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Belgian White - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

158 Reviews
THE BROS
74
okay

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Reviews: 158
Hads: 356
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 4
Gots: 34 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2008

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
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Reviews: 158 | Hads: 356
Photo of goodbyeohio
1.69/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

cloudy banana-yellow pour into my brooklyn tulip, head is minimal and lacing arrives in small dots. nose is rife with clove essence and an artificial orange zest aroma. there is something vaguely wittish hidden underneath the aformentioned, and a strange candied nut note.

immediate first sip is full of a chemically orange weirdness that causes a sharp metallic bite on the tongue. it is very reminiscent of the newfangled orange scented cleaning sprays which have recently become popular. think leinenkugel's... but instead of finishing with a not-beer refreshing fruit loops soda character, this goes all buttery and weird in the end leaving you with a grainy, bitter skin mess. it's seriously like drinking something not meant for human consumption.

i like witbiers, i like them alot as a matter of fact. this just feels artificial and sloppy from beginning to end, and i have poured the last 2/3 of this 12oz bottle down the drain. i like long trail beers and this is hands-down the worst one i've ever had the displeasure to taste. what a shame, because this would have been my go-to summer beer if the nail had been struck properly on the headish area. (1,162 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

31808 etched onto the bottle, "brewed on" date? I allowed this one to warm up for about 20-30 mins. out of the frig., set it on its side to get the yeast into the mixture and then poured into a Belgian tulip style glass. Medium apricot and cloudy, minor off white head and equally minor slippery lace. Floral, honey filled nose. The early sips reveal clear notes of coriander, ripe bananas, more honey, and some light pepper in the rear. Seems to be a little low on the carbonation scale, I like my wits a bit more bubbly and lively. This is a drinkable and enjoyable enough summer quaffer. Nothing amazing going on here, just a middle of the road take on the style. (666 characters)

Photo of DevilDogBeer
4.36/5  rDev +24.9%
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! (564 characters)

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

Pours a cloudy, lemony yellow. Lots of carbonation, as expected. No head at all.

Smells of lemony/citrus and biscuits/belgian yeast.

Taste is of lemon peel and very clean, crisp belgian malt.

Extremely light and crisp on the tongue. Refreshing.

Very good drinkability, perfect for a summer day. (313 characters)

Photo of Rsobotka
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Straw/ cloudy dark yellow beer.

S-smells like the belgian wit...orangey, with hints of clove and coriander

T-Good taste...better than Hoegaarden...orange, coriander with a citrus bite

M-Refreshing with a summer beer fest taste...reminds me of tiptoeing through the daisys with a girl named violet.

D-Could drink a 6er easily...especially on a warm day at a backyard bbq (375 characters)

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle > Stella glass

This is hazy-white pale yellow color with a full 2" of frothy, but very active pure-white head, mild to low carbonation with some rare bubbles. The carbonation seems mild but the head dissipates quickly and almost totally disapears.

The smell is sweet and tangy citrus fruits with wheat and cinnemon and sour-apples. there's a nice whiff of fresh spices, corriander and lavender at the end.

This is a rather tart, citrus flavor with lemmons and green banana's, corriander and fresh herbs and spices with a pleasant wheat malt edge.

Eventhough this appears stagnant and flat it feels very lively and crisp and with a nice smooth finish. Very light and refreshing overall.

Good stuff for a hot day. (738 characters)

Photo of erosier
4.3/5  rDev +23.2%
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. (466 characters)

Photo of Brad007
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Just saw this today and I was like, "whoa! A new Long Trail beer! Been two years since I've seen one!".

Bottled 2/26/08

Color: Pours a pale white color with a very thin head. A bit cloudy but with good carbonation.

Aroma: Strong aroma with citrus and coriander present. Definitely concentrates on orange out of a possible range of citrus flavors. Aroma is very inviting.

Taste: Smooth and wheatish. Coriander and citrus flavors seem muted here. Dry in the middle. Drinkable at the least.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and dry. Not much citrus or coriander though.

Verdict: The aroma alone is inviting but I feel that the overall taste falls flat. Drinkability is definitely there but what I was hoping to see was a continuation of the aroma in the taste, something that any witbier should be able to do.

Still a good effort but I wouldn't seek it out as a benchmark of the style. (876 characters)

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Belgian White from Long Trail Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.