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Blackbeary Wheat - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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676 Ratings

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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.65%
Wants: 3
Gots: 41 | 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 deapokid
3/5  rDev -3.5%

deapokid, May 28, 2012
Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

iL0VEbeer, May 27, 2012
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, May 23, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: transparent yellow colored body yielded a small fizzy white head that appeared for ten seconds and died. No lacing was left. Rapidly rising carbonation was seen.

S: decent blend of the blackberries and the wheat, but nothing else.

T: the same

M: very light, extremely sessionable, high amount of carbonation felt

O: I like blackberries, but they seemed to be trying to "blend" in too well in this beer. Being a "fruit/vegetable beer," I thought they would come out a bit more. Still, I'm not sure if I would have this again?

BeerKangaroo, May 20, 2012
Photo of nicoga3000
3/5  rDev -3.5%

nicoga3000, May 19, 2012
Photo of Garlicjosh
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Garlicjosh, May 18, 2012
Photo of standardcherry
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

standardcherry, May 16, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
3.78/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up in a mixed six, enjoyed chilled from a wheat glass.

The color is very pale golden with thick 2 finger collar of wheat cloudy head, the bead is fine, retention is decent and carbonation is visible as clarity is good. The smell is kind of sweet, but not overly so with slight berry tinge and light malt aspect, not bad however it smells kind of like it may be extract like a fruit tea. The feel is very good with light body and mild sweetness and moderately high carbonation. The mild yeast and slightly clean malt feel is quenching which is nice.

The flavor starts out with a wheat taste which is slightly sweet which leads to the berry element which is balanced well here. The yeast is pretty clean which allows the wheat and fruit to be the prominent flavors. Overall I enjoyed this as a nice refreshing wheat.I give it better than average in most categories because it achieves the goal of the brewer - light quaffable wheat with a subtle berry flavor to compliment.

Slatetank, May 15, 2012
Photo of ZachH
1/5  rDev -67.8%

ZachH, May 15, 2012
Photo of SaneMan
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

SaneMan, May 13, 2012
Photo of Beerman1221
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Beerman1221, May 02, 2012
Photo of olympicgatorade
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

olympicgatorade, May 02, 2012
Photo of slyons16
4/5  rDev +28.6%

slyons16, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Cavanaghty, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of funkel81
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

funkel81, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of jsisko01
3.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with almost no head at all.. and has little to no lacing.

Smell - I smell very feint hints of wheat. It's slightly sweet but I can't really detect any berries..

Taste - The blackberry is much more present in the flavor. Along with a lot of breadiness, grains, and wheat.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - I'm not a fan of blackberries but it was interesting to try this beer. Not bad

jsisko01, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Novanglus
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Novanglus, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of yergermeister
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of GiannaG
4/5  rDev +28.6%

GiannaG, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
2.35/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – A very light golden/straw color with a very light white head. The head faded very fast giving way to almost no lacing.

Smell –There is some very light wheat aromas mixed with a little bit of berry aroma as well. There is also the presence of some less pleasant skunky and metallic aromas as well.

Taste- The taste is of light breadiness up front, with light what flavors mixed in. There is a very light sweetness in the middle of the beer, which seems to diminish again toward the end. At the end there is some of the skunkiness detected in the nose as well as a presence of blackberry flavors. The skunk and blackberry linger on the tongue and leave a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – It has a very light body with a medium level of carbonation. Right for the style, but nothing really too great.

Overall – Not really my kind of beer. It really doesn’t have anything I found all that enjoyable. The taste and aroma were nothing all that pleasurable, the taste left a rather unpleasant aftertaste in the mouth and the mouthfeel was really quite bland.

Darkmagus82, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +28.6%

jrempel, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of ranthonyb34
3.03/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured it into a traditional wheat beer glass (that was pointless). Although I do enjoy lighter session ales, I bought this expected it to be an unfiltered wheat and was disappointed in that respect. It almost has the look, taste and feel of a cider, though not quite as fruity in the taste aspect.

Although it's look and feel aren't great, especially if you are expecting a traditional wheat, it doesn't taste that bad. It's light and fresh, and has almost no aftertaste. As long as you know this going in, you can adjust your expectations. Could easily put down twice as many of these than a normal wheat ale.

ranthonyb34, Mar 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

TheRuss9585, Mar 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

DaveD56, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of radiantdesigner
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

radiantdesigner, Mar 28, 2012
Blackbeary Wheat from Long Trail Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.