Rockmill Brewery

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3.98 | pDev: 12.56%
Rockmill Brewery
Ohio, United States
Very Good
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Stone Brewery flute. Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a two finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready candi malt, apple and pear, light stone fruit, coriander and clove; spicy and fruity. Flavor has the same fruit profile, apple family fruit, light stone fruit, perhaps a bit of banana; spicy coriander and clove, bready, but dry malt, an unusual earthy spice flavor I can't place. Lingering tripel spices and fruit in the finish. Medium bodied with great carbonation. Malt, traditional spices and fruit flavors are classic tripel style, but there is an odd, but pleasant spice flavor, perhaps an earthy summer herb like sage, that makes this taste distinctly different. Although somewhat unusual, the flavors fit perfectly with the more traditional elements. I enjoyed this quite a bit. Glad I found this, my first beer from Ohio, on my recent trip to southern California. I hope to see this brewery in the Northwest. I look forward to trying their other beer.

Mar 04, 2016
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Simple and solid pop off the cork as it opens.

Deep tangerine orange body, with a good glow to it, fairly uniform with a bit of light gives off a lemon orb shine. Not much noticeable rising carbonation but also some snappy soda sounding coming out on the pour. Head is creamy but small, barely a finger, but with snapping carbonation and a little bit of fizz. Manage to keep a thin top though, bleach white with skim cream like top.

Very noticeable esters aroma off the pour. Hints towards fruit orange and a bit of apricot slightly, with a wet clean sense. Small Belgian candy sweetness and a light toasty malt make an interesting play. Slight cake sweetness but also some dry flour as well. Overall a mix of some impressive notes but also distracting surprises, but overall very solid bouquet.

Palate is very sweet but tolerable. It's the first thing you notice. Lots of Belgian candy sugar but it's not too much for me even though I usually counter to a far less sweet tooth than I used to. Fruity toasty mid palate, but lots of sweet vanilla notes and almost milky. Luckily some tight carbonation makes an appearance very unexpectedly, and breaks it up with some fun. Golden delicious apple kicks in real nicely after some time. Mouthfeel hits about decent quality, but also lacks some malt thickness and character.

Overall some real impressive qualities, but also a bit sweet too. Just a solid tripel.

Jun 10, 2015
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the bomber in a Delirium snifter. This fine Belgian tripel pours a hazy rustic golden color with a very nice white head that dissipates ever so slowly to a thick layer and excellent lacing. Nose of earthy yeast, Belgian candy sugar, lemon zest, and spices. Flavors feature spices of coriander and pepper awash in a cascade of earthy Belgian yeast and candy sugar, moderate grain notes, and citrus notes on the back mingling with spicy alcohol warmth. Very nice and becomes more complex with warmth. Good carbonation makes this a smooth sipper that finishes lightly dry. A solid ale from a company doing the Belgian style justice in Ohio.


Update in 2018----form the growler there are more notes of apple and subtle apricot laden
with dried apple and cracker notes. From Jungle Jim's in Eastgate.....FANTASTIC!

Apr 30, 2015
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metter98 from New York

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with hints of candi sugars.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of Belgian yeast along with hints of candi sugars.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This triple isn't that difficult to drink because it manages to hide its alcohol very well. This beer isn't as sweet as some of the other beers In the style but has some nice complexities.

Serving type: bottle

Nov 17, 2014
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark golden orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small particles of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, floral, fruit, earth, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, honey, citrus, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice honey and fruit characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

Oct 16, 2014
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heightened creaminess, fruit-forward with a spicy balance, earthen grain and hops; all with a winelike undertow. Perhaps brewed in Ohio, but their heart is clearly in the Belgian abbey.

Rockmill's Tripel opens with a hazy golden austere that frothens the rim with a tall column of foam. The pop of those racing bubble fill the nose and brighten the palate with candied lemon, apple and mild pear. A firm banana and papaya character provides a tropical whimsy and a creamy texture to balance its sparkling white wine acidity.

The middle blooms as the beer's spiciness and vinous tang cuts through the bready sweetness and fruity demeanor to open up a drier and crisper finish. Clove, white pepper, mint and hay develop just before the beer closes.

Warm and pleasantly spicy, the ale favors a peppery taste and feel to offset its upstart of fruit and sweetness. Leaving the palate refreshed and the tastebuds satisfied, its complex taste lays down a thin layer of vanilla and wheat as its short aftertaste concludes.

Jul 01, 2014
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a great beer. I think I like it better than the cask aged version.

Pours cloudy. Great fruit tones. Mild and appropriate sweetness. Great feel. Even and smooth overall. Like I said: this is a great beer. I definitely like this one better than the cask aged version. This is a brewery to watch out for.

Jun 17, 2014
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raznug from Ohio

3.17/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: This beer pours a dark golden color and is topped with 1” of angel white colored head that fizzes down to ¼” of head that lingers.
Smell: The aroma of this brew is a good malt base that is overwhelming a Belgian yeast smelling aroma to it.
Taste: Wow that is a powerful taste. It has a malt and yeast blend but man there is something on the back of the palate that I can’t place. It is overpowering and on the verge of bad. Sorry Rockmill.
Mouthfeel: This is a thin bodied beer that is rather effervesce but I can’t get over the off taste.

May 31, 2014
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buschbeer from Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle
Served in a snifter
Bottled 02/07/14

A - It pours hazy and orange/yellow in color. It is topped with an inch of off-white head.

S - I get some pear and spices from the yeast.

T - The taste is similar to the smell. It starts out spicy with some pear. The finish has some orange.

M - Medium with lots of carbonation.

O - It is an enjoyable beer. I am not typically a tripel fan. I enjoy the fruity flavors on a warm Memorial Day after moving and mowing. I am glad Rockmill has this size of bottle now. I walked past it several times in the $16 for 750ml range. Nine dollars for a 375ml bottle was easier to pull the trigger on.

May 26, 2014
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msquared36 from Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light golden and very hazy. Thin white head that maintains. Minimal lacing.

Aroma is slightly floral. A little bit like soap, but it a good way.

Taste isn't bad but is a little bit of a letdown. Malty and citrus, with a grassy aftertaste. Actually works well together, but is a touch on the bland side.

A little effervescence but thick. Flavor intensity doesn't quite match up.

Overall a decent beer. If you place value on it being organic, it's a good option. If not, Chimay white label is less expensive and significantly better.

Mar 08, 2014
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superspak from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 1/26/2012. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peach, lemon, pear, apricot, pineapple, orange, honey, pepper, floral, candi sugar, wheat, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of malt and fruity/spicy ester notes; with decent spicy yeast ester balance with malt/fruitiness. Taste of lemon, peach, apricot, pear, pineapple, orange, honey, candi sugar, pepper, floral, bread, and spicy yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus and tropical fruits, honey, floral, candi sugar, pepper, bread, and spicy yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast esters; with a stronger balance of malt and fruitiness over spiciness; with no cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Tripel style. Great complexity of fruity esters and malt flavors with moderate yeast spiciness balance; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Apr 03, 2013
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denver10 from New Mexico

3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A hazy, apple cider appearance with an overflowing cream colored foamy head. Had to wait a while for it to drop before I could drink. A nice sweet, yeasty, fruity aroma; sugared apples and bananas, spices, yeast. The flavor matches the aroma though the apple component seems a touch sharper than the other components. A very active moutfhfeel. Overall, fair.

Jul 11, 2012
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Brenden from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours out a cloudy dark amber-orange, a bit light for the typical tripel, with an eggshell white head that grows to a finger tall, displays decent retention, and falls to a sturdy foam that leaves a mixture of spots and patches of lacing.
While sweet, having the candi sugars element a tripel ought to, it's not cloying. The Belgian yeast is here, though not as exceptionally as many monk-crafted Belgians. The dark fruits I expect are here, raisin and plum along with some lighter fruits more of the white flesh variety. There's also a bit of a honey element to this beer. A bit of spiciness mixes things up and just a bit of floral hops add balance. It's actually quite well done if not a bit unusual.
The feel is pretty good, though not on the level of what takes certain Belgians to the next level. Generally it's both crisp and smooth, but doesn't have that exceptional creaminess and flow to it that makes the great ones great.
Overall, this is a very nice beer that allows for no hesitation to try the others from Rockmill that have popped up recently.

Jul 09, 2012
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Sean9689 from Illinois

2.43/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thanks, Alex!

A - Pours a hazy burnt orange with a light fizzy head, thin collar.

S - Sugary sweetness, yeast, citrus zest...way too sweet.

T - Overly sweet sugary notes, yeast, light citrus, light spice. Way too much sweetness and not much of the Tripel base at all. Booze is hidden by all the sweetness.

M - Medium body, flat, sugary finish.

O - I don't want anymore...thank you. Too sweet to enjoy even a single pour...not my cup of tea but you enjoy pounding sugar in liquid form, this is the beer for you.

Jun 07, 2012
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Treebs from Illinois

2.82/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750 ml C&C bottle served in a Portsmouth tulip. Rare tripel tick courtesy of Alex (Masterski).

A: Pours a hazy chilled golden amber color with barely the slightest head. It recedes rather quickly to nothing.

S: The immediate whiff is that processed crust on the outside of a cherry poptart. Some alcohol is in there with a little cardboard as well.

T: Definitely some oxidation happening here. I wonder if the C&C was bad. Wet paper,cherry pop tart crust, and some earthy malt.

M: Almost zero carbonation. The body isn't lively and it's hard to drink a ton of this.

O: The bad C&C really made this a hard thing to drink. On tap of that the flavor profile was very disjointed and I barely got any flavors I enjoy in a typical tripel.

May 14, 2012
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BeerImmediately from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up while out in Dublin, OH.

Pours with a decent but not huge off white head over a very cloudy golden body, with bubbles running up the sides. Solid lacing.

Lots of juicy, sweet fruits in the aroma - apricot, orange, pear, and white grape. Plenty of rich and zesty yeast. The spicy quality really comes through as it warms.

Plenty of hop flavors join the Juicy Juice party. Good bitterness and white pepper flavors to cut the sweet. Mouthfeel is pretty crisp and dry.

This could be one of my rare set of all 4's. Better than average and loaded with flavor, but not quite soft enough.

Apr 03, 2012
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wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

4.83/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch 98. Brewed 6-20-11, bottled 7-20-11.

A: amber colored, slight haze with dense creamy head
S: medium to strong nose, true to type with cloying malt, yeast, and EtOH
T: amazing that an Ohio beer tastes like it should come from Belgium!, deep grain, very full taste, cloying with grainy finish and bite with nice hops
M: well made, impressive
O: true to type, full and extremely flavorful

Mar 24, 2012
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BDIMike from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an awesome-looking Belgian beer. A cloudy, dark golden color is everything you would expect. A HUGE white head that does not go away very quickly at all.
Smell is very nice. Strong clean wheat, biscuit smell. Almost smells like a hopped up hefeweizen. A slight hop tinge, but mainly sugary wheat.
Taste is very fresh, just like the Rockmill Dubbel. This beer takes like taking a very good German hefeweizen and dumped some sugar in it, and I mean that in a good way. Lots of nice tastes that blend together.
Mouthfeel has s thin thickness, but a very smooth feel.
Drinkability is awesome on this beer. A lot of very nice tastes, but very balanced as well. A great Tripel from an awesome brewery in Ohio. I would go out of my way to get my hands on this beer.

Feb 06, 2012
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hustlesworth from Ohio

2.69/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

the last of their 4 beers... i hope this one suits me better than the others...

A- very nice hazy apricot color with a white head that fizzles away quickly and noisily leaving nothing but a thin ring and no lacing down the goblet.

S- funky, rubbery, fruity, and sweet. melon, pear, white grape and apple dominate along with a bit of peppery yeast. sweet candy like malt with some honey and vanilla and floral hops.

T- damn you, weird bitterness! it has to has to HAS to be from the yeast. pronounced alcohol has a pineapple vodka essence. fruit flavors are lost behind rubbery bitterness. finishes peppery and numb. the best thing is the fresh spring water taste i get when i hold the beer in my mouth for a few seconds. hops taste green and vinous.

MF- invigorating carbonation is always good in a beer of this style... however with the rubbery bitterness derp and the smack of alcohol added to it, it really does numb the palate. alcohol gives things a definite spirit feel but doesn't lend any softness to the body. malt has a nectar-juice-syrup type quality but ultimately the brew ends up dry.

D- not good dude. not drinkable for me. nothing else to say.

Jan 04, 2012
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Hoptometrist from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a snifter at the Greenhouse Tavern

A- Poured a hazy orange color with a nice creamy head. A ring of lace remained for the whole beer, left lots of chunky lace.

S- Big bubblegum, belgian yeast, spice, vinous quality, and citrus. All the flavors were big and balances. Some bitterness and alcohol presence.

M- Lots of warming, highly carbonation, smooth, and drinkable

O- Off the charts drinkable. A great tripel with some unique wine like characteristics.

Oct 17, 2011
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ONUMello from Ohio

4.62/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a goblet. Batch 62: 2/20/11; bottled 3/27/11.
A: Hazy orange color; short head.
S: Floral notes, apricot, toast, some light bread.
T: Coriander, white peach, banana and floral notes. Fairly long finish.
M: Medium-bodied, refreshing, good malt/hops balance.
O: What a fantastic beer. Complex and delicious. Do yourself a favor and find this; I certainly will be getting more.

Jul 17, 2011
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MbpBugeye from Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The head lasts and lasts, even in a wide chalice. Its a thick, fluffy white mass of pillowy foam. The beer is a lightly hazed, pale yellow

This one needs to warm up slightly, and once it does it really comes into it's own. Sweet fruits, lots of pear and peach with baked apples. Plenty of honey-like sweetness and a base of light dough. Yeast is certainly there, and its spicy and earthy, but its not brutally strong. It allows all the lovely clove and fruity esters to come out.

Yeah, really allow this to warm because it becomes a whole new beast. One of the best Tripels out there. A very slight doughy base sits under massively juicy pear and apple. Clove and other yeasty spices kick things up. A squeeze of lemon is there but honey sweetness balances it. Really well done.

The feel is really enjoyable, for the style. Yes, its highly carbonated, but tripels are supposed to be. The carbonation is not sharp or prickly though. Its soft, airy and pillowy. The body is full, but the airy carbonation helps keep this one feeling light and quenching. The finish is lightly powdery.

A really damn good tripel. Among the best I've had. I was surprised. I'll have to spring for bottles of this more often.

Jul 04, 2011
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JamnesCameron from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in my April Birthday BIF box from normyk. Thanks Rob!

Poured into a St. Feuillien goblet. Which wasn't easy to do, this one was a gusher. Had to use a plastic champagne cork to stop the flow. Pours a hazy honey gold with a huge rocky white head that is very slow to drop.

Aromas of sweet malt, yeast, lemon, honey. A light earthiness.

Flavors of honey and lemon, yeasty, peppery, slight alcohol burn. Finish is medium with warming alcohol, lemon and honey on the fade.

Mouthfeel is light, dry, heat from peppery yeast and alcohol. Good level of carbonation leaves a mouthcoating prickliness.

Overall a very good tripel. Disappointing at the gusher, but nothing really to detract from an excellant beer. Outside of my locals, Rockmill is my new favorite brewery.

Apr 10, 2011
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jrallen34 from Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a tulip...Impossible cork to get out, had to get the wine opener. Dark honey gold pour with a tope head that rised a couple fingers then falls to half a centimeter. Good retention on the cap, ok lacing...The aroma is nice but light, not the typical tripel notes. Lots of yeast, light honey, no floral hops at all...The taste has more of the floral hop notes, but still not a ton, and lots of honey. There is a weird medicinal quality to it, that's the organic compenent I believe. The taste is dry vitamins that you accidentally taste on the finish, really distracting...The feel is nice, full and dense, lasting...A bit tough to drink because of the finish but the 9% is hidden well.

A decent tripel coming out of Ohio but nothing outstanding from them out.

Dec 25, 2010
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ne0m00re from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/13/10- Had a 750 mL bottle of this at 3rd and Hollywood.
A: Cloudy golden, with a white head that dies to a decent film and collar.
S: Sweet coffee cake, orange citrus and orange blossoms, musty notes overall, floral, creamy, with white grape and a slight vodka alcohol.
T: Creamy coriander with herbal hops... is there a slight barnyard brett. to this? It is very slightly tart with a little funk, and if it is brett. then it is well-integrated with a finish slightly reminiscent of apple core. Nice... very nice. The smell didn't sell me, but the flavor definitely did.
M: Creamy, but thicker, which is off for the style. It still goes well with the tea-like presence of the beer.
D: Good.

This one comes off a bit like a strong saison.

Dec 17, 2010
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