Blackbeary Wheat - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Knuckles:
1.75/5 rDev -43.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1
It has long been my dream that one day, during my lifetime, aliens will land on the planet Earth, bringing to us great gifts of technology, culture and art. I continue to hope this will happen. And if it does, I also pray that whomever is the first to meet the aliens doesn't give them a bottle of Long Trail Blackbeary Wheat, or those fuckers will blow this goddam little dirtball up, and head on to greener pastures.
Appearance: Pours BMC clear into my glass, a few lazy bubbles and a rather reluctant head. It froths up, but only for as long as it takes to convince you that it's serious, and then immediately runs off and takes a nap.
Smell: If I may have an Oingo Boingo moment. When I was a lad, my mom used to take my sister and I to a restaurant at Northgate Mall on a semi-regular basis. With our meals (whether it was breakfast or lunch) we would always get a Slush Puppy. I don't know if you are familiar with a Slush Puppy, but it is essentially a cup filled with crushed ice then covered with a flavored syrup. The idea was that the syrup would melt this crushed ice and you'd have a nice, cold, fruity drink. However, if you were smart about it, you could drink the syrup quick as a mofo, and never have to deal with any of that goddam ice. These syrups came in all sorts of flavors like root beer, blueberry, watermelon, bubble gum, etc. Basically the same shit you get at the dentist when they are offering you flavors for your fluoride (peanut butter, man. You have GOT to go with the peanut butter.) Well, one of the flavors offered at the Slush Puppy Syrup Bar was blackberry. This beer smells just like that.
Taste: I remember very clearly when Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry cereals came out back in the 70s. As far as I was concerned, any cereal with monsters on it had to kick ass. And it did, when I was seven. This beer tastes like the milk you'd get if you let your Boo Berry sit long enough to extract some of that high fructose corn syrup goodness, except without the 'goodness' part. Gah! There it is again.
Mouthfeel: I sure wish I had a Slush Puppy right about now...
Drinkability: In the interest of maintaining intergalactic peace, I'm pouring this beer out.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2005 02:20:15 | More by Knuckles
More User Reviews:
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
4.36/5 rDev +40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
As far as flavored wheat beers go this one was almost too good. Long Trail has definitely nailed this recipe. Very good as a post skiing or hiking beer, or even for after eating. I suggest it be served around 40 degrees. It seems to be as good out of the tap/ in a glass as it is in a bottle, so don't worry about that, but make sure you haven't had a dark beer before this (it diminishes the taste). Really one of the better flavored beers I've ever had and 100% worth taking sip of if you're just coming from a fun outdoor sport
Serving type: on-tap
01-06-2014 08:29:56 | More by Owl-Head
Blackbeary Wheat from Long Trail Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 620 ratings.