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Cold Trail Ale - Mountain State Brewing Co.

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Cold Trail Ale
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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mountain State Brewing Co. visit their website
West Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An easy-drinking American Blonde beer, the grist bill includes a healthy dose of oats and wheat. Light in body, this beer is the perfect finish to any day's activity.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 10-10-2005)
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HeelsandEers

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-16-2014 18:07:33 | More by HeelsandEers
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +28.5%

I have been to Mountain State Brewing Company about 4 times now and the Cold Trail Ale they serve is my absolute favorite. This beer exemplifies what an ale should be...light-bodied, drinkable and an excellent taste through and through. I can't wait to go back to Maryland to drink a few more of these. Simply love it!!

06-16-2013 03:49:58 | More by ValpoExpo
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-06-2013 21:12:25 | More by williamjbauer
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drinking12many

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

09-03-2012 03:26:26 | More by drinking12many
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bamojr

Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -7.8%

This is a very clean beer. It pours a very light see through amber with almost no head. I got a lot of citrus in the nose and some coriander in the background. The flavor followed the aroma in being very fruity crisp and a fair amount of coriander. It had a slight bitterness to it, but I think the place I had it at just had it a bit too cold. Very light brew that is not usually my style but a respectable beer I would recommend for folks who like Belgium whites.

05-21-2011 01:52:50 | More by bamojr
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rockidr4

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +31.1%

This is plain and simple, a really good beer. It's pretty light on flavor, but that's okay. You don't expect an IPA when you drink a blonde ale. If you do, stop drinking blonde ales, you will be disappointed when you get something that is a blonde ale. Don't get my wrong though, this isn't a macro brew, completely devoid of flavor.

It's got a sort of woody flavor to it. Sort of like the smell of cedar. It's got a pretty smooth mouth feel, not too harsh. It has a good after taste, not disimilar to the flavor it has while it's in your mouth, which is appreciated.

I'm really not doing this beer justice. Here... let me try putting this a different way. You know how bottled water tastes like nothing? That'll be our macro brews. You know how town water can be rich in flavor, not necessarily good? That'll be a beer that's just too harsh, or too... something. You know how water from the tap in a rural home has a clean refreshing flavor? That's this beer.

08-13-2014 03:59:46 | More by rockidr4
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marshmarsh

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +6.6%

a - dark honey in color, one finger head is white and stable. Appears to be a lot of carbonation.

s - citrus and grainy. Snow smell?

t - it has a wonderful sweetness to it, like syrup at first. Hints of lemon rind and honey Ends in a well balanced hop flavor.

m - high carbonation, creamy in mouth, but a little acidic on the after taste.

o - A nice beer, one probably better suited for the winter than the middle of the summer, but I like the flavor profile.

07-02-2014 02:33:01 | More by marshmarsh
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Wrinker712

West Virginia

3.52/5  rDev +1.4%

08-16-2014 02:06:52 | More by Wrinker712
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DES8888

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

07-27-2013 00:38:19 | More by DES8888
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-06-2013 22:50:36 | More by pathman
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev -0.6%

Had this beer on tap at Private Quinn's Tavern in Harper's Ferry WV.

Appearance - Nice yellow appearance with minimal head.

Smell - can't remember so I'll give it a 3.5 instead of making up something.

Taste - Remember this being slightly crisp with some decent flavor and slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - ok

Overall - a decent pale ale but nothing special. It is easy to drink and has some unique qualities to it.

09-22-2011 00:55:08 | More by bubseymour
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FreshButterbeer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

11-04-2013 01:41:31 | More by FreshButterbeer
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jtd335

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-31-2012 16:30:38 | More by jtd335
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mtstatebeer

West Virginia

2.88/5  rDev -17%

Growler from brewery. Pours a medium yellow/golden color with a frothy white head, decent lacing. Aroma is light and sweet, grains, and a hint of yeastiness. Flavor is sweet malts, a hint of hops. Very light on the palate, very drinkable but not great.

09-03-2008 01:41:35 | More by mtstatebeer
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-16-2014 19:16:54 | More by bigeyedfish89
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-27-2014 02:32:31 | More by zbodnar1
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IrishColonial

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

06-27-2014 04:32:28 | More by IrishColonial
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +5.2%

Appearance: clear golden yellow in color with a white 1/2" head that falls quickly. Some moderate lacing paints the glass.

Smell: very little aroma here as only some malt sweetness and a hint of lemon comes through to the nose.

Taste: light malt profile with some grass, hint of lemon zest, and some golden apple sweetness comes through.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp throughout. Relatively clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: very easy to drink beer with a milder flavor profile. Refreshing and several of these can be had in a single session.

08-24-2010 22:44:03 | More by Gavage
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-23-2013 17:08:16 | More by Boone757
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

06-24-2014 19:51:15 | More by 2dogbrew
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Jackal

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-26-2013 05:30:16 | More by Jackal
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-20-2014 02:01:39 | More by twenty5
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spedprof

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-25-2013 22:53:44 | More by spedprof
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

Had on tap at the brewery. Pour is apple juice with thin white head. Nose is faint, light lemon, metallic twang, faint yeast. Taste is same, a light caramel malt added up front. Sweeter than it should be, no spice and almost no yeast. Moderate carb, light body.

10-09-2012 17:15:40 | More by cpetrone84
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JamesS

Indiana

3.65/5  rDev +5.2%

Nice American blonde ale. Poured out smooth with a nice head and lacing. It had a very nice scent, crisp and slightly wheaty/oaty. Nice light coloring, without being too clear. Very refreshing and clean taste, not quite a wheat and not quite a 'true blonde' but a wonderful combination of the two.

09-16-2007 18:51:38 | More by JamesS
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Cold Trail Ale from Mountain State Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.