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Mostly Cloudy | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#41,793
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
334
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
3.34
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
130
Trade:
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i love a good wit in the summer, and this is better than its ratings i think, but for me it left a little to be desired. for one, the spice complexion seems overdone to me. i get coriander and orange peel of course, but i also get lemon rind, black pepper, clove, and allspice or something rather autumnal and pungent that takes it out of summer a little bit for me. makes it not quite refresh as hard, and thats one of the best features of the style. still, it has a lot going for it, plenty of body and carbonation makes it feel really nice on the palate. its also quite interesting, more flavorful than many and certainly not generic. the spices linger long though, and there is a bitterness that doesnt really belong. i like that these new beers are coming out from long trail, its been awhile since they released a bunch of cool new beers, but this one isnt the best of the recent crop. ill try it again in the fall, i think with the spices and the body it might work better in that context.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Long Trail "Mostly Cloudy" Unfiltered Belgian White
12 oz. brown glass bottle, coded "03/18/14 3504 B(?) - almost 5 mos. old
$7.99/six pack @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

While I object to Long Trail's use of the term "Belgian" on their label (as it's clearly not from Belgium), I can hardly complain about the beer itself. It follows the witbier style closely, and displays bright and fresh aromatics and flavors. The nose is full of soft coriander and orange peel, and the flavor is gently malty and just slightly tart with notes of orange, lemon, and some more dusty coriander. The bitterness is kept well in-check, and along with the light note of subtle tartness and very delicate spiciness it's really well-balanced. Some wheat character is apparent in the maltiness, especially across the middle; and there's a subtle touch of earthiness in the finish that's probably coming from a combination of wheat, yeasty chalkiness, dull coriander, and leafy and grassy hops. This is a style that many brewers over-do in one way or another (too much malt, too much spice, too much yeast character, too much hop flavor - or all of the above!) but that's not the case here. It's lively and bright, and remarkably refreshing, but also complex enough that you don't get bored with it.
Kudos to Long Trail for staying focused because sometimes balance is everything!

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3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light and slightly cloudy yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lemon, wheat, mild Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of lemon and other citrus fruits followed by some breadiness from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is very mild but expected for this kind of beer and it’s enough to create a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly tart.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Small head, especially for the style. Little lace--just some spots. Mildly cloudy with an orange-gold color.

Sour and wheaty to the nose. Reminds me of a lightly soured lambic.

The flavor is light with a bit of orange rind sourness. I find it refreshing but not complex. It has a semi-sweet, but short, aftertaste. Good body.

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3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Cloudy pale yellow hues brew, great looking lace. Light aroma with some spicing and bready malt. Lighter bodied with sufficient crispness. Maltiness comes off a little wet, like cracker-like tone meets a modest orange peel and coriander tone. A decent try but not much pops here, still worth a go if you are into Witbiers.

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3.4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Hannaford part of the summer 12 pack.
Pours a hazy dark straw color with a huge fluffy bone white head that persists forever leaving plenty of stickies on the way down the glass. Bready malt with light floral and lemony hop aroma. Light hint of something sour in there as well, I imagine old lemon juice. The flavor is light bready spicy malt with bits of lemony citrus. Light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a watery crisp mouthfeel. There's not a whole lot going on here, its an easy to drink light brew, but frankly a bit unremarkable.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Mostly Cloudy from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 334 ratings
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