Slubgob (329) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 2, 2012
A riff on a Hefe. Bomber pour. Quickly dissipating thin white head. Nice Orange scent in the nose. Good citrus and fruit flavor but a bit overwhelmed by the heavier alcohol. Kind of heavy sticky finish I want something crisp. Interesting idea, mediocre execution. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Nice and alcoholic white ale. Thick and creamy with not much of the spice and corriander being tasted over the alcohol which was good. dlovell2 (2141) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Hazy golden color with white head. Citrus aroma. Fruity flavors with spicy finish. citrus notes with some tartness. pushkinwow (2793) - Ottawa, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill. Amber with an off white head. Wheat, spice, apricot, some alcohol. Moderate carbonation and body, more alcohol on the palate then the aroma, slightly bitter with an underlying sweetness and some spice, becomes a bit dry. AirForceHops (7240) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Rating is a combination of draft and 22 oz. bottle. Draft @ Yard House, Boston. Bottle from The Beverage King. Bottle had a bit less head yet showed the same color and floating seeds and yeast in the glass. Aroma is a solid amount of coriander and yeast. The taste is mostly orange peel and coriander with yeast like after taste, plus a hint of pepper at the end as well. The mouthfeel is light, leaning toward medium. Mouthfeel is real effervescent.
It is very true to the style. Almost as good as the “Winter White” Long Trail had a few years back. This is among the top in it’s style.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2012
draft at Coles,slightly cloudy yellow pour. bubblegum, orange zest, coriander. Much better than i expected.Good flavor profile, much better than sam adams imperial white. Not bad Travlr (24841) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of slightly sour citrus bubblegum and sourdough bread. Taste is softly sour and lightly spiced sourdough bread. Interesting. ChadPolenz (1820) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
I poured a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Appearance: Bright hazy apricot skin orange. Initially forms a large, white, foamy head but it fizzles away rather quickly and leaves only minute lacing.
Smell: Mild nose with a hint of orange sherbet. Virtually no spice.
Taste: I’m not sure what’s the point of taking the Belgian White or witbier style and doubling up on it since there isn’t a lot to be gained. Not that Long Trail Brewmaster Series Double White is a bad beer, far from it, just that it’s nothing particularly special or different from an average witbier except for the fact it has nearly twice the alcohol. Light bitterness up front with a zesty orange peel taste (the label indicates it’s brewed with "bitter orange and coriander"). There’s a brief kick of black peppery-like spice in the middle, but then there’s a stronger, almost syrupy sweetness. A hint of apricot flesh or maybe tangerine. It’s not what I would consider a fruity beer per se, just reminiscent of one.
The aftertaste is quite clean and there’s virtually no alcohol present in the palate except for a very subtle vanilla flavor. Since this is a special, more expensive beer I’d hope for some more impressive flavors and a more complex palate. It’s essentially the same as Long Trail’s regular Belgian White but just a bit more chutzpah.
Drinkability: I bet you could serve Long Trail Brewmaster Series Double White to someone without telling them it’s 8% ABV and they’d mistake it for a regular witbier. While there’s no overt alcohol presence in the palate, there’s a distinct heaviness to the mouthfeel even though it’s rather thin and crisp. It goes down very smoothly and the light orange flavors make it actually quite refreshing for a beer of its density. I killed an entire 22oz bottle by myself on a hot summer’s night and it really did the trick. Not sure I needed all these extra calories without more taste to show for it, though.
Hazy golden big white head, little lacing... Bubblegum aroma a little alcohol, a touch spicy... Lively medium full body, some bubblegum flavor, quite spicy, not a lot of traditional witbier flavors... Decently interesting... Geiserich (4521) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle: Hazy apricot color. Aroma is fruity with notes of peaches, apricot, alcohol, citrus and sweetness. Flavor is very sweet, intensive notes of apricot, oranges, spices, sweet wheat notes and alcohol. Light bitter astringent. Heavy stuff, full bodied, a bit too sweet.