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Blackbeary Wheat - Long Trail Brewing Co.

Blackbeary WheatBlackbeary Wheat

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627 Ratings

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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 18.71%

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 kelticblood


3.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a small head that quickly dissapeared into nothing.A clear light straw yellow in color.A malty fruit aroma that didnt smell distinct of blackberries.Overly crisp mouthfeel that has the feel and harshness of a seltzer water.Wheat finish with a citrus twist.Very dry finish with a tiny hint of bitterness.Light bodied and somewhat watery.No lacing present on the appearance.A fruity taste which doesnt have a "berry" flavor to it.Tastes of lemon,wheat,fruit,citrus,
with a highly carbonated mouthfeel.Overall average but I think long trail could do better.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2003 08:23:41 | More by kelticblood
Photo of nixhecks

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear gold color with a foamy white head - plenty of carbonation, looks very light. Aroma is soft and crisp, with a hint of blackberries - not as much as I expected. The same is true with the flavor as the fruit taste is much more slight than say, Pete's Strawberry Blond. The majority of the flavor is like a mix between a pilsner and a wheat ale, with a sweetness of blackberry on the far finish. The mouthfeel is very light and bubbly, goes good with the style. I think an unfiltered version of this would add to the character, but this is a good light drinking summer beer that anyone would enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2003 13:43:11 | More by nixhecks
Photo of BittRnessabounds


2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I should start this off by saying, I'm not much of a fan of fruit beers, and this beer did nothing to change my opinion. It poured a very light yellow, with a fairly abundant white head that dissipated very quickly. The smell was very sweet with the blackberries dominating. The taste; well I didn't find that there was much of one. There was a hint of blackberry, thankfully not as strong as the smell, and then there was some malt, but nothing all that interesting. I was hoping for some nice yeasty and wheaty flavor, but I didn?t find it. This particular bottle also seemed a bit flat, and didn't give much for mouth feel. All in all this was a very light bodied, sweet beer, that was fairly crisp and somewhat refreshing, but just not my thing.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2003 18:05:04 | More by BittRnessabounds
Photo of EmoBeerGuy

New Hampshire

2.58/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This was not exactly what I was exspecting, and by that I mean, I am disappointed.

Poured with a pretty nice white head, but it disappated quickly. This beer is very very light, much like a bud or coors or any other boring lager type beer. Smells like a lager with strong blackberry notes.

The tast of this beer is just not impressive. Tastes like Bud with a dash of blackberries. I'm not a fruitbeer guy and if your gonna put fruit in your beer you need to at least compliement it or have SOMETHING else going on. This beer tastes like what they call a "snakebite" over in England, Lager with syrup in it.

If I saw this in the store again I'd pass.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2003 17:59:06 | More by EmoBeerGuy
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh


3.9/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I loved the aroma on this beer. Don't be misled, though. Very little blackberry flavor is evident. It poured a clear golden color and was very clean. This is a beer I could drink for hours during the summertime. Very light and refreshing. Perfect for a hot summer day.

The label is pretty humorous, too.

Like I said in my review of the brewery, I wish we could get this beer in Virginia.

Edited 1/21/03

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2002 18:03:08 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
Photo of MaineBeerMan


3.55/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice crystal clear golden color with just a ring of white foam, although it may have been the pour or an older keg. Wonderful aroma of berries that you can pick almost up as soon as they put the glass in front of you. The taste was crisp and clean, but the great berry scent was hardly evident in the flavor. Beer seemed flat and the flavor, though sweet with a bit of malt and berry fruitiness, seemed a bit weak and watery. Other than the smell, I wasn't much impressed with this. I'll have to try a bottle and see if my opinion changes.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2002 19:13:35 | More by MaineBeerMan
Photo of ElGuapo

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

kick ass for the summertime, this brew is clean and smooth. the blackberry aroma is delightful, but a bit misleading because the beer itself does not have a strong blackberry flavor. that is not a bad thing because it is still a great-tasting brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2002 20:26:38 | More by ElGuapo
Photo of IrishRedRock


4.05/5  rDev +30.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2002 15:02:11 | More by IrishRedRock
Photo of beernut7


4.35/5  rDev +40.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2002 18:28:13 | More by beernut7
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