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Rockfish Wheat - Blue Mountain Brewery

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Reviews: 31
Hads: 94
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2007

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Reviews: 31 | Hads: 94
Photo of sarahspat
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The liquid is effervescent and clear apricot in color. The off-white head is decent in size, but doesn't stay as long I as would have liked.

The nose is pretty subdued, but I guess that's okay for the style. Just a light whiff of phenols, mostly clove-like.

There is clove is the flavor as well, but it's not as dominate as the nose might lead you to believe. There is a cornucopia of fruit flavors as well, but none are over-powering or even particularly strong. Apple, banana, pear, grapefruit...it's sweet and bitter at the same time. However, true to style, the finish is quite crisp and clean.

The body is medium-light and bubbly throughout.

This is my first of the style, so I'm no expert, but I definitely enjoyed this beer. To my inexperienced palate, this almost seemed like a hopped up hefeweizen. Nice.

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Photo of asabreed
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Best by 8/2009 notched on a black part of the label. Easy to see, which I like very much.

Appearance: A clear straw color with decent carbonation rumbling to the top. White head foams up nicely at first and stays there floating above the body, but doesn't leave a lot of lacing or have much retention.

Smell: Big wheat aromas and esters, with banana cream and bubblegum coming to the forefront. I like it a lot because it's strong, and I'm a sucker for those aromas.

Taste: I like the initial sweet flavors of the banana and bubblegum, then some vanilla and cream and wheat notes, but then it slides into some herbal bitterness, somewhat initially halting the sweetness, but then the flavors linger without the sweetness combined with the nice bitterness. Oddly done really well, I'd say. Not entirely complex, but very tasty and with a finish that doesn't keep you sipping every second to find one.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and coating with great carbonation and nice subtle creaminess.

Drinkability: A highly drinkable version of the style. Complex enough without trying to do too much, and balanced enough to make it great for the weather. This year's batch is coming out at the perfect time. I only got a single bottle, but I wouldn't have minded if it were a six-pack.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in an Ayinger weizen glass.

Drinking this reminds me of how long it's been since my last visit downstate...and of that ludicrous speeding ticket as well (it's a highway, dammit, not a downtown boulevard!!). It pours a pale golden straw, ever-so-slightly hazed, with a finger of white foam on top that hangs around like the meanest of old folks. As Mr. Joel has told us, only the good die young (remember that when you wanna get with yer gal...). The nose holds no real surprises, with notes of banana, bubblegum, clove, and some light pepper dominating like Dikembe on D. I imagine them waving their collective finger at other smells... A slight bit of hops tries to post up, but the inevitable hammer is indeed dropped by the future Hall-of-Famer. The taste follows almost exactly, though the spices take a stronger position vis-a-vis the fruitier elements. Frankly and simply put: quite tasty. My only real knock is a slight watery character that flies in under the radar, all cruise missile-like. The body is light, with a moderate carbonation and a refreshing finish. This is a lot better than I expected, even given the high esteem in which I hold Blue Mountain. Get some!

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Photo of Jimmys
4.26/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into weizen glass. best before 09 2013.

A: pretty hazy for a Kristalweizen. probably because it is a hefeweizen as indicated on the bottle label. orange. frothy white bubbled head. good retention, minimal lacing.

S: the nose starts off with a lot of wheat. a decent amount of banana and clove. the yeast is really making its presence known.

T: the wheat is strong here. really filling, good flavor. fresh. makes for one hell of a chewy body. spicy as well, not black pepper, but more of yeast esters. bitterness is minor and mostly derived from the yeast I suppose. fruity. pears.

M: a zesty carb on a medium body.

D: really tasty summer brew from blue mountain. a well-made hefe is always easy to enjoy and that's exactly what I have got here. well done.

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Photo of avalon07
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a yellow-brown color and a cloudy consistency with some sediment. There was a huge, long-lasting head and some good lacing. Not necessarily consistent with kristalweizen style, but good-looking.

S: Had a sweet smell of bananas and other light fruit, combined with wheat.

T: There was the flavor of bananas and wheat up front, with that bubble gum taste going down, that's typical of the style. Surprisingly tasty.

M: High level of carbonation and a smooth finish.

D: This is an tasty beer and one of the best American examples of the weissbier I've had.

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Photo of Risser09
4.47/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter - fridge - enjoy by 08/2009

Appearance: Pours a hazy dull orange color with a 1" ivory head. Large bubbles proliferate the surface, while small ones make up the body of the foam. Decent retention with some spotty lace remaining on the glass.

Smell: Banana, wheat malt, spicy clove and even some nutmeg. This one smells a lot spicier than most. A tad of hops, but mostly malt.

Taste: Spicy Belgian yeast, banana bread, nutty oils, hops, pepper and clove. A very tasty beer that has plenty of flavor. I love it.

Mouthfeel: Sweet, spicy, yeasty, plenty of lively carbonation, medium body, chewy, bready and a little bit of alcohol to top if off.

Drinkability: Awesome. This would be considered a great beer if it had hype to surround it. A very good example of the style. Worth seeking out to try.

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Rockfish Wheat from Blue Mountain Brewery
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