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Cold Trail Ale - Mountain State Brewing Co.

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Cold Trail Ale
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 10.69%
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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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured a bit dark for a blonde, but otherwise seemed pretty decent, with a light amount of head. I couldn't get much from the smell, but seemed lager-ish.

The taste did have a definitive oat taste (listed as having heavy dose of wheat and oat). The wheat (if I presume hefe) didn't play as much, but a small hint of banana is perceived. The beer is malty, but also dry, but it feels like it's grain-related more so than hops. Note that's it's conceivable I am talking out of my ass.

I'm not sure how "blonde" it is, but it's an enjoyable light beer with some body and taste, but does tend towards a lighter style in flavor profile, to me.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2014 00:41:09 | More by cjgiant
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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.

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Cold Trail Ale from Mountain State Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.