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Belgian White - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our Belgian White Ale is modeled after the original Belgian Witbiers brewed in monasteries during the early 14th century. The soft notes of citrus and spice are topped with a light, fluffy head that finishes clean and crisp. This fresh and natural ale is our summer seasonal brew, perfect for lounging lake-side or celebrating trail’s end…ENJOY!

12 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2008)
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5/5  rDev +44.9%

thampel09, May 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +44.9%

kb2250, Feb 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

kcc, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of joe7530
4.65/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best witbiers I've had.

Great on a summer day; A a fews step up from a Bluemoon, but not as heavy as a Franziskaner or other hefeweizens.

Clean wheat taste that lasts after you drink it and has a good smell as well.

I always choose it as a solid, moderately priced witbier and Long Trail is a great company as well.

joe7530, May 24, 2012
Photo of Rehtakul
4.65/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I'll start off by saying that Long Trail is, by far, my favorite brewery on the planet. I've loved every LT I've ever tried, and this one is no exception. Interesting how every beer drinker has that one brewery that just 'does it'. Long Trail is that brewery for me. But I digress.... back to the brew. The appearance is well above average for an American wit. Very nice yellow~orange 'cloud'. (Ah....the cloud.) The aroma, well, on a scale of 1 - 10, I would have to say a strong 9. Aside from the orange/coriander nose, there's something else that's hard to pinpoint, but very pleasant. The taste of this offering is well above average, IMO. The citrus/spice balance is just perfect. This is definitely one of the highest 'drinkability' brews I've come across in quite a while. As american Belgian White's go, I rate this very highly. On par with, say, Weyerbacher's Blanche.(My fav US BW so far). If you like Blue Moon, (and I do...), do yourself a huge favor and track this one down if you can. Experience what a true American Belgian White can be. You won't be disappointed.

Rehtakul, Jun 28, 2008
Photo of MattBrooks
4.55/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Okay, so anyone who knows me, knows I love Long Trail beers. That being said, I was surprised to find this beer in a store recently. I was unaware it was now available. So, I grabbed a six and headed home.

Upon pouring this brew, the aromas of lemon, orange and coriander waft up from the glass delicately and without purpose.

There is very little carbonation to this beer, some purists may want to see more, but I think it adds heavily to the drinkability of this beer; although it may take away from the overall mouthfeel.

All in all, an excellent new offering in a category that seems to be getting a little too much attention lately. Yeah, I'm talking to you- B-M-C!

MattBrooks, Apr 26, 2008
Photo of jsisko01
4.53/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, light yellow color (almost looks like orange juice) with an inch and a half thick head that last about 2 minutes. I don't see foam like this very often.. it looks nice.

Smell - Citrus, lemon zest, wheat, and some spices. I'm pretty sure coriander is present.

Taste - The strongest flavor that stands out is the lemon zest, along with citrus.. There's definitely a few spices in there but I can only point out the coriander. Has a tangy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - I like the zing it gives your tongue on contact. Has a medium to mild body with plenty of carbonation.

Overall - This is a really great beer. I would drink it on a regular basis if I didn't have acid reflux aha

jsisko01, Nov 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Fermenticusrex, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

hockeyfighter19, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of callahwj
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

callahwj, May 20, 2012
Photo of TommyW
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Yellow/orange and cloudy body with a thick white head.

S- Nice aroma of fermented malt, organge/lemon peel and coriander.

T- Very nice. Slight notes of orange and lemon with more dominate notes of coriander and soured malts.

M- Very smooth and full. Nice level of carbonation.

D- Prior to this beer I wasn't a big fan of this style, but this one really change my opinion. A must try.

TommyW, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of gmichaela
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

gmichaela, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of mrgrinch
4.45/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - a nice grapefruit yellow. Mega-carbonation. Clear and refreshing.

Smell - nice citrus notes with a sweet, almost cookie scent.

Taste - This beer really tastes good. It has a prominent fruity taste, with a bit of flowery sweetness as well. The taste follows the smell very much. Not much spice--which I think is great.

Mouthfeel - This beer a bit soda-like. And that is not bad. It is not creamy, the texture is light, but not really thin.

Drinkability - This beer is going down very easily. Definitely among my favorite of this variety. Beats Hoegaarden by miles and miles!!

mrgrinch, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of chicagoish
4.43/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a huge fan of Whites. I'm more a Hop head. But our local distributor does a "beer Club" of sorts and this was part of the current selection. I was very impressed with the clean citrus taste of this White. I can't recommend this as an everyday beer, but as a change of pace on warm summer day this will fit the bill. The lemony citrus taste is very much up front and the finish is clean. Go try one...

chicagoish, May 02, 2009
Photo of DevilDogBeer
4.35/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Long Trail Belgian White pours a gorgeous hazy gold from the bottle with a one finger bright white head. The bubbles are medium size and fade slowly to a thin wisp but do not completely fade away. There is a fine lacing down the glass that slowly fades after the sip. The smell is citrusy with slight hints of clove. The taste is true to the smell with a citrus and clove front followed by a slightly bitter aftertaste. The beer has good body but is not filling or heavy. Belgian White is definitely drinkable and a great addition to the Long Trail Family! Cheers!

DevilDogBeer, Apr 18, 2008
Photo of erosier
4.33/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a bright yellow with a tall and airy white head that settles and then laces the glass somewhat on the way down. It has the smell of sweet malts, some citrisy aroma and spices present. The taste is good for a beligian white. It has a nice light backbone of sweet malts, some spices, and then some orange flavor. The mouthfeel is good - very crisp and fresh feeling which makes it a very drinkable beer. Well worth a try as this is a very good witbier.

erosier, Mar 28, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
4.33/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz, single bottle just copped from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
Recommended to me by the in-house beer manager, I was glad I purchased this one... Pours a hazy, cloudy, murky, light, straw-colored appearance with a decent-sized frothy head that quickly receded and left a fair amount of lacing around the glass...
Sweet, fruity smell bursting with fresh florals and citrus essences...
Great creamy, sweet, flavor with noticeable hints of ripe fruits, pears, apples, and bananas...
Creamy, rich mouthfeel along with an excellent level of drinkability... probably one of the best Long Trail beers I've sampled and a terrific summer-time beer for sure...
Recommended...

dsa7783, May 04, 2008
Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.33/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.

A: Poured a hazy, bright golden yellow with cloudy whisps of yeast clinging to the sides of the glass.

S: Smells faintly sweet and peppery, with a mild citrus and funky wheat aroma to the nose. Pretty light and clean smelling, though.

T: Taste is light and sweet, with hints of orange zest and coriander, and a slight citrus hop with a zesty, white peppery zing. Pretty good.

M: Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, if only for the slightly chewy yeast.

D: I could put down a 6 of this Belgian White with great ease. A very drinkable flavor and modest ABV add to the authentic replication of a drinkable and popular Belgian style. Nicely done.

Long trail scores a hit here, in my opinion. Flavorful enough to satisfy without bogging you down with any intense, one-off tastes. Long Trail did this one just right.

Gambrinus1184, Jul 27, 2008
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - cloudy bright yellow color with a big fluffy white head that stayed around for most of the glass.

S - lemon/citrus and some yeast in the aroma.

T - citrus tartness upfront is balanced out with a light sweetness on the finish.

F - light, crisp and very refreshing.

D - nice taste and extremely easy to drink.

JoeyBeerBelly, Nov 30, 2008
Photo of Cooker_stp
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Cooker_stp, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of hackomal
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

hackomal, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of GuyNamedSid
4.2/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell- Subtle Wheat/Citrus

Looks- BLONDE

Taste- Light and airy. Definite orange flavor but not overwhelming.

Overall - Definite second purchase. Perfect for hot summer days when you're looking for a great refreshment to kick back with and enjoy!

GuyNamedSid, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Boppar
4.2/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had it on-tap at The Barley House in Concord, NH. This review is based on the pack I picked up later.

A: Beautiful straw-colored body. Pours a generous two-fingers of head.

S: Blueberries, lemon peel, wheat.

T: In addition to the expected lemon and coriander taste, there is a distinct blueberry and orange presence.

M: Not too thick, but with enough substance to let you know you're drinking a beer.

D: Even for a highly-drinkable style, this baby stands out in the crowd.

An excellent summer beer.

Boppar, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of obywan59
4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pale lightly cloudy yellow with a 2 finger white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass and a partial light film over the beer. Light lacing. Occasional huge bubbles of carbonation.

Somewhat earthy Belgian aroma reminiscent of a Saisson without the funkiness. Light citrus and noticably spicy. Every now and then, some toasted wheat.

Tangy wheat,tart citrus and bold coriander. Some light bitterness in the middle. Tasty.

Light bodied with a bit of stickiness. A sting of carbonation on the tongue, and a burn in the throat.

A great summer beer. Light, tasty, and very easy to drik.

obywan59, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of dtreindl
4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clean, crisp, refreshing, with a clear citrus flavor. Not strong on the Belgian yeastiness, but that's not needed for this one. I found it to be perfect for a hot summer afternoon. No bitterness or sticky sweetness. Quite delicious in my humble opinion.

dtreindl, Jul 16, 2011
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Belgian White from Long Trail Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.