1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Mostly Cloudy - Long Trail Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Mostly CloudyMostly Cloudy

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

162 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 162
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: puboflyons on 03-21-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 162 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Act25:
Photo of Act25
3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Long Trail scores a flat 3.2 which is about how it feels. Pass this unless there's only bud to drink.

A: Nice initial head but a fast fade to flat, yellow body. Not much to look at.
S: Not much smell, the faint components of citrus zest, spice rack, and tangy wheat, but all tame, and it has that marginal, metallic back ground that Vermonts Magic Hat seems to offer.
"Smells like a hair salon" - one wrote.
T: Faintly there. It's a session beer, but a bit lacking in the finish
MF: Fail. Thin, flat, metallic, and a cottony mouth finish. Feels like I inhaled some hair spray.
Downgrades the beer to an average 3.

Act25, May 02, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Cloudy pale yellow hues brew, great looking lace. Light aroma with some spicing and bready malt. Lighter bodied with sufficient crispness. Maltiness comes off a little wet, like cracker-like tone meets a modest orange peel and coriander tone. A decent try but not much pops here, still worth a go if you are into Witbiers.

Jason, May 19, 2014
Photo of Pat_McWilliams
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Pat_McWilliams, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

GreenMountainBoy, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Cavanaghty
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Wheat, hops, citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light to medium bodied. Taste of grassy notes with a bitter sweet hops and citrus.

Overall: Great beer! I was glad I tried this one out.

Cavanaghty, May 21, 2014
Photo of Oberson58
4/5  rDev +17%

Goes down easy, not too hoppy

Oberson58, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of KirkFrancis
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

KirkFrancis, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

WVbeergeek, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev -5%

JMS1512, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of prdstmnky
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

prdstmnky, May 26, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Sammy, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Long Trail "Mostly Cloudy" Unfiltered Belgian White
12 oz. brown glass bottle, coded "03/18/14 3504 B(?) - almost 5 mos. old
$7.99/six pack @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

While I object to Long Trail's use of the term "Belgian" on their label (as it's clearly not from Belgium), I can hardly complain about the beer itself. It follows the witbier style closely, and displays bright and fresh aromatics and flavors. The nose is full of soft coriander and orange peel, and the flavor is gently malty and just slightly tart with notes of orange, lemon, and some more dusty coriander. The bitterness is kept well in-check, and along with the light note of subtle tartness and very delicate spiciness it's really well-balanced. Some wheat character is apparent in the maltiness, especially across the middle; and there's a subtle touch of earthiness in the finish that's probably coming from a combination of wheat, yeasty chalkiness, dull coriander, and leafy and grassy hops. This is a style that many brewers over-do in one way or another (too much malt, too much spice, too much yeast character, too much hop flavor - or all of the above!) but that's not the case here. It's lively and bright, and remarkably refreshing, but also complex enough that you don't get bored with it.
Kudos to Long Trail for staying focused because sometimes balance is everything!

NeroFiddled, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of let8it8grow
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

let8it8grow, May 27, 2014
Photo of Hessian257
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Hessian257, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of chrishiker1409
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

chrishiker1409, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of grahuba
3/5  rDev -12.3%

grahuba, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

ChrisL24481, May 27, 2014
Photo of Enriquehopnog
4/5  rDev +17%

Enriquehopnog, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Bieniek30
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Bieniek30, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Caddant
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Caddant, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Thomas0790
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Thomas0790, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of ChrisChagnon
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

ChrisChagnon, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (bottled on 4/9/14)

A: Carbonation bubbles on the side of the glass. Frothy head that dissipates rapidly. Light white wine color that is slightly cloudy.

S: Smells light and airy, like I remember from the few witbiers that I've had. Though it is a strange smell that I can't really describe. It is like yeast and bread.

T: Tastes like it smells. Just this odd flavor that is hard to describe. It is dry, with yeast, bread and probably grains of paradise.

M: Even carbonation that is light and effervescent.

O: I think this is turning out to not be my style. I needed a cheap beer to finish off my mix six, so I grabbed this. I'm gonna turn this into pancakes.

gillagorilla, May 28, 2014
Photo of nyrblue2
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

nyrblue2, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 fl. oz bottled on 02/26/14. Sampled on March 21, 2014 so it is pretty fresh.

It pours lemon yellow with a modest fizzy white head and as the name declares - mostly cloudy. Active carbonation.

That aroma is juicy orange, soft wheat, biscuit malts, and mild spice. It has the characteristics I expect in a witbier.

The body is light and refreshing.

Even though I get orange peel and coriander on the nose, its punchiness is more forward in the flavor along with a bready and sweet character. Dry and spicy finish.

puboflyons, Mar 21, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Mostly Cloudy from Long Trail Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.