Hibernator - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Zraly:
3.78/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear russet brown with amber highlights. Nice off-white head with compact bubbles. Faint nose of malt, hops, and a touch of yeast -- smells like beer.
Nice toasted notes of malt and caramel with some fruit in the mix. A bread note binds the transition on the palate. Slightly oily herb and earth hop finish. Smooth, and the bitterness keeps the palate ready for the next sip. A bit more carbonation than I'd like but the body accompanies it well (medium range). This is a very respectable ale.
Extremely well-balanced and warming without the overkill of some winter releases. This is a nice Scottish-style winter warmer to drink if you want to have more than one and don't want to get buzzed too quickly.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2012 00:23:56 | More by Zraly
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3.73/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2014 23:30:27 | More by woodychandler
Hibernator from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 672 ratings.