Belgian White | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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80
good
355 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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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:
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
355
Reviews:
157
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
16.09%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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Photo of GuyNamedSid
4.18/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell- Subtle Wheat/Citrus

Looks- BLONDE

Taste- Light and airy. Definite orange flavor but not overwhelming.

Overall - Definite second purchase. Perfect for hot summer days when you're looking for a great refreshment to kick back with and enjoy!

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Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of YoPo
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of morlboroburn
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Tank77
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Trent
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of TeamAlphaDoG
1/5  rDev -71.3%

Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Weischej
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of magine
2.92/5  rDev -16.1%
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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Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of BrewVet
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of TheRicker
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of tfitzg2
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of JeleReviews
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
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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Photo of joe7530
4.62/5  rDev +32.8%
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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Photo of Stockfan42
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of EkimGram
2.74/5  rDev -21.3%
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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Photo of callahwj
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of beerme626
3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
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.
3.48 out of 5 based on 355 ratings.
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