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Blackbeary Wheat - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
72
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699 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 699
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 55 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-08-2002

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
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Ratings: 699 | Reviews: 316
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.47/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a plain yellow, little head. Average.

Smelled sweet wih plenty of blackberry. No alcohol smell, which is a good sign.

I was xpecting something closer to cough syrup. This had a nice sweetness to it both in the first sip and in the aftertaste. Not a ton of depth, but for what it is, it's tasty. One of the better fruit beers I've tried.

Good mouthfeel, plenty of body. Foamy to the point of creamy. Very nice.

I was very surprised by this beer. They kept it simple and didn't try to make it too complex. It's a straightforward fruit beer, and it's a good one. Maybe a step behind Sam's Cherry Wheat.

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2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.12/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pale yellow and clear. One finger white head disappears quickly. Moderate carbonation.
S - Light and flowery. Just a hint of the blackberry.
T - Very light and shallow, not much depth. It's like I'm searching for more flavors, or the taste is just not complete. The blackberry hint in the smell seems to be missing.
M - Crisp, nice carbonation. Easy to drink.
O - A nice wheat beer on a hot day, but left me wanting a little more flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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1/5  rDev -67.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.3/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Crystal clear, dull straw yellow. Highly effervescent. Thick, rocky white head settles shortly into just a thin wispy cap. Not much in the way of lacing.

S: Blackberry scent is natural and restrained enough to allow the beer to come through. Bready wheat and floral hops. That's about it.

T: As in the nose, the blackberry is prominent and tastes very natural, but it is also just tame enough to let the beery aspects come through as well. Floral hop punch with a clean bitterness. Bread and mushy wheat cereal. Wheat dough. Finishes very dry with a wheaty twang and a mild hop bitterness.

M: Very light in body. Crisp and aggressively carbonated. Rather watery and otherwise dull.

O: A dull, somewhat lifeless wheat beer with some nice blackberry taste. Its crisp and refreshing properties are about the only thing it has going for it. It's the kind of beer I'd chug in lieu of water after a long run on a hot day. Not bad for a lawnmower beer I suppose, but if you expect anything more from it, you will be sorely disappointed.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of woodychandler
2.53/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

No boostin', yo! This actually came in a CAN from Pinocchio's, f'real, f'real! I am the first to review in this serving type, which is not terribly unusual, but it is part of New CANned Beer Sunday.

From the CAN: "Take a Hike! Trail Friendly CAN".

The Crack startled me as it was another Craft CAN filled to the brim and foaming up as soon as it was opened. I went with an initial inverted Glug, resulting in two fingers of massive, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled faintly of berries and I remember this being a knock against this beer - not enough Ooomph in terms of its fruitiness. Mouthfeel was light, not watery, but close and the lightness of the fruit combined nicely with the inherent tang of the wheat, but I just felt like it had been dialed down from what it could have been. Finish was dry and refreshing, which may be appropriate for the beach, but I just was not feelin' it.

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of spinrsx
2.95/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 1.65$

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for 3 or 4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, breads/grains, raspberries, corn

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and corn mixed with some bread/grains and some sweet and tart raspberries. The taste isn't as in your face as other fruit beers tend to be - which I like. It ends with a grainy slightly sweet and tart aftertaste.

Overall - I'm really not a fan of fruit beers.. so I don't know why I bother buying them. I will say that this one is pretty drinkable; and if for some reason all of the beers in the world had fruit in them, I'd buy this one again.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

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Blackbeary Wheat from Long Trail Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 699 ratings.