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Ramble - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

142 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | 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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Reviews by Flounder57:
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at Estelle's in Boston.

Appearance: This beer had a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden yellow with great clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Bready and sweet pilsner malts with some slight lemon and lime notes.

Taste: Really chewy and partially sweet pilsner malts with some lemon lime hops and lingering off bitterness.

Mouthfeel: There id a real bite to this beer. A little crisp, a little refreshing, chewy, a little dry, light, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: The bitterness in this beer last longer that most kolschs from other breweries. A pretty average kolsch with better ones out there.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2014 23:11:08 | More by Flounder57
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4.14/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 16:15:51 | More by woodychandler
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New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Clean pale orange with a medium sense of carbonation that was quickly paced. Eggshell white head, slight in size, had a sudsy like covering. Short retention, minimal lacing.

S: Aroma was fresh bread with a hint of fruity melon and lemon pepper seasoning. Some apple fruitiness, sweet and juice like scent with a soft level of delivery.

T: Sweet apple fruitiness with some lemon-pepper spicing. Melon, spicy hopping with a peppery frutiness. The malting was crisp, with a sweet, juicy wet fruitiness.

M: Creamy avocado like texture for the mouthful, spicy, crisp good show of carbonation.

O: Overall has a nice deal of peppery fruitiness and spicy hopping, wet and fruity nature, above average hopping for style. Crisp and flavorful, ideal summer drink that is very easy to down in multiples. Kolsch is a hard style to impress and stand out in, this bends tradition but in a good way.

Serving type: bottle

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

06-18-2014 17:43:46 | More by kjrod20
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Enriquehopnog

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-18-2014 00:56:22 | More by Enriquehopnog
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risendragon

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have been a fan of Long Trail for quite a while and seeing that it is almost summer, this seemed like a good brew for the warm weather. I was right. Poured into a glass from a six pack bottle.

A- Light honey slightly cloudy, decent carbonation.

S- Light malt, slight spice, grassy, fresh cut hay, some apple/pear.

T- Nice and light with citrusy notes to start followed by a surprisingly peppery finish. It is certainly a challenging taste for me anyways and it took me a bottle or two to get the "hang of it". It is very unique for sure. Grains of paradise in there? Hops and pepper dominate the aftertaste, though more on the peppery side than the hops.

M- Refreshing to start with a very dry finish.

O- This brew is a lot better than Sam Adams' Summer Ale, I found it more complex and satisfying than the aforementioned brew.

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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BoldRulerVT

Vermont

3.64/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter.
Aromas are a touch of spice and some coriander.
Tastes good, a light kolsch style some good peppery spice on the back end.
Finishes clean, dry very touch of tartness.
It was a good beer all in all. Maybe not the most impressive, but nice for summer.

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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gillagorilla

Maryland

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet (bottle date 1/14/14)

A: Light blonde with a bit of lacing, no head and just a bit hazy.

S: Not much of any distinguishable smells here for me. It just smells like what I think of as "beer", basically the nameless mass quantity stuff.

T: Earthy and a bit farmhouse. Some yeast to it. Decent enough. Just your standard fare to me.

M: Prickly but no real feel of bubbles at all, just rough.

O: This can't be only the second Kolsch that I've rated/reviewed on here (the first being Sprocket Bier). I know that I've had Kolschs (what is the plural of Kolsch?) before, but I guess I haven't put them in on here. It is good enough, but that Sprocket Bier really had me impressed.

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Ramble from Long Trail Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.