Blackbeary Wheat - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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696 Ratings

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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 49 | 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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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, pale yellow color with one finger of fluffy, white head that fades slowly to a thin cap with a trailing curtain of lace.

Aroma: Strong, syrupy berry aroma over a wheat malt base - straightforward. The berry aroma is pretty dominate.

Taste: A nice, dry wheat malt base upfront with a medium body get things started, then some mild sweetness towards the middle and thinning out for the finish where the blackberry show up with some metallic notes.

The Rest: I'm not a huge fruit beer guy, but this one isn't too bad. It's still a one and done for me, but it's a decent wheat with a fairly balanced fruit finish.

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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2.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The smell is very odd. Yes it smells like blackberries but almost too much, almost fake or a bit rotten. I can't quite place it.

Very light in color and fruity. Got it in a sampler pack and would probably never purchase this beer alone. It was worth a try but nothing special IMO.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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2/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this is underrated on BA, no doubt. pours a brightly bubbling golden color with a short white head. smell can be a little off-putting at first, with a decaying berry kind of weird fermenty smell. i think it smells like fresh summer beer, but thats just me. flavor is what its all about, and this tastes good. lots of light wheat malt and a healthy dose of fresh berries on the back end. not as all sweet, i think its an amazingly well balanced fruit beer. in a summer beer, mouthfeel is a huge factor, and i like the lighter body and active carbonation of this easy drinker. its one after the other all day with these. you need a beer like that sometimes. good stuff in my book.

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4/5  rDev +28.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.58/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured...well. like an average beer. Same for the color. I find it hard to say more.

Same for the smell, except for the blackberry aroma that comes through. Otherwise there is nothing worth mentioning.

This is a thin, (as in no body...even a Blue Moon has more substance) watery brew, with a slightly bitter aftertaste, which surprises me as I got no sense of hops with my first smell. I'd let this one go by. If your looking for fruit, try a Blue Point Blueberry.

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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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?

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