Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine and get 12 issues / year of fresh beer content delivered to your door each month.

Already subscribe? to manage your subscription.

Summer Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Summer AleSummer Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

21 Reviews
THE BROS
77
okay

(Read More)
Reviews: 21
Hads: 178
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 6.3%
Wants: 7
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: puboflyons on 03-22-2014

An unfiltered golden ale made to chill out summer's hottest days. Remarkably light on the palate, with a soft Pilsner malt character and a distinct citrus hop aroma deriving from dry-hopped additions of Citra hops. Each sip finishes with a refreshing bitterness that invites another. At 4.3% ABV, this golden beauty is a truly quaffable drinking experience.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 21 | Hads: 178
Reviews by ChrisChagnon:
Photo of ChrisChagnon
4/5  rDev +9.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jcorn
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely not bad, pretty bland though. Extremely easy to drink, which I guess is exactly what you want in a Summer beer. I don't love it, but I don't hate it either. Kind of a paradox of sorts. Seems perfect for a day on the water so I guess I kind of like it. (262 characters)

Photo of Jason
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Hazed pale yellow straw color, healthy subs all around. Pungent citric hop nose with dank grapefruit rind. Smooth, light crispness with a slightly thin body. Big on hops in comparison to what is offered up in malt, a bit one sided. Getting my hop fix but seems too light IMO. (317 characters)

Photo of Pat_McWilliams
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of sgn4779
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.22/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prdstmnky
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Roguer
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.16/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wroywel
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sjones5045
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Enriquehopnog
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of shoretaxi
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Shaymus
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle light hazy color with a lemony slight hoppy aroma, the taste was pretty much the same nothing to overpowering considering the "Summer" ale. My favorite part of this beer was the carbonation which I quite enjoyed med to high carbonation. A decent beer that doesn't stand out in the "session beer" market . (316 characters)

Photo of nyrblue2
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of puboflyons
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle bottled on 02/26/14. Sampled about four weeks later on March 21, 2014. This is the second new Long Trail brew I have added to the BA database.

A slightly hazy pale yellow pour erupts into a white fizzy head that fades back gently to a ring around the glass. Slow moving carbonation continues bubbling upwards for the session.

The aroma emits many of the classic summer pale ale esters including toasted biscuit malts, crackers, and a nice citrus hop sensation.

Light body but it also has a smooth texture to it.

The taste has a kind of boldness to it that does not often accompany summer brews I have tried. I get the same toast and cracker note but it evolves quickly into a dry and citrus hop finish. The hop character makes this one more of a standout to other summers IMO. (807 characters)

Photo of Jake29
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Deerslayer210
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Summer Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.