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Brew Review: Long Trail Belgian Wheat

I decided to go off the beaten track a bit on Friday, and try Long Trail’s Belgian White.  I should stay to the beaten track more often.

Drank straight from the bottle, so I can’t really comment on colour.  The nose was very strongly of wheat, with some mild citrus and coriander notes up front.

Plenty of carbonation in the taste, which starts with some mild orange/citrus flavours before the wheat body of the beer comes in completely and utterly dominates the beer.  It has a very dry, flat wheat taste through most of the beer.  It’s not very pleasant, not very flavourful, and really lingers on the tongue.  There’s no nice crisp and refreshing finish, just a long wheaty finish with each sip.  I did not enjoy finishing this bottle.

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If I can just stop one person from trying this beer, my time, money and sacrificed taste-buds will be worth it.


Brew Review-Long Trail Harvest Ale

Long Trail Harvest Ale is a seasonal English style brown ale brewed in Vermont, and it is available from September through November. After the pour, there was a  about a finger width worth of froth head.  Its appearance is mostly auburn in color.  The nose has roasted malts, caramel, earthy, and a fruit aroma in the background.  The taste is for the most part dominated by toasted malts, but it also has a nutty caramel flavor with a little earthy kick from the hops.  Thinner and lighter mouthfeel than I was expecting.  A good drinkable beer to get if you are in Vermont or elsewhere in New England, but there are better options in this category.

Cheers,
Donald “Don” Von Matterhorn
Vice-Chairman
Revelry and Recreational Sports Division
Von Matterhorn Industries International Unlimited Global Inc.

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