Rockfish Wheat | Blue Mountain Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States
bluemountainbrewery.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 11-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
108
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
11.62%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of Seanecy
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Rifugium
3.02/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jrob21
3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brocktune
3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very faint, almost odorless. A very light aroma of banana, Taste is mild, wheat, banana, refreshing but subdued. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall not a bad beer, but seems to be lacking in character.

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3.19/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.2/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of PreacherBrewer
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slighly hazy (almost clear), translucent yellowish color. White head has minimal rentntion.

S - Smells of yeast, clean scent, and fresh bread dough.

T - Faint hints of banna, clove, phenols... lots of yeast.

M - Smooth, moderate mouthfeel. Typlcal for the style.

D - Overall this beer lack complexity and depth. It doesn't really do anything for more. It's a decent session beer, but even falls chort of my standard for that purpose.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from draft into pint glass. A single
finger head with active carbonation. A light
maize color. Not a cloud in the sky for this
transparent brew.

S: Virtually odorless save for a the slightest
hints of alcohol/malt.

T: Not as candy and bananas as I had expected
from reading other reviews and basic
expectations of the style. There is a herbal
taste on the back of the tongue and the
requisite bananas and sweetness are present
but not overly so.

M/D: This is a thin beer with little body and
comes in a little short on overall
character. I will be much more prone to
choose a good hefe or wit over this version
of the krystal.

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3.33/5  rDev -10%
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.

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Rockfish Wheat from Blue Mountain Brewery
3.7 out of 5 based on 108 ratings.
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