Erzengel (9504) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2013
Hellgelbe und klare Farbe im Glas, süßlich-fruchtiger Brombeergeruch. Der Antrunk ist etwas wässrig, aber süffig und sehr mild. Zum Hauptteil kommt eine deutliche Brombeernote hinzu, allerdings ist von dem Hefeweizen nicht allzuviel zu schmecken. Der Hauptteil ist neben den Brombeeren mild-süßlich, ganz leicht herb, es fehlen aber die typischen Kristallweizenaromen. Der Nachgeschmack ist auch ziemlich wässrig, außer leichter Brombeersüße und einem sehr mild-herben Bierton ist da nicht viel. Auf der Zunge bleibt fast gar nichts zurück mrossini (34) - - OCT 28, 2013
→ Die Brombeernote ist ok, aber der Rest ist kein Bier sondern fast Wasser! → Eigentlich durchgefallen, nur die Brombeeren retten noch etwas!
Very little head. Slight scent of berry, but not much of a blackberry taste. Feels kind of empty after drinking. BeerandBlues2 (13821) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is wheat malt and blackberry. Flavor is malt and blackberry with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. Bamaboy1975 (248) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
The short of it is that this beer does not have enough of a flavor to be a drain pour. Fermi described someone's argument that "it was not even wrong" and this is how I feel about this beer. Chilled enough, it will pass for a refresher, but don't mistake that for a recommendation.
The pale yellow-orange liquid pours nicely, with moderate, quickly dissipating head, moderate carbonation. The smell is somewhat offputting with a distinct but faint presence of rotten fruit. The odor is likely stronger when the beer is not chilled to 38F, but I'd be hard-pressed to describe it as "aroma". This only gets worse when you taste it. Although not overwhelming, the constant presence of musty black-grape flavor is distracting and bothersome, but is clearly meant to be a "feature". The rest of the flavor is missing in action -- taste more like flavored mineral water with a drop of cheap vodka. In some parallel universe it may give Leinie a run for its money--but not in mine (and I can't drink Leinie with a straight face). This alone would make me think twice about buying LT. I was initially unimpressed with LT festival samples but wanted to give them a full try. This appears to be the worst of mediocre lineup.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone crisnee (4) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 Pale, little head, a bit fizzy, slight fruit (blackberry?) light in body and light in flavor. Not bad, but kind of disappointing.
Jay_Dubbz (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Poured from 12oz bottle. Very unremarkable. Almost disgusting. Just not a very good fruit beer. Very disappointed in this offering from Long Trail.
--you've been Dubbed. Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Not much aroma. Has a bit of a sweet blackberry taste, but not too much after that. J bob_w (378) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2013
clear, super light gold/medium straw pale yellow color. modest head. faint fruity nose. light fruit flavors -- somewhere between raspberry, blueberry and blackberry. light body. a bit of a sweet note mixing with wheat malt tanginess. really refreshing. clean aftertaste. sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - JUL 7, 2013
pours a light golden with an average white head. This beer is no good at all. It is grainy and lightly bitter, it has a sour bitter fruit flavor and is very plain!! Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 21, 2013
Tasted numerous times and disliked it everytime. Tastes like juice mixed with malt liquor.