Mostly Cloudy - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thecheapies:
3.51/5 rDev +2.6%
Turbid straw-yellow with a rich cap of bleachy white head that rose to about two fingers' height. Lacing is a pretty sight.
Orange slice citrus with some lemon, a bit of coriander, clove, and pepper. Standardized Belgian witbier yeast and zestiness. Wheat malts have a good presence, too. Smells sweet and musty.
Very much spiced, with a lot of coriander and notes of cardamom. There's distinct bitter orange flesh and peel and a chalky yeast that works to get drying. Getting notes of hibiscus and chamomile tea in here, also. A wildly floral take on a Belgian staple.
Easy to drink. Wet-bodied with subtle carbonation creeping in and back out. Pretty simple, but okay.
04-28-2014 02:15:50 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
3.33/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
05-19-2014 00:00:28 | More by Jason
4/5 rDev +17%
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.
05-21-2014 22:25:20 | More by Cavanaghty
3.8/5 rDev +11.1%
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!
08-13-2014 13:45:22 | More by NeroFiddled
3.05/5 rDev -10.8%
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.
05-28-2014 05:11:28 | More by gillagorilla
3.79/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
03-21-2014 23:15:06 | More by puboflyons
Mostly Cloudy from Long Trail Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.