Blackbeary Wheat - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Kinsman:
2.73/5 rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Clear golden straw colored body with a moderate effervescent pure white head that faded all too quickly. Is this really even a wheat beer? Where is my cloudy body and big fluffy white head?
Plenty of blackberry on the aroma and light hints of honey. Fruitiness disguises any other aromas.
Taste is definitely not as fruity as expected which presents a problem. Normally I like my fruit/vegetable/pumpkin etc... beers to be well balanced with the fruit being just part of complex body of flavors but this one should use more fruit to coverup a rather bland malt profile. I'm enjoying the blackberry flavors that are present but there just isn't enough. Grainy and bland malt flavors and a lack of any traditional wheat beer flavors really make this a disappointment. As expected hops are making a no show and the yeast fails to produce much flavor as well.
Mouthfeel is crisp with a slightly dry finish and a light bodied feel. Overall, I expect better from Long Trail. I really enjoy most of their beers but Blackbeary Wheat clearly is not made to appeal to dedicated craft beer crowd (the geeks if that's the term you like). Could be so much better but it just isn't.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2011 16:32:34 | More by Kinsman
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3.45/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: Fizzy head that fades almost no lacing. Must be filtered as this is perfectly transparent.
T: Sweet blackberries and grainy. Very little hop or malt presence.
M: Very light and sweet.
O: Keeping in mind that I do not like fruit beers; this one does what its set out to do. I could easily drink 5 of these without feeling a thing as it doesn't even feel like 4% abv. On a hot day, this would be extremely refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 17:10:43 | More by Givemebeer
Blackbeary Wheat from Long Trail Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.