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Mostly Cloudy - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 46 | 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:
Beer added by: puboflyons on 03-21-2014

A mostly cloudy body is capped with a light, fluffy head that reveals soft notes of citrus and spices. Whether you prefer partly sunny or mostly cloudy, this brew will happily keep your glass half full.

Mostly Cloudy is modeled after the original Belgian Witbiers brewed in monasteries during the 14th Century. We’ve refined the recipe of our Belgian White, given the packaging a new look and released it under the new name, Mostly Cloudy—although it pairs equally well with sunrays and cloudy days.
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Ratings: 195 | Reviews: 30
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.81/5  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!

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3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light and slightly cloudy yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lemon, wheat, mild Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of lemon and other citrus fruits followed by some breadiness from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is very mild but expected for this kind of beer and it’s enough to create a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly tart.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

Photo of Jason
3.34/5  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.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Small head, especially for the style. Little lace--just some spots. Mildly cloudy with an orange-gold color.

Sour and wheaty to the nose. Reminds me of a lightly soured lambic.

The flavor is light with a bit of orange rind sourness. I find it refreshing but not complex. It has a semi-sweet, but short, aftertaste. Good body.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Hannaford part of the summer 12 pack.
Pours a hazy dark straw color with a huge fluffy bone white head that persists forever leaving plenty of stickies on the way down the glass. Bready malt with light floral and lemony hop aroma. Light hint of something sour in there as well, I imagine old lemon juice. The flavor is light bready spicy malt with bits of lemony citrus. Light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a watery crisp mouthfeel. There's not a whole lot going on here, its an easy to drink light brew, but frankly a bit unremarkable.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Unfiltered belgian white.

(3.50) A: Orangish-brass coloring, misty haze with a misty rise of effervesce. Capping is antique white, 1/2 inch high, modeateley short in retention with a spongey foam texture. Thin lacing.

(3.45) S: Wet citrus on the nose, some orange-wheat notes with a light peppery touch.

(3.55) T: Flavor was bright and wet hopped with a sweet caramel-orange and honey wheat nature. A bit of fruitiness, berries, mango, pineapple-orange with a lingering peppery wheat finish.

(3.60) M: Spritzy mouthful, creamy texture, buttery, nice body depth.

(3.50) O: Overall fresh and wet nature, easy drinking, sweet flavor, crisp and moderately enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of tone77
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is wheat heavy, a bit of citrus. Taste wheat, some citrus, some very light spice, refreshing but a bit on the bland side. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, whitish-gold hue with a one-finger head into my glass. I wonder if this is the same recipe as their Wit?

A mix of clove and coriander stands out in the nose. Nice and light.

Robust with lots of clove, coriander and a slight touch of pepper. Crisper than their standard Wit recipe.

Finishes clean with only a trace of clove.

A very nice interpretation of the witbier. It's cleaner than their traditional Wit recipe.

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3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Don't expect too much for this beer I wasn't wowed by Limbo so here we go.

A - Well that head fizzed out rather quick. No lacing to speak of. Color is a mildly hazy bright yellow.
S - It has some lemon with a bit of dry fruity yeast and a touch of spice corandier.
T - Very light and refreshing touch of lemon and zest and a bit of wheat and some fruity yeasts. A decent witbier.
M - Light to medium. Crisp and easy to drink.

Overall I am not sure I love it but it's a decent witbier. Not sure the low rating its tasty enough with no hard water taste.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of puboflyons
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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3.4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Mostly Cloudy from Long Trail Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.