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Ramble - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

155 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 02-01-2014)
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Pours bronze color with hearty white foam. Good duration. Bright malty nose, small citrus but buried. Light malty taste, citrus rind, hint of pepper that grows. Little bite. Pepper is a poor substitute. Works for spring I guess, but not great.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am still deeply mired in my bottle backlog, but at least, I have made it up to the Spring seasonals at this point. It may seem obvious, but for this one, I am playing Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On" as accompaniment.

From the bottle: "Kolsch-style"; "When Spring awakens and the zest for adventure returns, on we ramble."; "A taste of Vermont [-] Spring seasonal"; "Ale brewed with spices [-] with a hint of lemon & pepper"; "wandering but not lost."

Hey, that's my motto! Oh well, time for a pour to begin this Ramble. Once again, a heavy-handed pour leads to a pseudo-cascade, which eventually settled into two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was like liquid sunshine in the glass (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. This is a beautiful beer, but it would be much more uplifting during a cold, dreary day in the Winter. Nose was kind of odd. I got the lemon and the pepper, but there seemed to be more to it than just that. There was a grassiness or newly mown hay aspect to it, also. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was prevalently of pepper, although lemon was in the mix. I remain curious about the "spices", since I really could not discern them. Is pepper being considered a spice for their purposes? Finish was dry, lemony at first and then with a peppery tingle on the swallow. I could see taking this along to a Chinese restaurant that allows BYOB and I will make a plug here for Tony Wang's on Route 30 East, here in Lancaster County.

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Ramble from Long Trail Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.