structure. doesnt really distinguish itself

mouthfeel: light

drinkability: good

06-26-2009 01:49:51 | More by dirtylou
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%

Appearance: light yellow in color with a 1/2" head that breaks apart quickly to a spotty surface foam. Some lace develops.

Smell: soft wheat malt tones and a hint of banana comes through to the nose.

Taste: slightly grainy malt profile with soft banana, lemon zest, hints of pears, and a bit of clove showing up late. Bitterness is mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout with some light dryness late.

Drinkability: not a bad beer overall and it was easy to quaff. Somewhat refreshing too. Worth a try.

08-19-2010 12:21:14 | More by Gavage
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.7/5  rDev +2.2%

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 2/7/12
*From notes

A: Clean orange-yellow. A good pour yields a soapy looking one finger white head. Not a ton of retention, and the lacing is a bit meager.

S: Minty, with a big dose of garden box herbs and lavender.

T: Kolsch-like earth hits first. This leads to the mid, where the wheat quality arrives and supplies the legs upon which the beer stands. The finish reveals a touch of lemon.

M: Rough and a bit sharp, yet it's quite quaffable and easy to put back.

O: Nice session style wheat based beer here. Blue Mountain's Rockfish Wheat isn't their best brew, but it's none the less a tasty summer thirst quencher, and something I always enjoy sharing with friends.

03-01-2012 17:10:13 | More by Rhettroactive
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blackie

California

3.73/5  rDev +3%

a: allagash weizen glass, one-finger eggshell white head shows good retention, the beer is a clear orange-amber in color

s: full, aromatic wheat body with mild to moderate banana esters and clove phenols, delicately spicy noble hops, a glimpse of guava and other tropical fruits, nice - but some more yeast influence would really help this one out

m: carbonation on the lighter side of medium, light-medium body, the coarse carbonation kinda clashes with the thicker (for a wheat anyway) body

t: wheat body with a light barley presence and some kinda apple-pear-white fig thing going on, underripe banana, I liked this much more on previous tastings - but somethings missing here, it's just kinda...bland, a light dusting of clove in the finish

d: just fine

my first domestic kristalweizen, best by 9/2009, went through a six-pack before realizing I hadn't rated, so I picked up a single from Norm's in Vienna to get that karma

07-02-2009 00:12:28 | More by blackie
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obywan59

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

06-24-2014 01:54:29 | More by obywan59
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-12-2013 16:02:44 | More by JMUbrewz
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-04-2014 23:29:56 | More by Boone757
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seanchai

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-29-2013 17:16:50 | More by seanchai
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Camjmorton

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-04-2013 22:16:29 | More by Camjmorton
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-14-2013 19:30:58 | More by Gatordaddy
Rockfish Wheat from Blue Mountain Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.