Rockfish Wheat - Blue Mountain Brewery
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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
06-26-2009 01:49:51 | More by dirtylou
District of Columbia
3.7/5 rDev +2.2%
From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 2/7/12
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
4.33/5 rDev +19.6%
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.
12-09-2008 13:59:30 | More by avalon07
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
4/5 rDev +10.5%
Served on-tap in a weizen glass -- BMB has a great glassware arsenal!
A: Slightly hazy orangy-gold with tall off-white head and plenty of lace
S: Soft banana esters, citrus twang of the wheat, and clove
T: Smooth with the typical wheaty tanginess and good blend of fruity sweetness and solid yeast character
M: Very quenching with a little dryness in the finish but very smooth and nicely carbonated.
D: I don't usually go for wheat beers, but I sniffed my friend's sample and went with it because of the softness of the aromas. I was very pleasantly surprised -- I think I will go for round two on my next visit to BMB.
02-08-2008 06:54:26 | More by argock
3.88/5 rDev +7.2%
Pours a hazy golden color with a delicately bubbly white head. Head retention is about average, minimal retention. The aroma is fairly mild...yeasty and some wheat bitterness.
Taste is pretty good!!!! The yeast and wheat bitterness are up front. Cloves and lemon take a back seat.
This beer is crisp, refreshing and light. Perfect for a warm day.
Overall a good take on this style. Nice.
08-24-2012 02:56:02 | More by JayQue
3.78/5 rDev +4.4%
A - A finger and a half of creamy and fluffy white head which displays moderate retention but ultimately fades to an appealing lace... Terrific coloring - a rich copper toffee... Some minor moderate carbonation rises throughout...
S - Subtle but quite enjoyable... Subtle wheat... Subtle yeast... Malt in the form of caramel and toffee... Minor fruity and floral accents....
T - Subdued wheat character... Some minor caramel, butter, and toffee notes... A hint of banana...
M - Some minor biting carbonation on the tongue to start... Very smooth... Very even... Fills mouth fully... A bit on the dry side... Medium bodied and quite sturdy by wheat beer standards...
D - A very solid offering and introduction to Blue Mountain Brewery... Would gladly welcome to my beer fridge in the future... A slightly maltier and sweet wheat beer which is quite welcomed by this BA...
09-04-2009 02:17:55 | More by philbe311
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
3.78/5 rDev +4.4%
Giving this a fresh review, as I don't feel giving one from the sampler was reasonable, so now it's being done from a standard 12 oz. bottle.
A: A clean looking, light golden blonde. Head retains alright, not a lot of lacing.
S: Malts, cloves, sweetgrass. Some bubblegum aromas that float around quite nicely.
T: Bubblegum, clove, and a grassiness. Banana as it approaches the finish, but quite mild. A touch of bitterness towards the finish that seems a little out of place, but still a decent experience overall.
M + D: A little sticky, but not so much as to really damper the experience. As it gets warmer, this has a little more of a draw, and I can see myself having it a few times over the summer. It may start to seem a little bit thick after a few, though.
04-17-2008 21:46:31 | More by Proteus93
4.26/5 rDev +17.7%
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.
06-27-2013 01:27:31 | More by Jimmys
4.08/5 rDev +12.7%
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.
05-01-2009 03:16:24 | More by asabreed
Rockfish Wheat from Blue Mountain Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.