Hibernator - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

717 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 717
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 21
Gots: 44 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 2/1/13

Appearance: Deep amber with some light brown - mostly cloudy, with some clarity around the edges - small, off-white head, fades quickly - low carbonation - leaves a wispy cap, leaves some spots of lacing

Smell: Moderately malty - lightly toasted, bready, and decidedly grainy - caramel, amber, and pale malts - lightly roasty and earthy - some malty sweetness - mild overall, doesn't smell like a Scottish Ale

Taste: Follows the aroma - lightly roasty, lightly toasted - earthy, with some grass - some yeasty flavors - dry and roasty, but also sweet - bready, with some amber and caramel malts - some sweetness, some bitterness in the finish - flavor gets a lot more interesting as it warms up

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, low carbonation

Overall: A decent beer, regardless of the style (or lack thereof)

This is not a Scottish Ale, regardless of what Long Trail claims on the website. But I don't know what I would call it. Long Trail describes it vaguely as a malty, winter ale on the bottle, and this makes more sense. This is definitely quaffable, but it's not exceptional in any way. I don't regret buying a 6-pack that was on clearance for $6. Win.

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Hibernator from Long Trail Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 717 ratings.