Mostly Cloudy | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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78
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332 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
longtrail.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A mostly cloudy body is capped with a light, fluffy head that reveals soft notes of citrus and spices. Whether you prefer partly sunny or mostly cloudy, this brew will happily keep your glass half full.

Mostly Cloudy is modeled after the original Belgian Witbiers brewed in monasteries during the 14th Century. We’ve refined the recipe of our Belgian White, given the packaging a new look and released it under the new name, Mostly Cloudy—although it pairs equally well with sunrays and cloudy days.

Added by puboflyons on 03-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
332
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
13.86%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
129
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 332 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of ADoshi9999
1/5  rDev -70.5%

Photo of RHB33
1.75/5  rDev -48.4%

Photo of dudd
1.84/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of fx20736
1.9/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Bought a 6 pack from Southtown Beverages late Sept 2015. Served cold in a Duvel tulip.

Look: hazy lemon yellow, no head or lacing.

Smell: not sure what that smell is

Taste: no idea

Feel: ok

Overall: bad beer

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Photo of kenstogie
2/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Fe fi fo fum......Ho hum

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Photo of thgreatrandini
2/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Whatsmyname
2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of Hombo3
2.4/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of theBubba
2.42/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A sad example of a Witbier. After a good pour into my Weissen glass the huge head literally disappeared in 6 seconds leaving me with a glass of what looked like a urine sample.
Taste was that of a watered down real Witbier with a slightly bitter after taste that just doesn't fit the style. Smell was...well you really had to sniff very hard...unexceptional.
All in all a poor representation of the style. Maybe that's why I paid 5 bucks for a six pack.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of rorjets
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

This Long Trail Mostly Cloudy Belgian White has a peculiar perfume-like flavor that wasn't sweet, but very fragrant. Definitely an odd flavor. Not my favorite beer for this style. Probably why it was so discounted when I bought it.

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Photo of brpendergast85
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dunix
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of wroywel
2.59/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of superhero_sam
2.7/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Good overall feel and smell. Taste is a bit stale, however. After taste is slightly burnt.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Brutus627
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of cbutova
2.76/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours less cloudy than expected into a goblet with a pale straw yellow body. A fizzy head forms but dies very quickly to almost nothing and lacing just doesn't happen here.

S- Lacks the robust strength of aroma that is often found in the style. Hints of coriander, tart oranges, wheat bread and general Belgian yeast spiciness.

T- A really laidback brew even compared to some of the lighter versions of this style. Soft spiciness leads to hints of lemon and orange citrus, coriander, herbal tones, cracked wheat and pale fruit like white grapes.

MF- The appearance makes a bit more sense as the brew is very light on the palate with just a fizzy texture and slight foaminess; really comes off quite thin.

I usually equate Long Trail with having a rich, full-bodied brew and even for a summer seasonal this one comes off thin and too tame for what is usually a flavorful style.

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Photo of sachie23
2.83/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
2.85/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a flute.

Appearance: Cloudy gold wbracelet to a white head rising maybe half a finger's length. Drops quick with zero lacing.

Smell: bland hops. No bueno at the very best.

Taste: Little sour, lightly malty. I'm trying to like this beer but it's a little tough.

Mouth: Comes and goes with a medium carbonation.

Overall: Ehh, I have had way better...came in a sampler which I could always hand off to my buddies which is the best purpose for the brew. No disrespect for Long trail, I love a lot of their beers but this did nothing for me. Salud!

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Photo of xNoQuarterX
2.86/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

kind of a foul smell

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Photo of Darkmagus82
2.86/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy golden color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a sour lemon smell mixed with a good amount of a biscuit aroma. A bit of wheat bread and some coriander as well as a little bit of orange and a light grassy smell are there as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather dry flavor, with just a bit of a cracker flavor and a bit of yeast and coriander spice. As the flavor advances a very light orange and lemon flavor develop on the tongue bringing just a hint of sweetness and sourness to the profile. Along the same time, a bit of graininess and some light grassy and moderately hay-like flavors develop on the tongue as well. The yeasty flavors grow stronger as the taste moves to the end, leaving a rather bland and dry flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. With little flavor, an even higher carbonation and thinner body may have been more appropriate for the brew.

Overall – Not a brew I would go to again. For the most part it was very low on the flavor profile with the flavors not even really being that good. While I understand that at 4.7 % abv. that I will not get a flavor powerhouse, this one is actually less flavorful and more offensive then most low cal. brews.

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Photo of TomMahan
2.88/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Mostly Cloudy from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.39 out of 5 based on 332 ratings.
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