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Hibernator - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

671 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 15
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This robust, malty brew will take the bite from a cold winter night.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2001)
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BeerResearcher

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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle. Bottled on date stamped on bottle neck.
Served in an Ittala 50 cl mug.
It pours a bronze/amber color with a full, but fast-fading off-white head and substantial lacing.
A sweet and dry malty smell rises at first pour, giving way to citrusy hops, cut grass, pears and faint touch of apple brandy.
This is a balanced brew with tastes of crushed barley, wheat toast, caramel, limes, and pear brandy.
It's an easy drinker with a little tight astringent back-of-the-throat bite in the finish.
What is it really?
Call it a hybrid of a Scottish Ale, British Winter Warmer and hoppy Bockbier. Got me. I have another...

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 22:52:32 | More by BeerResearcher
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I am stunned at just how many and of what kinds of beers are in my backlog. I bought these with every intention of drinking them in season and then things seemed to get away from me. At least, I am catching up at this point.

From the bottle: "HIBERNATOR This robust and malty brew will take the bite from a cold winter night. ENJOY!"; "UNFILTERED WINTER BREW"; "TAKE A HIKE!"

I popped the cap and let fly, watching breathlessly as the pseudo-cascade took place, slowly morphing into two-plus fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention. Color was a brownish-copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was rich and sweet with malt - caramel, cocoa, toffee. Oh my. There are times that I question my buying habits because as a hophead, this is not in my wheelhouse. The head fell in an unusual way, collapsing down and in on itself. Mouthfeel was medium and the richness of the malt almost threw me into diabetic shock! It was tasty, though, more like toffee than caramel. Finish was sweet, but not cloying, so I did not have any problem drinking all of it. This is one that would be more suited for the Winter season, if I were to get it again.

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Hibernator from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.