Water Street Wheat | Rochester Mills Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Michigan, United States
rochestermillsbeerco.com

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by gotweid on 04-11-2008

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#35,994
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
17
pDev:
20.63%
 
 
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by punky796:
Photo of punky796
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at their Oktoberfest event.

A - Cloudy yellow-orange, like a wheat beer should be. Not much head, but as with their Oktoberfest they were pouring a lot ahead of time to accommodate the crowd.

S - Wheat, citrus, clove and banana, malt.

T - Fruity, spicy. You can pretty directly taste the clove and banana.

M - Bit of a sour finish, but overall smooth with medium heaviness.

O - Only had this one twice in two years, and I'd have it again. Fresh and pretty easy-drinking.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of king75
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of dmorley21
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of gotweid
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation was an off brown and orange color with a nice cloudiness. Really no head when served. Had the typical aroma of banana and clove, but it also had the extra presence of malt and hops that I usually don't find in this style as much. Medium bodied, strong wheat presence. Nicely carbonated and easy to drink.

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Photo of bwood06
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap

A - Beer arrived at the table with a head that is 1 finger in height and is white in color. Frothy in appearance and dissipates slowly. The beer itself is cloudy and a bright straw in color. Light carbonation is visible in the form of small bubbles rising slowly toward the surface. 3.75/5

S - The aroma features a very strong banana and clove, even stronger than the typical Hefeweizen. Very light malt comes across as white bread and cereal grain. Floral hops act as an undertone to the sweetness. 3.5/5

T - Much like the aroma, the flavor features a very strong banana that is really overpowering. A light note of clove comes out as an undertone with a bit of light pepper and floral hops. A light cereal maltiness and white bread flavor provide another layer of sweetness. Banana just overpowers everything and the banana lingers well after swallowing. 3.5/5

M - Medium bodied and somewhat viscous. Leaves palate wet and coated. Light carbonation tickle that is almost non-existent on the front end. No dryness or lingering dryness. 3.5/5

O - Incredibly overpowering banana leaves little in the way of other flavors to enjoy. While a Hef should have banana and clove, the banana in this beer is just crazy strong. I love banana, but this is a bit much. Sessionable if you enjoy this much banana. 3.5/5

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.74/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HardyA
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ThatsStout
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer from a great place

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Photo of TurboBrew
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Wickerman55
1.64/5  rDev -53%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Had on tap on 7/20/13. Color was a cloudy yellow with little head. Smell was skunky which is not typical for this type. Taste was sour and finished terribly. Overall a lousy beer. Perhaps it was a bad batch but I wouldn't have it again. I make better hef's at home.

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Photo of brutusmuktuk
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into weizen glass, best before 12/13/2018. Pours moderately hazy medium golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, banana, bubblegum, clove, pear, red apple, light pepper, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale/wheat malts, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, banana, bubblegum, clove, pear, red apple, light pepper, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, banana, bubblegum, clove, pear, red apple, light pepper, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale/wheat malts, and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.75%. Overall this is a delicious hefeweizen! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale/wheat malts, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Really great balance of authentic German yeast complexity and pale/wheat malts, with mild earthy hop balance. Mild lingering sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Glad they started canning it, will be perfect for summer.

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Photo of webmanspidey
2.94/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow color, typical to the style. Looks like a liquid banana. The smell to me was very unpleasant and reminded me of sulfur and rotten eggs. Taste was much better but still did not compare too well to some of the better hefes I've had. A lot of citric acid and lemon, but not much else. Light in terms of alcohol and drinkability wasn't bad. At best, a pretty average hefe.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kerrie
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 6/21/2010. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, spices, but mostly lots of sweet malt. Flavor is dominated by the wheat malt with some sweet fruits and spices. This is more of a wheat ale vs. a hefeweizen but overall was pretty tasty.

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Water Street Wheat from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 17 ratings