Blackbeary Wheat | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Blackbeary WheatBlackbeary Wheat

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This brew combines 2-Row Pilsen malt, a hint of Crystal malt, and of course, plenty of malted wheat. A hint of blackberry at the finish makes this beer a real thirst quencher! For the health conscious, Blackbeary Wheat has less than 6 grams of carbs and only 110 calories per bottle!

10 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-08-2002

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Ratings: 736 |  Reviews: 321
Photo of puboflyons
3.42/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 13, 2013.

The pour is pale yellow with a huge white head and pretty good clarity.

As promised, blackberries are the key ester on the nose along with grainy barley malts and a clean, crisp hop feel.

The body is light but creamy.

The taste also expresses itself loudly with blackberries, which I happen to love, grains, herbs, a hint of citrus, and a clean finish. Very nice for the style.

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Photo of outoffocus
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of WesWes
3.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The beer pours a light gold color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is light and grainy. It has a wheat zing to it with a weak blackberry scent. The taste is average. It's light and refreshing. There has a wheat taste with a very weak blackberry flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a very average fruit beer. My advice: add more fruit and increase the ratio of wheat malts to pale base grains. There is hardly any flavor here. If this didn't say blackberry on the bottle I never would have known.

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Photo of hozersr
3.02/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tigg924
3.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear, straw gold in color, medium carbonation, no head

Smell: blackberries and wheat

Taste: wheat, grass, and a big dose of blackberries towards the end towards the end.

Mouthfeel: medium/light bodied, high carbonation, crisp

Drinkability: A nice light lager with a good, but not overpowering taste. Not the most complex beer. A summer treat and a favorite from Long Trail. This is an excellent camping beer that I could have six of in the summer and a couple in other seasons.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.53/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
2.73/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

At a friends house for a barbeque, someone had purchased a sixer of Blackbeary from Long Trail, which I had not yet tried.

Appearance is a light yellow, looks kinda like a pils, more so than what I would expect from a wheat beer. It has a very thin white head that quickly changes into a ring. There are bubbles rising from bottom to top, as if it was ginger ale or something of the like.
It smells sweet, notes of corn, sugar, and faint blackberry. Upon taking my first taste, more of that blackberry noted on the label is coming out. It went down fairly easy and the mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Drinkability is so-so, I decided against having any more of these that were waiting in the fridge. This particular beer seems best suited for someone who enjoys "hard lemonade" and other offerings in that niche category.

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Haybeerman
3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear gold/yellow color. Poured a 2 finger fizzy white head that dissipated to a thin skim. Decanted continually. Broken rings of lacing.

S- Sweet wheat malt, hay and grass. Definitely blueberries; fresh and sweet.

T: Blackberries much more prominent than the nose. Bready wheat malt in the middle. Fizzy and light finish with lingering blueberry flavor.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation. Sweet, crisp and refreshing.

D: Sweet blueberry flavor wears on me a bit, but without that flavor, there is little else.

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Photo of wrightst
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of jmdrpi
2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

appears very pale, light straw color. thin whispy head. smells like an adjuct lager with a bit of wheat and berry.

taste has just a touch of wheat, with black berry flavor that is not too strong.

body is thin and fizzy. easy to drink, just not very great tasting. very odd choice to include in a winter variety pack, as this seems like a summer beer, thirst quencher type.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.03/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a very clear pale gold with a thin white head that quickly recessed. Visible carbonation was very strong.

S: very fruity bursting with fresh berries which overpowes any yeasty aroma.

T: The dominant flavor was fruity with sugar coated berries and was clean and sharp. The flavor was almost juice like with hardly any other distinguishable character. Not well balanced as the berries overpowered and took away the beer quality making this drink like a kids juice box.

M: light, fizzy and very sweet on the tongue.

D: To sweet and fruity to drink much more then one at a time.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.95/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Light yellow with a thin head.

S-Light wheat and blackberry. Pretty mellow smelling beer.

T-By no means a very flavorful beer. However the light blackberry flavor combined with the wheat aftertaste is not too shabby.

M-Very light. High carbonation. Watery.

D-This beer is quite drinkable. No overpowering flavors and the alcohol content is low. Easily able to drink a sixpack. A nice beer to drink when its hot out. Take it for what it is. A relaxed mix of wheat and berry. This beer is waaay better than its rating in my opinion. Its light, refreshing, and has my favorite fruit...nothing wrong here!

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Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of jbaker67
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My beer store is stocking this now so I threw this in a mix and match sixer (2.50 base price)

A - Wow for a fruit beer I didn't expect it to have such a light yellow color. No head to speak of and very little carbonation
S - Smells kind of like slight sour blackberries.
T - Mostly wheat with very little berry flavor which is why it got a better rating than berry weiss I guess.
M - Too light for my liking and it fells little like beer to tell you the truth. More like champagne.
D - I don't think I want any more of this. It was ok to try but really not that great of a fruit beer.

Overall this makes me want to go to my fridge and crack a Lennie Berry Weiss.

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Photo of grahuba
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of akorsak
2.85/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a 12 oz bottle purchased at the Brewery about 1 month ago and served in a standard tumbler.

A: The beer is quite pale with little visible carbonation and no head, basically slightly fizzy colored water.

S: There is a slight malt aroma and a wee hint of berry but not much else.

T: The ale has a very subtle berry flavor that finishes long and is very dry. That lasting flavor finishes somewhat bitter as well. As for hops and malts, look elsewhere.

M: The fruit is a little to subtle and tart to be truly enjoyable.

D: The ale has a very light flavor, maybe good for a post lawn-mowing session, otherwise it is way too bland.

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Photo of maximum12
2.43/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Possibly the palest beer I have ever laid eyes on, yellow seems to be giving it too much credit for color. Pale, very pale, almost clear. The bubbles in this beer are rising towards the top at roughly 73MPH. Up my nose goes distinct wheat, faint fruitiness (the blackberry?) & a nose-wrinkling, indefinable funk. That doesn't smell promising.

Sip. Not offensive, but the funk is still there. Not much else. A faint hint of the berries & a rather unpleasant crusty taste. Rather like a tap line that hasn't been cleaned in a good long time.

Not a very good beer. That's OK. If I liked everything, how could I ever choose just one to drink?

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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