Rockfish Wheat - Blue Mountain Brewery
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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
3.6/5 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
3.78/5 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
3.78/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
07-07-2014 17:37:04 | More by woodychandler
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
Rockfish Wheat from Blue Mountain Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.