Rockfish Wheat - Blue Mountain Brewery
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3.28/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
07-21-2013 02:01:15 | More by smakawhat
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
3.01/5 rDev -16.9%
First had: on tap at Blue Mountain, Afton, VA
Straw-yellow pour, kristal clear, lively carbonation, topped with a fizzy white head. In the nose, toasted wheat, light banana esters, light spice, herbal hops. Mild taste, pale malts, toasted grains, light banana/clove, herbal hop notes. Pretty standard for the style. Light body, simple and drinkable, just not something I'd get a full pour of.
05-31-2013 03:50:25 | More by Rifugium
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
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
4/5 rDev +10.5%
Enjoyed at the brewery. Review from notes.
A: half finger head on a murky golden body with very slight crimson hue.
S: wheat, banana. simple but right on for the style.
T: wheat, banana dominate. very flavorfulbut simple. Not much to say about it.
M: light to medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: very drinkable, simple.
07-27-2012 00:32:02 | More by kylehay2004
3.95/5 rDev +9.1%
A: Golden, crystal clear, no head/lacing.
S: Citrus, lemon, floral, pine, sweet smell. Overall a nice strong aroma that was quite pleasant.
M: Medium to light bodied, low carbonation.
T: More malty then bitter, allowing for sweetness of the malt to come through. Tastes include caramel, wheat, slight grapefruit and pine.
O: A solid brew that is VERY drinkable, especially in the hot summer months. With the little to no bitterness, makes for a sweeter beer. Definitely would recommend this to others, and thanks Wendell for the delivery!!
07-03-2012 02:27:24 | More by xybreeder
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
Rockfish Wheat from Blue Mountain Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.