wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Very mild floral aroma. Cloudiness in beer is mesmorizing. Very refreshiing flavor that leaves you dreaming of a hot summer day. AirForceHops (7144) - 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 ďWinter WhiteĒ Long Trail had a few years back. This is among the top in itís style. Drake (13662) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bread, tropical fruits, citrus, floral notes and a spicy finish. The taste is banana, citrus, bread, spice, tropical fruits and a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Quite good.
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2012
(bottle) Complexion is a hazy golden-yellow with thin white head. The flavor is right for the style, not overpowering. Flavors of orange, citrus and mild spice with a clean finish and good palate. The 8% ABV is extremely well hidden. A very impressive brew for the style. The Long Trail Brewmaster Series is underappreciated and high-level craft quality.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2012
22 oz bottle, pours a hazy, deep golden color with moderate head. Aroma is citrusy with heavy orange and spices, but not flat like other summer beers. Aroma stong when fist served as well as after drinking it a while. Taste is well balanced between sweet and spicy. Medium body, active on the palate, crisp sweet spicy orange aftertaste. Very enjoyable beer, refreshing on a warm day.
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle pours a hazy golden with small white head. Has apricot notes with some citrus, wheat and orange flavor. Medium bodied and has a sour bite to it. Finishes with a lemon and some alcohol aroma. j12601 (11175) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazed gold with apricot tones, under a medium small white head. Bright sweet candied citrus on the nose, soft wheat and orange zest. Medium bodied, sweet and honeyed, caramel and melon before picking up some lemon. Caramel and candied citrus, more wheat. More wheat and lemon, followed by a nice musky bit of Belgian yeast. Warm and bready on the finish. ChadPolenz (1804) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
I poured a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 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: Iím not sure whatís the point of taking the Belgian White or witbier style and doubling up on it since there isnít a lot to be gained. Not that Long Trail Brewmaster Series Double White is a bad beer, far from it, just that itís 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 itís brewed with "bitter orange and coriander"). Thereís a brief kick of black peppery-like spice in the middle, but then thereís a stronger, almost syrupy sweetness. A hint of apricot flesh or maybe tangerine. Itís not what I would consider a fruity beer per se, just reminiscent of one.
The aftertaste is quite clean and thereís virtually no alcohol present in the palate except for a very subtle vanilla flavor. Since this is a special, more expensive beer Iíd hope for some more impressive flavors and a more complex palate. Itís essentially the same as Long Trailís 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 itís 8% ABV and theyíd mistake it for a regular witbier. While thereís no overt alcohol presence in the palate, thereís a distinct heaviness to the mouthfeel even though itís 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 summerís night and it really did the trick. Not sure I needed all these extra calories without more taste to show for it, though.
6 oz bottle shared with czar and friends. An opaque, yellowish-whitish with a short lasting white head. Smell is mango, oranges, pineapple, citrus. Taste is mango, orange, coriander, wheat, sugar, fruits. Good bit of tart in the finish, along with a subtle bitterness. Some lingering anise flavor. Medium body, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Excellent double wit. bbbeer (811) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Hazy yellow-orange with medium-large although unobtrusive white head. Aroma wheat, citrus, sugary, spices. Medium body, really no alcohol detected. Flavors is sweet but not too sweet, some yeast, citrus zest, banana, spices. Good stuff.