hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber. Pours kinda of a hazy yellow. Nice to have a white in the winter. Too much perfume taste in this beer hurts it. Decent for the money though.
pete4999 (1027) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Colter Bay in Buffalo. Iím a big Long Trail fan, but I gotta say, this is the worst of the Brewmaster series so far, IMO. Perhaps itís just cause Iím not as big a fan of the style as I am of the coffee stouts. It had a nice yellow pour with a decent head. Taste was slightly fruity, but overwhelmingly spicy at the end. Citrus, coriander, pepper. The finish started to get offputting after awhile, and I quit after 2 pints. I might drink it again if itís the best beer available, but Iím not going to rush out and buy a bomber of it.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Brazen Head. Poured a totally flat, headless and lifeless cloudy urine color, but thatís probably a result of a dodgy tap. Aromas of wheaty malt, lemon, orange and spices. Sweet and flowery honey, orange and lemon flavors laced with a complex herbal package--coriander for sure, but also maybe fennel seed and ginger as well. Reminiscent of the Coney Island Albino Python. For some reason this one really kicked me in the head booze-wise. Too strong and busy for a session Wit, and too light and citrusy for a winter specialty ale, but an interesting concoction nonetheless.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a golden color with a nice head. The aroma was orange and wheat. The flavor was oranges, coriander, wheat, and sweet malts. The was extremely balanced and very smooth. I really enjoyed this.
RickTStiles (735) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a light golden color reminiscent of apple juice. There is a small disappearing white head and no lacing. Aroma is orange peel, peach, pineapple, jolly-rancher and yeast. Taste is slightly bitter but very well balanced overall. citrus notes and other fruits compliment yeast presence. Finishes soft but very pleasant. A fairly simple but happy and satisfying beer.
dlovell2 (721) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Long Trail Brewery. Cloudy Golden Color with white head. Citrus aroma. Citrus taste with corriander and alcohol burn finish. This beer is pretty much the same as the belgian white but the coriander is more potent and the stong alcohol finish.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours a cloudy bright lemon yellow color with a big, fluffy alabaster head that slowly diminishes and leaves lots of lacing inside the glass. Aroma is of nice malts and spicy yeast with distinctive lemon citrus. Taste is of nice malts and yeast well blended with lemon citrus. Crisp, light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Ending is of spice, lemon and sweet malt notes.
Dacrza (502) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another beer-basket gift from Bob--danke! Dark, malty-looking body frames a strange picture in a weisen tumbler.... body is rather clear with a foamy off-white head... fruity yet medium-bodied, somewhat malty fragrance--a bit off in some respects... thin, swift texture.... average effervescence.. chewy when held between the back teeth... an odd amalgamation of malt and wheat--defintely a unique attempt at a "winter" brew--an empty, almost lagerish aftertaste leaves the experience rather flat.... Long Trailís beers tend to have a light, fizzy presence; I applaud their attempt to produce something more substantial... not sure how this would session--I like my winters a bit more complex...
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Never have I had a witbier quite this perfect. Smooth, yet complex. Citrusy, yet not acidic. Sweet, but not cloying. This witbier is refreshing and well-balanced with hints of lemon, malt, and very light hops. Enjoy this in moderation, as it is very unnoticeably strong.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Blue Dog in Chalfont, PA. Slightly hazy golden pour with thin white film head. Aroma was mild citrus and yeast. Flavor was basic citrus, spice and yeast. Thin body and sweeter than most whites. I was a bit disappointed in this one, I expected more from Long Trail here.