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

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Added by Todd on 11-02-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
106
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
20.22%
 
 
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 106
Photo of benloho
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
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?

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Photo of asabreed
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of CHADMC3
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of Risser09
4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of mralphabet
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of obywan59
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of kshankar
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of KMcG
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of OldSwampy
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy gold beer with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Yeasty nose, not too fruity, with a little hops coming through, nicely balanced. Flavorful, a bit darker than some in this style, nice spicy yeasty flavor without the sweet banana overkill that is found in some similar beers. Clean, slightly slick mouthfeel. Another winner from Blue Mountain. Poured from a bottle with a 9/8/16 best-by date. They've changed the labels, by the way, and no longer include the "swirl" instructions that some other reviewers mention.

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Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
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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Photo of sarahspat
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The liquid is effervescent and clear apricot in color. The off-white head is decent in size, but doesn't stay as long I as would have liked.

The nose is pretty subdued, but I guess that's okay for the style. Just a light whiff of phenols, mostly clove-like.

There is clove is the flavor as well, but it's not as dominate as the nose might lead you to believe. There is a cornucopia of fruit flavors as well, but none are over-powering or even particularly strong. Apple, banana, pear, grapefruit...it's sweet and bitter at the same time. However, true to style, the finish is quite crisp and clean.

The body is medium-light and bubbly throughout.

This is my first of the style, so I'm no expert, but I definitely enjoyed this beer. To my inexperienced palate, this almost seemed like a hopped up hefeweizen. Nice.

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Photo of PreacherBrewer
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
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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Photo of Riff
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a golden yellow with about a half finger of white head, dissipates quickly with a small amount of lacing. Faint smell of banana, nuts, and fresh whole wheat bread. Tastes of a little banana, a little lemon, cracked wheat, and a mild spice finish. Feel is medium body, little to no carbonation, flavor lingers for a little bit but not unpleasant. Overall a nice hefe that I'll be buying again.

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Photo of xybreeder
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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!!

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