Mostly Cloudy - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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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
3.76/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
08-05-2014 03:38:02 | More by TheManiacalOne
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
3.46/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
06-27-2014 23:32:58 | More by smcolw
3.95/5 rDev +15.5%
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.
03-22-2014 21:50:13 | More by Brad007
3.13/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
05-11-2014 01:05:32 | More by johnnnniee
3.68/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
05-15-2014 04:20:59 | More by DrDemento456
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
2.81/5 rDev -17.8%
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy golden color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a sour lemon smell mixed with a good amount of a biscuit aroma. A bit of wheat bread and some coriander as well as a little bit of orange and a light grassy smell are there as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather dry flavor, with just a bit of a cracker flavor and a bit of yeast and coriander spice. As the flavor advances a very light orange and lemon flavor develop on the tongue bringing just a hint of sweetness and sourness to the profile. Along the same time, a bit of graininess and some light grassy and moderately hay-like flavors develop on the tongue as well. The yeasty flavors grow stronger as the taste moves to the end, leaving a rather bland and dry flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. With little flavor, an even higher carbonation and thinner body may have been more appropriate for the brew.
Overall – Not a brew I would go to again. For the most part it was very low on the flavor profile with the flavors not even really being that good. While I understand that at 4.7 % abv. that I will not get a flavor powerhouse, this one is actually less flavorful and more offensive then most low cal. brews.
07-09-2014 00:46:12 | More by Darkmagus82
3.5/5 rDev +2.3%
A light and hazy brew, yellow, with a white head. Typical for the style. The smell is sweet, a bit malty, and has undercurrents of fruit....some peach and apricot, maybe. The taste is soft and a touch fruity. Slightly sweet, but generally balanced. There is a background of yeast. The finish is soft and the body is moderately light. This is a good, but overall average, Belgian style white.
08-03-2014 21:46:58 | More by Suds
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
Mostly Cloudy from Long Trail Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.