Batch #9 - Hefe (Brown Bag Series) | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TheManiacalOne on 04-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by thecheapies:
Photo of thecheapies
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Almost looks like a watery banana milkshake. Cloudy as fog soup. Blonde and almost illuminated by light refracting off of suspended yeast muck. If the head looked anything better than foam smear, I think I'd feel seriously turned-on right now.

Thick, hefty wheat and white bread with prominent yeast banana (unripe), stanky lemon, pineapple, and a clip of white pepper. Fair note of orange in here, too. Smells like Pineapple-banana-orange Dole spilled on a slice of Wonder Bread. Fantastic.

Bready with thick slices of white, partially stale. Creamy banana and wheat, with an emphasis on the wheat. Banana peels back a bit and gets countered with lemon and orange citrus and yeasty nuttiness. No lingering spice effect, the pepperiness is gone. Tangy gooseberry finish with a flighty bitterness.

Thick, supple, and creamy with a harmonious carbonated crispness. Excellent.

Pretty damn good, despite the initial letdown after the nose.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 4/7/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy yellow color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains wheat, citrus, light caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and hearty malt character. Sweet flavors of citrus, bananas and spices quickly follow. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

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

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

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of PorterThwarter
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of garymuchow
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite dry, that's the thing that sticks out. Smallish head but classic yellow and cloudy look. Fair amount or lacing. Clear banana on the aroma but it didn't show up so much in the flavor. Quite tart along with the dryness and a distinct citrus (lemon flavor). Reasonably full-bodied and decent softness on feel, but also some prickliness.
Good and solid, not exceptional, but good and solid.
On tap at Sweetwater in Burlington.

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Photo of SuperHop18
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Batch #9 - Hefe (Brown Bag Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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