Belgian White - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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355 Ratings
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 3
Gots: 23 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Sam Adams White Ale glass.

Pours a cloudy pale yellow. Initially a nice sized one finger thick white head that settles to a lace sheen layer. No lace or head remains.

Brew smells of wheat and coriander, pale malts. Not much else. Average nose.

Brew is thinner than other wits I have had. Decent orange and spice, lacking on the yeasty thickness that you should expect. A easy mellow drinker that finishes uneventful. A thin feel really hurts. The flavors are a little flat as well; orange and almost a lemon zest at the end. Meh.

Not a go to brew for wits by any stretch. An OK brew, but not much going on with it. Good price point, who knows maybe I got a bad bottle. I suspect it is just average at best on its freshest date though. Average at best.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass:

A: cloudy, light yellow colored body with about a half finger of white foamy head that lasted about one minute. The lacing that was left was lightly foamy and had some unbroken rings that were uneven around the glass.

S: centered around the citrus and wheat. Some light spices were in the background and some coriander in the back.

T: citrus and the wheat, nicely blended. It had a tangy aftertaste.

M: medium with a fair amount of carbonation hitting the mouth.

O: this was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. I'm glad I got a six pack of this.

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.65/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Colour is a pale, hazy orange-wheat. Head is half-finger in height and fades to a thin, wispy layer on top. Small amounts of visible carbonation.

Smell: Aromas of coriander, orange zest, wheat, and yeast are mild but blend together very nicely.

Taste: Acidic and bitter. This reminds me of something along the lines of mandarin-flavoured seltzer. All of the pleasant aromas crashed into one another and formed one confused and noisy flavour.

Mouthfeel: Light body, lots of carbonation, finishes a little sticky.

Overall: This brew leaves something to be desired. While everything about this beer is nice and light, the taste is just not pleasing. It is uninteresting and best left for those days where you need a beer to bring to a BBQ in the summer.

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3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into a standard drinking glass. Oh, the difficulties of being at the parents' house.

A: A very cloudy yellow/orange, like light orange juice. 1 finger head dissipates quickly, but lacing stays true throughout.

S: An easy wheat smell, but with definite oranges upon closer inspection. Very satisfying and easy going.

T: Lots of orange, slowly dissolving into lots of wheaty malt on the back.

M: Sits rather heavy, feels a little full, especially at the end. Very carbonated.

O: A solid 3.5; good, but there are better witbiers. I think the heaviness is what does it for me; it kind of gets stuck in my throat. Still, tasty and smells good. An overall pleasant experience. And the bear on the bottle is cute.

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Belgian White from Long Trail Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.