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Blackbeary Wheat - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
72
okay

696 Ratings
THE BROS
76
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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This brew combines 2-Row Pilsen malt, a hint of Crystal malt, and of course, plenty of malted wheat. A hint of blackberry at the finish makes this beer a real thirst quencher! For the health conscious, Blackbeary Wheat has less than 6 grams of carbs and only 110 calories per bottle!

10 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-08-2002)
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Photo of DawnMarie
5/5  rDev +60.8%

Bring it back!

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5/5  rDev +60.8%

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5/5  rDev +60.8%

Photo of poop_brew
4.55/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - I drank from a can most recently but have seen the beer poured on tap as well, it looks pretty standard with a minimal head and light, wheat color
Smell - You would definitely know it was berry just by the smell
Taste - One of my favorite summer beers because of the blackberry, but it is not overpowering and does not make it a 'girly' beer
Mouthfeel - light, airy, perfect carbonation... but not unlike other similar summer brews
Overall - It is a staple and a go-to. Nothing incredibly unique but it would definitely be a treat for visitors and I enjoy it more than other 'fruity' beers

Photo of Fermenticusrex
4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

Photo of PaleAleHater
4.45/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

LT BBW was the first 6-pack I legally bought on my own. It was a hot, late summer day and these brews tasted excellent. While my friends give me shit for liking fruity beers, this is one of my all time favorites. The flavor cannot be matched by any other fruit brew i've ever tried. It poured with a minimal head but with an excellent amber color. The fruit taste is not overwhelming like many others which makes them very drinkable. I could down a few 6-packs in an evening without getting sick of the taste.

Photo of bigone4
4.43/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really love to drink this beer during the summer. Smooth blackberry flavor not ot over powering. Light color with a nice white head. This beer is great on tap but mostly served in the bottle. During the brew festival in Burlington thye actually but a fresh blackberry in your tasting glass. Nice touch to finish a great beer. Drinking a few is fine having more than three sometimes gets alittle too sweet. Nice change from drinking heavier malter beers. Don't pass this fruit beer by really nice wheat beer.

Photo of Owl-Head
4.36/5  rDev +40.2%
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

Photo of beernut7
4.35/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer presents with a nice deep golden color adn a foamy white head that emanates a light sour fruit maltiness. The flavors meld smoothly in the body. The blackberries do not overpower the true brew qualities; a very refreshing light brew.

Photo of BlueHammer
4.3/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is definitely among my top favorite fruit beers, mostly because the blackberry taste is distinct but not overwhelming. I think blackberry is a unique flavor for a fruit beer which makes this brew all the more tasty!

It pours a translucent golden color with a white foamy head. It smells of blackberries, like the taste, strong but not overwhelming. The flavor is both sweet and mildly tart. The initial taste is blackberries followed by a wheat beer flavor but the blackberry taste lingers.

It feels slightly carbonated in your mouth, typical of a wheat beer. This beer is very drinkable, like most fruit beers it goes down easily and is gone before you realize it. Refreshing during a hot summer day, it's a must-have summer brew if you enjoy fruit beer varieties.

Photo of gamblor21
4.3/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Happens to be one of my favorite beers. Spring time in Vermont would not be the same. Golden Wheat beer in color. Can easily taste the blackberry's in the beer. Is great in warm weather. Does not leave an oily feel in your mouth. Easy to drink as many as you want in a day. Hardest thing is finding it outside the New England area

Photo of dbalsock
4.28/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This is one of the first beers I ever had, and was a staple for me for years, so I might have some bias. But, despite that, I also think it's one of the best fruit beers ever created. Much better on tap than in the bottle too, but I haven't had a bottle in a long time.

Appearance: looks like budweiser.

Smell: The blackberry is present, but not too intense, which is a relief. There is also a very present aroma of malted barley that adds more sweetness and balances the slight tart blackberry flavor. The malts in general taste better than most fruit beers... these don't remind me of bud light.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied mouthfeel with a teensy bitter quality. It also leaves a strange feeling in my mouth... not sure how to describe it... the world filmy comes to mind.

Drinkability: As long as I don't stop drinking long enough to let the filmy character take over, I could drink this all day and all night.

Photo of Yeastcakes
4.28/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Hefe glass, celler temp.
Aroma: Earthy blackberry and wheat malt come through loud and clear.
Appearance: Very thin head, crystal clear yellow body
Mouthfeel: medium body and carbonation. Very smooth.
Taste: Blackberry flavor dominates, but very subdued sweetness. Wheat flavor and hops provide background. Sweetness on the tip of the tongue dries out by the end. No aftertaste.
Drinkability: This is one of the most drinkable fruit beers I have had. I could easy do 3-4 pints of this. Wonderful fruit flavor without the cloying sweetness makes this one a great desert or regular beer.

Photo of RyanBBO
4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

Photo of MTfish
4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

Photo of Shefus
4.18/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I poured this tasty beverage from a bottle into my mouth, you could taste the blackberry then the wheat, very tasty. I would defiantly buy a 6 pack just to drink for a good tasty time. It is also very smooth, if you cant drink beer good and have money, just buy like 20 of these and slam em for a good time

Photo of Dwyguy
4.16/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of oddfire
4.1/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - light straw color with a small to medium head. light lacing. Ok head retension.
S - Smells like a wheat beer with a hint of blackberry. There is a very slight citrus note.
T - This beer is light and crisp with a non overpowering blackberry flavour. There is a bready flavour which I think is good and makes it taste just right.
M - This beer feels pretty good while in your mouth. It doesn't feel syrupy or rough. It is smooth.
D - This is a great beer to drink on a hot day due to the refreshing sensation you get while drinking it. I like this beer anytime though. This is not a heavy or too sweet beer. It is a good American wheat. I will continue buying.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.1/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Light yellow with a thin head.

S-Light wheat and blackberry. Pretty mellow smelling beer.

T-By no means a very flavorful beer. However the light blackberry flavor combined with the wheat aftertaste is not too shabby.

M-Very light. High carbonation. Watery.

D-This beer is quite drinkable. No overpowering flavors and the alcohol content is low. Easily able to drink a sixpack. A nice beer to drink when its hot out. Take it for what it is. A relaxed mix of wheat and berry. This beer is waaay better than its rating in my opinion. Its light, refreshing, and has my favorite fruit...nothing wrong here!

Photo of IrishRedRock
4.05/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As a guy who likes fruit beers, I was pleasantly surprised to come across this at a packy I dont normally go to. The smell of the blackberries is quite evident in the smell, but not so much in the taste. In fact, you have to try hard to pick out the blackberry flavor in the aftertaste, but it is there. It certainly does not overpower the qualities of the wheat ale, but I might have asked for a little more fruit flavor.

All in all, this is a very refreshing summer brew. Extremely light and smooth, perfect for a hot summer's day, just as the bottle suggests. In addition, I also find the cartoon on the bottle amusing. Heh heh.

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Blackbeary Wheat from Long Trail Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.