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Hibernator - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

707 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 707
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 21
Gots: 35 | 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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

cools007, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Ajlvt, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Squidly, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

McLaughlin5350, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of far333
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden brownish reddish with a low off-white head. Low aroma of subtle malt and cracker. Flavor is malty upfront, biscuity, semi sweet, notes of toffee, nutty flavors, subtle caramel. Even mouthfeel, low carbonation. Overall a tasty easy drinker, not over the top, but a good beer.

far333, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

ThePAYeti, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

ItsBeer4Me, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of micromaniac129
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber, cloudy and hazy. A tall fluffy white head sits on top. Average carbonation.
Simple aromatics here. Caramel malts slighty toasted. Thats about it as i can tell.
Taste is malt forward slightly toasted some hops in the pine resin catagory. Back to the malts there seems to be a faint toffee aspectI'm picking up here.
Medium mouthfeel here.
Long Trail in my opinion makes good beers. Thier like a second tier brewery and they try hard but this is just an average scotch ale, pale ale,amber ale, whatever. I like this beer perhaps out of a tap in Vermont it would be better but today it's just average.

micromaniac129, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Burt, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Kinsman
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice light mahogany brown with some ruby red highlights and a creamy ecru colored head sitting nicely on top.

Malty sweet notes present an inviting aroma with hints of toffee and some butterscotch. Just a touch of herbal hops in there as well.

Biscuits and grain welcome you at first before the sweeter malts come at you with notes of caramel, which are followed by the floral hops and their accompanying touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is smooth but leaves you wanting more. Not quite the umphh you'd expect from a winter seasonal. Overall, Hibernator is a enjoyable malt-forward beer for a cool winters evening but it lacks the strength to make it stand out in a crowded field of winter brews.

Kinsman, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

tammy829, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18%

nathanjohnson, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

twowheelssoar, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of tzieser
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i am 99% sure i have reviewed this before. weird.

a: hazy brown in color with a one finger thick white head that sticks fairly well.

s: rich malty aroma with subtle sugar notes. has that classic english-style yeast aroma as well. i like it.

t: deliciously rich malty flavor. has a bit of smokey peat-like undertones, followed by brown sugar notes and has a subtle earthy hop flavor to balance things out. well balanced and very drinkable.

m: smooth mouthfeel.

a fantastic seasonal brew that i look forward to every year. recommended.

tzieser, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

RyanPS, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

BelgianDip, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

ElGallo, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Elfastball7, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Jimmys
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: a hazed, but bright, copper hue. head is starts by almost bustling out of the glass. thick. good retention and great lacing.

S: there is definitely something smoky going on here. im guessing a small percentage of peat malt was used. otherwise, all malt here. virtually no hop aroma.

T: a touch of smoke/peat flavor, but just a touch. rich malty character. there is actually a reasonable amount of bitterness in the body. finish is dry.

M: moderate carbonation on what i would call a light body.

D: one minute peat, one minute malty, the next a little bitter. good complexity on the body of this thing. a tasty winter brew that is perfect for the falling of the leaves. i wish there was a little more on the body here, but otherwise solid.

Jimmys, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

ghamel, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18%

Sachsenfreude, Nov 14, 2011
Hibernator from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 707 ratings.