Mostly Cloudy - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
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181 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 35 | 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)
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Photo of Jason
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of J-Dub_Maine
4.59/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pat_McWilliams
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Cavanaghty
4/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Photo of Oberson58
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Goes down easy, not too hoppy

Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of KirkFrancis
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of prdstmnky
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
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!

Photo of let8it8grow
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Hessian257
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of grahuba
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Enriquehopnog
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Bieniek30
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Caddant
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Thomas0790
3.6/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Mostly Cloudy from Long Trail Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.