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Ramble - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

150 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.91%
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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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +31.3%

Bottled on 1/13/14. 5.5% ABV and 25 IBU's.

Considered a "kolsch-style" ale brewed with spices, Ramble is a new Spring offering from Long Trail Brewing Company, complete with a new look for the brand. Served in a pint glass, it shows off a brilliant light golden clarity. Little bubbles consistently rise up to support a white cap of head, which slowly dissipates and leaves a thin white lacing on top.

The aroma, while nothing like a Kolsch, fits perfectly with the Spring Equinox. It is filled with delicate notes of black peppercorn, lemon, and grassy hops. Honestly the aroma is more closely aligned with a peppery Saison than a Kolsch. But it is appetizing, unique, and invites the curious drinker to have a sip.

The flavor of this beer is equally a departure from the style guidelines as the aroma, if not more so. Up front is a refreshing flavor of lemon, spice, and sharp hops, with some grassy, herbal qualities. They lead into a slightly sweet mid-palate, which then transitions to a gently spiced, dry finish, showing off a peppercorn heat and flavor. The aftertaste is very good, with a candy-like honeyed sweetness. It's sufficiently bitter though. The body is on the lighter side, with abundant carbonation and a prickly texture. Certainly unique from the style, but ultimately works quite well with the goal of this beer.

I am seriously impressed. I was not expecting to like this beer this much! I know it is nothing like a Kolsch (except maybe it is made in the same fashion) but the "tweaks" they chose to make were all in very good taste and the result is a delicious, unique, drinkable, tasty Spring seasonal! I drank this beer in honor of the first day of Spring, and I couldn't be happier that I chose to celebrate with this one! I'll be seeking this out again, and telling other people.

03-21-2014 02:30:57 | More by MusicaleMike
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +2.9%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Very clean and pale, decent lacing. Lemon pith and peppercorn in the nose with a dry biscuity maltiness. On the dry side so the level of hop bitterness is more than enough. Hints of lemon and spicy pepperiness as well as and herbal hop tone linger a little while on the palate.

Good drinking here but it seems more of a lunch time beer rather than one to knock back a few.

03-13-2014 02:53:05 | More by Jason
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3/5  rDev -13%

04-13-2014 11:43:12 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-14-2014 14:39:40 | More by acurtis
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-06-2014 19:52:10 | More by Roguer
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-09-2014 20:50:52 | More by cosgrovekatie
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-07-2014 05:05:36 | More by tenacioustomato
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chrishiker1409

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-20-2014 12:28:27 | More by chrishiker1409
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grahuba

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-01-2014 23:23:15 | More by grahuba
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-29-2014 15:37:01 | More by Kegatron
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Enriquehopnog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-28-2014 01:31:02 | More by shoretaxi
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

08-23-2014 16:26:19 | More by KTCamm
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-19-2014 22:48:06 | More by ChrisChagnon
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-17-2014 23:52:42 | More by Hockey_Fan
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13%

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.

05-29-2014 03:19:46 | More by gillagorilla
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.24/5  rDev -6.1%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 4, 2014.

It pours golden yellow with a short-lived white head. Aroma of pale malts, corn, rice, and thin hops. Nothing extraordinary but nothing bad.

Body is light to medium.

Taste has a good pale malt character and a weird sort of meaty fruitiness than I cannot define. Dry finish.

04-05-2014 00:52:47 | More by puboflyons
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

06-20-2014 00:18:42 | More by beerthulhu
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-23-2014 17:26:07 | More by dvanhandel
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Ramble from Long Trail Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.