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Blackbeary Wheat - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
72
okay

657 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 18.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 34 | 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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MattXT

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -3.2%

01-25-2014 22:27:29 | More by MattXT
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WestPAWalker

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +29%

01-25-2014 11:43:59 | More by WestPAWalker
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JLT

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-20-2014 17:14:35 | More by JLT
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Vogey77

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

01-09-2014 20:32:34 | More by Vogey77
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jrand2621

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-09-2014 13:01:13 | More by jrand2621
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

01-06-2014 15:51:37 | More by Rhf9120
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Owl-Head

Maine

4.36/5  rDev +40.6%
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

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2014 08:29:56 | More by Owl-Head
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TaborTime

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-05-2014 23:51:30 | More by TaborTime
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Mstezano

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +29%

01-02-2014 02:39:52 | More by Mstezano
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twenteone

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

12-29-2013 04:20:57 | More by twenteone
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -3.2%

12-24-2013 21:37:42 | More by aqualung23
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -3.2%

12-21-2013 15:08:19 | More by ColForbinBC
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MichaelAllenVT

Vermont

3/5  rDev -3.2%

12-18-2013 16:20:16 | More by MichaelAllenVT
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k_clarkie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +29%

12-16-2013 04:00:32 | More by k_clarkie
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srw

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

12-12-2013 04:23:52 | More by srw
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Hefeweizie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +29%

12-11-2013 16:55:40 | More by Hefeweizie
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HeadieBrews

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

12-11-2013 04:11:54 | More by HeadieBrews
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MeganPhillips

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

12-02-2013 20:07:27 | More by MeganPhillips
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New_Northerner

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-25-2013 04:12:58 | More by New_Northerner
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Enriquehopnog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +21%

11-12-2013 21:14:50 | More by Enriquehopnog
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digitalflood

New York

3.75/5  rDev +21%

11-12-2013 00:55:46 | More by digitalflood
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BodiesLexus

New York

3/5  rDev -3.2%

10-27-2013 02:40:39 | More by BodiesLexus
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squack

New York

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

10-23-2013 10:44:39 | More by squack
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AdamElb

New York

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

10-22-2013 02:00:14 | More by AdamElb
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

2.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I have to be honest and begin with a disclaimer: I hate Blackbeary Wheat. I really do. And, don't get me wrong, I really appreciate a good Long Trail Ale, as well as many of their other offerings.

A: Piss yellow & clear.

S: Kind of like Bud Light if you threw some berries in.

T: Same as above. Way too light.

M: Good enough.

O: Like I said, I'm biased. To me, Blackbeary Wheat is just the beer that flatlander college students at UVM drink to look cool because they can't stomach a Long Trail Ale. This seems to me a poor example of a poorly made, light beer masquerading as something refined and special. And, like I said, don't get me wrong, I had my Long Trail phase. And I would never turn down their Ale, Double Bag, or anything else--except for this. Try it for yourself, but if you are looking for a respectable, well-made craft beer, I'd look elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 22:47:58 | More by BTVflatlander
Blackbeary Wheat from Long Trail Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.