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Rockfish Wheat - Blue Mountain Brewery

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Rockfish WheatRockfish Wheat

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
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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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

sendbeer, Jul 11, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another bottle from The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop being sent on its way to the recycling bin by way of my glass. I dedicate this review to the late Isaac Hayes, who, in his recurring role of Gandolph Fitch on "The Rockford Files" always mispronounced the titular character's name as "Rockfish" as in, "Hey, Rockfish, I need some help and I got nobody else to turn to."

From the bottle: "Summer Weiss Beer"; "You hold in your hand bottled summer sun. Rockfish Wheat has the unique flavor created by the yeast that has made Bavarian-style hefeweizens summer favorite of the beer world. Pour half, swirl to rouse the yeast, pour the rest and enjoy! ... [undersigned] Taylor Smack, Brewmaster"; "Proudly brewed and bottled in the heart of Virginia."

I used an agitated pour once I realized that this was actually a Hefeweizen, vice a Kristalweizen and so I got a finger of tawny head that fell pretty quickly. Color was a murky deep-amber (SRM = 13). Nose smelled like banana bread, simply put. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was not as banana-like as I had girded myself for, based on the nose. Instead, it was much more bready than any Hefeweizen I can remember, but I was not getting much in the way of clove esters. Finish was semi-dry, not sweet at all and on the extreme finish, I got a slight tang from the yeast, but still not what I had expected. I usually disdain Hefeweizens for their banana esters, but this was definitely to my liking. YMMV.

woodychandler, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Boone757, Jul 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Sbjeff, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

obywan59, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

vwbus7, Jun 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

PaleAndBitter, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

wrightst, Jun 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Novabrewer, Jun 14, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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?

benloho, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

oriolesfan4, Jun 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

bmur112, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

sebaastionb, May 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

MajinGeoDooD, Apr 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

seanchai, Nov 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

StoutSeth, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

redfox405, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

dvmin98, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

PaulsBrew, Sep 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

MorganH, Sep 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

dankjohn, Aug 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

bmjivi221, Jul 27, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

smakawhat, Jul 21, 2013
Rockfish Wheat from Blue Mountain Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.