Belgian White - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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2.93/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured a hazy orange-gold with a frothy white head.
The smell was a powerful blast of citrus -- almost like Orange Crush crossed with lemon Pledge, with a somewhat synthetic-smelling perfumy aspect to it. I detected some bready yeast as well, but not a lot of the coriander spice characteristic of the style.
Taste was overly fruity as well. It went way beyond the orange zest and hints of lemon I associate with witbier -- it seriously bordered on tasting like a CapriSun, except for a trace of hops and big wheaty notes offsetting it slightly.
It did have a nice crisp, refreshing mouthfeel and it went down very easily, but this really reminded me more of a fruit drink than an honest-to-goodness beer.
For good American renditions of this style, I'd stick with Celis White (still out there -- brewed by Michigan Brewing Company), Allagash White or Victory's Whirlwind Wit.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2008 00:46:48 | More by eberkman
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