Rockfish Wheat - Blue Mountain Brewery
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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
3.85/5 rDev +6.4%
Pours a deep golden straw-like color, bordering on orange with a thin white head that quickly disappears to leave almost no lacing.
Very nice aromas of banana, clove, and wheat – very simple, efficient, and to the point.
Flavors are similar to the aroma offering banana, clove, yeast, and a touch of spice.
Mouthfeel is medium to the medium-light side with medium carbonation and a drying white wine-like finish.
This beer is very true to style and to the point. A very nice, simple example of the style.
07-25-2011 00:15:03 | More by CHADMC3
4.5/5 rDev +24.3%
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.
06-22-2009 12:05:35 | More by Risser09
3.93/5 rDev +8.6%
Picked this beer up on a recent trip to Virginia. Recommended on the front of the bottle, "...pour half, swirl to rouse the yeast, pour the rest and enjoy!"
A: Beer pours a light copper color. Pretty surprised to get no head on it despite the fairly aggressive pour. I was expected a nice foamy head on it being a Weiss beer.
S: Smell is what you'd expect from the style. Somewhat bland but inviting.
T: Now that is good. Very fresh tasting, with a nice bready yeastiness to it. I get a little bit of citrus, slight lemon, full creaminess from the wheat.
MF: Again, real good. Nice carb. Very easy drinking. Creamy yet crisp. Full bodied, yet so light.
O: I'm really digging this beer and everything Blue Mountain is throwing at me with this brew. I really dig the labeling, the suggestion and description on the front of the bottle, the Plato, IBUs and ABV, the easy to read "enjoy by" date on the label. And the beer lives up to what they claim it to be, "bottled summer sun". How can you not be a fan of this brewery and their beers?
06-11-2014 04:00:12 | More by benloho
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
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
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
Rockfish Wheat from Blue Mountain Brewery
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