Floating Rock Hefeweizen | Mammoth Brewing Company

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Floating Rock HefeweizenFloating Rock Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MiScusi on 03-23-2008

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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by mfaulk:
Photo of mfaulk
2.2/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bought a 22oz bottle in Mammoth yesterday.

Appearance: A cloudy straw yellow. A thick, somewhat craggy head appeared, but died off pretty quickly. Very fine yeast sediment (no clumps left at bottom of glass).

Smell: faint bubble gum, with banana following. First whiff reminded me of a Paulaner.

Flavor: Blah. An unpleasant spice flavor, like the spice additions in a bad pumpkin ale. Clovey, without any balancing banana. Citrus not noticed.

Mouthfeel: light to medium light, with inadequate carbonation.

Drinkability: Not worth finishing 22oz

Probably the worst hefeweizen - American or Bavarian - that I can remember.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of stewie814
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of tigg924
4.3/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: high carbonation, yellow-orange in color, 1 inch head with a rocky top, cloudy

Smell: grass, wheat, and subtle bananas

Taste: subtle wheat, lemons, and big bananas

Mouthfeel: light bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly sweet

Drinkability: A big winner from Mammoth. This is one of the best I have had in this style--at least state side. Super refreshing and lots of banana taste. I could session this. A great surprise. One of the best from my recent trip.

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Photo of magictrokini
4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Draft @ Clocktower. Cloudy gold pour with a medium white head. Strong banana and clove aroma with hay. Excellent banana, wheat, clove, and bubblebum flavors. Lemony finish. Everything just seems to be in perfect balance. One of the best hefes I've ever had. Judging by the bad reviews out of bottles, it looks like you really have to have it locally for it to be great.

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Photo of Beer21
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of bfd4268
3.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice unfiltered wheat beer.

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Photo of tempest
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle at the tasting room (I love getting fresh beer from a brewery). I think a B- is a bit rough for this beer. I think it's a decent enough session beer and reminds me of Summit Brewing's Hefe. Sure, it's a touch light for the style, making it feel a touch acidic. But it still has the style trademark clove spice with mild malted wheat. It's smooth with a touch of earthy perfume in the aroma. I certainly wouldn't mind having few pints of this on a hot day, or really any day. It can't quite stand up to the giants of the style, but it's a fine beer.

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Photo of MiScusi
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a grolsch glass, a hazy golden yellow. The smell and taste were tilted more towards the clove side though there was noticeable faint banana in the taste which I really like. A good tasty take on a German hefeweizen. Wheat is quite noticeable although it isn't hazy unless the yeast is poured in. Otherwise it's a clear golden. Although not my favorite style of beer I would be pleased to have it again in certain situations.

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Photo of SB_Brewmaster
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of HalfFull
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap with a chicken sandwich in Lee Vining en route from Yosemite to Mammoth & Bluesapalooza. Pours a hazy unfiltered yellow orange with a decent but fleeting head.

Smell is typical for an German Hefe. with notes of wheat, banana and clove. A bit muskier than most however, separating it from the Pale Wheats. Taste is also decent, very wheat forward with a touch of orange/lemon on the close.

Nice feel and quite refreshing on a hot day. Not as dry on the finish as some German versions, this offers a bit more sweetness. Very drinkable and with a relatively low ABV, would have had another but had to move along. Overall a bit thin in texture compared to classic Bavarian options but decent and a bit more thirst quenching.

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Photo of nightwing002
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of beerman21
3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bomber, per what the bottle says ABV is at 5% not 4.2%. Anyways on to more important things..

Pour into a pint glass, nice hazy golden yellow, with a one finger fluffy white head that dissipates rather quickly.

Smell-Clove, lemon, baked apricot, raw sour dough and hints of bubblegum.

Taste- lemon scones come to mind with sprinkled all spice and clove, little of the bitterness from the hops come through toward the end but quickly dissipates giving this brew a nice tart sweetness. The smell and a little of the taste hinted some memory of chalkboard for some reason.

Mouthful was crisp, dry and very clean. Drinkabilty was high, I could defiantly go through a few pitchers of this stuff with friends. Good beer not great but highly sessionable.

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Photo of More_betterness
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of DijonKetchup
3.26/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Was in Mammoth and brought back this 22 oz. bottle for rating purposes.

Pours a nice golden hue, nice cloudiness, what one might expect from a hefeweizen. Good 1 finger head, seems to cling well to glass, great foam stability. No apparant aromas typical of the style, like bubble gum, banana or clove - very neutral and "wheaty". Very good mouthfeel, nice light beer - actually tastes like more alcohol than 4.2%. Decent bittering level, maybe a bit too much. Tastes more like citrus & yeast than the typical elements of a german hefe.

Other than the missing aromas, this is a decent offering and well executed.

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Photo of t420o
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mammoth floating rock hefeweizen

22 from brewery. Label says it's 5% 

A-pour produces a big 2 finger frothy head resting on a cloudy yellow body. Good head retention and lacing. 4

S- clove, doughy malt, banana, slight white pepper. A bit sweet though on the nose 3.5

T- banana, clove, a very doughy malt taste, light white pepper. A good hefeweizen for sure, just a bit sweet though but not over the top sweet.  3.5 

M- I rarely feel this way but the mouthfeel is a bit thick. Light carbonation 3

O- good and I'd have it again at $3.50 for the 22. Drinkability is hindered by the sweetness. 3.5


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Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of FosterJM
3.21/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

865th Review on BA
Bottle to Weizen

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App- A lighter yellow with a golden haze. A nice
two finger fast receding head formed followed by a couple dots of cling.

Smell- A good wheat base with a little white pepper. Was missing a good bit of the banana and clove notes.

Taste- Much more of a just a wheat beer. A good dose of wheat with some oily buttery flavors and a tad thick for the 4.2. Retained a bit of that white pepper from the nose on the profile.

Mouth- A medium body with a medium carbonation. Again a bit thick. Retains a bit of wheat and pepper.

Drink- It was nice on a hot day but needed to be a bit thinner and bit more flavorful.

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Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of NickRivers
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A&S - Pours a light and hazy straw color with a finger of white foamy head, reeks of wheat and banana, with citrus and clove to back it up.

T&M - Very light body, super crisp, nice wheat and lemon flavor, clove and banana starts to kick in, very appropriate compared to American wheat ales, just a little too light.

O - A nice session brew. Super refreshing and easy drinking.

This is my 2nd of Mammoths brews, and my first of the two, Golden Trout, wasn't too bad. They try to sell these as the super cold beer you want to be drinking as your hanging out by the Devil's Postpile, reeling in a brown at Virginia, or just keeping warm in Tom's Place. And if any of those ideas sound like a plan, these beers should be worth while. I'm not a fan of hef's as I find them to lack complexity, no hate, but every once and a while I find one thats just too good to pass up. Everytime im in the area ill remember this one and be sure to recommend it to my buds. Stay thirsty my friends!

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Photo of Rdc67
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Skeeze
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of mhaugo
2/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of outlaw1323
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
4.18/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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