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Harvest - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

451 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.6%


Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
In celebration of the autumn harvest we’ve brewed this brown ale with locally harvested Vermont ingredients... a truly unique Taste of Vermont!

13 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2001)
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. 12/4

Pours bright dark amber, just a hint of light gets through. Malty nose, some caramel. Bready and nutty. Maple, malt taste, thin. Light carbonation. A little sweet, nice balance with the maple and the nut brown flavors. Good autumn beer, admittedly I waited too long to enjoy this year,

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 14:57:36 | More by KTCamm
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap at Bentley pub auburn, for some reason seems they put it on nitro, cause why not, everything is better on nitro right?!! (I'm being very sarcastic), but not as nitro as other beers so maybe a nitro CO2 blend?

Bottom of keg then topped off with fresh keg so could be interesting. Nice creamy 1 finger head when it all settles after lots of foam and some waterfall effect, fades slowly with lots of notched lacing, clear auburn mahogany red color.

Nose toasty reddish malts, coppery reddish malts, hint of earthy spicy hops, all somewhat drowned out by the creamy nitro aroma.

Taste is also muted thanks to the nitro, initial creamy nitro, such a waste, very little bubbles and carbonation. Finally some caramel toasty reddish malts, little biscuit and juicy malt character, little caramel. Mild spicy hops, as well as yeast flavor, little bready. Finish is drier with more spicy hop bitterness, little sticky, grassy hop too, light caramel malts.

Mouth is bit creamy, very small bubble and lower carb.

Overall meh. Seems like the base beer wouldn't be too bad, but the nitro just kills it.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-16-2013 01:38:05 | More by jlindros
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a pint glass.

A- Chestnut brown color with red highlights depending on the light. A quick fading, 1-finger head left some lacing as it shrunk to a film.

S- Full roasted malt profile. Sweet and bitter. Some light hops.

T- Lots of malt; caramel, toffee, roasted smokiness.

M- Clean sip and finish. Nice carbonation and feel. It's body belies its 4.4% abv.

O- I'll look for this again this season.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2013 14:24:00 | More by NiceTaps
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Givemebeer

Vermont

4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into pint glass. Label art shows Jake the bear taking a break from a hard day's work posing with his wife, Martha.

A: Brown and ruby colored. Small head. Good lacing.

S: Roasty and smokey.

T: Follows the nose. Nutty and packed with flavor. Can't believe the abv is 4.4%.

M: Medium bodied with a nice dry finish.

O: I know rating Long Trail beers lower is the cool thing to do but it's current rating is criminal. This is a quintessential Autumn beer and is disrespected. Delicious and perfect for the season.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 03:53:07 | More by Givemebeer
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love this beer. one of my favorite fall releases. brown ale brewed with maple syrup, just right for a chilly Adirondack evening. deep brown to red on the pour, a faint caramel glow in the light, and an inch of khaki colored head with decent retention that produces ring lacing each sip. nose is caramel malt based, with a hint of dry cocoa and an unmistakable maple sweetness. the sugar contrasts with the almost bitter malt really well in the flavor, as the rich grains drive the flavor until the finish, where a warm maple vanilla complex gently rounds out the taste. its not overly sweet, and as such a real drinkable. a sixer of this is no problem. medium bodied for a brown, and carbonated just enough. this is a patient beer through too, and improves as it warms a little. probably my favorite beer from long trail, and its beers like this that make fall my favorite season to be a beer lover.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 15:39:01 | More by StonedTrippin
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Ricochet

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured with little head and faint lace but sticky. See through ruby brown, almost like a cola. Blunt brown impression. This smelled like burnt grains and alcohol much in the way of some of the browns I've had.

Chewy, tasty, pub style in a bottle. Creamy slight vanilla wash, full taste. Not much to say other than, I'd get this one again. It's a standard brown.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 03:13:06 | More by Ricochet
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a brown copper color with a one finger white head that fades rather fast. Upon fading it leaves only a very light level of lacing along with a rather persistent film on the top of the brew.

Smell – The nose is rather light. It consists mainly of a light caramel and bready aroma. Mixed with these are some aromas of a roasted nut and a light herbal smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready taste with notes of roasted malt mixed within. As the taste advances from there, the roasted notes grow a bit stronger while a wave of caramel and light honey sweetness come to the tongue. The caramel soon starts to fade more toward the end with a nut taste entering the tongue. This when mixed with the roasted malt and bready flavors leaves a rather dry roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a little below average in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both the body and the carbonation give it a crisper feel on the tongue, which while good for the drinkability is not so good for the roasted and caramel flavors.

Overall – An alright beer overall, but nothing to shout home about.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 00:46:55 | More by Darkmagus82
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker brown in color with an off white head. Almost no lacing.

Smell: Roatsed malts, hops and carmel. Very faint sweetness and alcohol.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied, smooth but thick. Taste has some nutty quailities, malts, and carmel. Faint hops. The brewer claims that it is brewed with maple syrup, but I do not taste that fresh maple syrup taste(true syrup, not the sugared up store bought crap).

Overall: Decent brew, I belive that the nutty characteristics of the beer reflect the maple syrup, making for a more subtle flavor. I would have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 20:55:05 | More by Cavanaghty
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz. bottle no. 083112-2393. Sampled on October 3, 2012.

It pours an attractive looking medium to dark amber-mahogany brown with a thin but long lasting head.

The aroma is not extraordinary but it does bring out some light nutty characters with a clean, crisp hoppy note.

The body is medium and kind of smooth.

The taste has the slightest bite right away with a nutty, albeit soapy malt character at first that perks up a tad with the slow hop finish. Pretty easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 00:33:41 | More by puboflyons
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at Wegman's enjoyed chilled from a mug.

The color is deep bronze with a light parchment colored cap with 2 fingers depth. The bead is fine and retention is very good. The smell is pleasant with toasted grain and light herbal notes with slight vegetal tinge and hint of fruit with mild caramel element in the nose. The feel is thin, but not overly so considering the strength - more of a dry aspect than lack of depth with moderately high carbonation and gentle grainy textures.

The flavor is good with nice toasted grain and honey type sweetness with a light herbal element with nice caramel and light corn pop elements with slight biscuit in the finish. Overall I enjoyed this and would get it again, it has nice flavor and is pretty drinkable considering the low abv and I like the honey in this as it adds to the dry body.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 14:05:30 | More by Slatetank
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: shiny amber, trace khaki head, very little lacing

S: caramel, toffee, malt

T: caramel, nutty, malt, light semi-dry earthy finish

M: med/light body, semi-dry smooth mouth

O: Fine intro American Brown Ale, needs to be bumped
up in body and ABV. Prefer mine around 6 ABV.
Still would recommend to newbies.

SOLID, NOT MUST HAVE!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 17:55:28 | More by BeerLover99
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Into a pint glass:

A: dark amber/brown body that leaves a large full two finger white head that lasts a good minute. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. No lacing is around the sides of the glass.

S: great combination of brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup and a short roasty nutty aroma.

T: all of the previously mentioned ingredients combined perfectly.

M: medium and leaves a slight stickiness, not bad, nutty aftertaste and finish

O: its just as I remembered it and makes me glad I got some this year. This is very drinkable, in fact, I'll go out on a limb and say this is probably one of most drinkable browns on the market.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 10:10:08 | More by BeerKangaroo
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socon67

New York

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Brown pour, with a tan foam and mild lacing. Some carbonation present.

S - Scent of maple and english malt. Slight roasty smell.

T - Flavors of a typical brown. Some early sweetness of maple abd almonds. Has a thick malty finish.

M - Sessionable fall seasonal that seems to go good with just about anything. Feels pretty light, but not thin.

O - Part of the sampler pack. The price on this is great. I find this a slight downgrade from a Sam Adams, but a solid beer from a decent brewery.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 22:36:21 | More by socon67
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SouljaSaia17

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Harvest pours a dark amber color with a good 1 1/2 inch creamy, tan colored head.

S: Nice nutty aroma at first, then I get some maple, a little brown sugar and some coffee.

T: A coffee bite comes at me upon my first sip. The taste follows through with caramel, some nutty flavors and a bit of brown sugar. The flavor ends off with molasses and maple.

M: Creamy and smooth, well balanced with an assortment of different flavors coming through.

O: A nice version of the style, had all the flavors that I was anticipating. The coffee bite was a nice surprise, but was hoping for a bit more thickness in the taste. Seems a little watered down. But overall, a pretty good Brown Ale!

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 01:45:53 | More by SouljaSaia17
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. The color is dark amber/brown. There is a short lived head that is light tan.

The aroma has nice brown sugar and molasses with some vegetable hop aroma as well. Some bread crust is noted also. This is very welcoming for a brown ale.

The taste starts out with a mild malt/grassy hop blend. The start is about an even balance, this turns into a nice caramelly/bread dough finish that hints at sweetness while still being dry.

This is light to medium bodied. The carbonation is soft. I like this one. It's nothing special, but I'm apt to buy it again as it is a solid brown ale from a solid brewery at a reasonable price.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 00:54:56 | More by andrewinski1
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Harvest opens with a yeasty, malty aroma, like rising wheat dough and toast crust, but with layers of delicate sugars dancing on the surface, including tender pink grapefruit, light rose petal, fig, pear, and just a touch of maple syrup. A more solid orange and apricot layer rises just above this, but by and large the bready grain flavors take center stage, reminiscent of wheat fields after a rainstorm. As a whole the nose is good, but slightly light on sugars, and for a beer brewed with maple syrup, the actual maple syrup notes are very light--light enough that I'm not sure I would have known they were there, were it not printed on the label, and would have attributed the aromas to brown sugar.

On the tongue, Harvest opens with a grain-based movement, being full of wheat stalks, whole wheat toast crust, biscuit, and floury baguette. The sugars come in later, and while they do bring some sweetness to the brew in the form of brown sugars, light vanilla, some caramel, and the faintest hint of maple syrup, the grains still win out handily. In fact, there's even a slight tobacco layer near the bottom of the figurative well, and this alone creates more attention than the maple syrup. The aftertaste does bear a few more berry notes, as well as wheat stalks and brown sugars, and lingers for a decent while. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, I like this as a friendly and accessible summer beer, being lighter on flavors without sacrificing nuance. However, for a Fall beer (Harvest only being brewed September to November), I would like a bit more sugary punch to accompany the already-present and excellent layer of grains and breads.

There's obviously a large difference between the reviews of this beer posted by regular users and those posted by The Bros. According to the one Bro review, the reviewed bottle apparently contained "A blurb about using 17 different malt and hop varieties." However, a quick check of Long Trail's website reveals only five malt and hop varieties: Two-Row, Wheat, Amber, Nugget, and Mt. Hood. I'm not sure if the recipe changed, or if a review was posted incorrectly.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 17:23:42 | More by jondeelee
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obywan59

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear brown to orange-brown with a light tan 3 finger head that leaves good lacing.

Nutty aromas of roasted malt and coffee.

Seemed lightly tart at first, but was balanced by sweet malt after it settled down. Toasted malt and coffee flavor with light bitterness.

Light bodied with light peppery feel and a bit of warmth in the throat.

Nicely done. Should be a crowd pleaser. Normally I prefer more substantial beers, but this is a nice change of pace. It would make a good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 03:24:54 | More by obywan59
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a nice looking brown color, it had good clarity to it along with a nice thin white head on top. The smell of the beer gave off some autumn spice along with some roasted nutty aromas. The taste of the beer wasn't too bad either, it had a semi-sweet roasted quality to it along with a dry bitter finish. The mouthfeel of the beer was on the lighter side even for a darker brew, the carbonation wasn't too overpowering and the finish had a light tingle to it. Overall this beer wasn't too bad.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 20:32:45 | More by Knapp85
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JRed

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent brown with white head that fades. Aroma of toffee, light brown sugar, and slight nutty. Tastes of toffee, light brown sugar, subtle cola, and light cinnamon, nutty and caramel towards the finish. Medium carbonation with light body.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 06:05:19 | More by JRed
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bloomlax33

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had an opportunity to have this beer the past two years while vacationing in Vermont. We went to Long Trail and they had this and all of their beers on tap. The color was a nice amber color with a sweet smell. The taste was amazing....it finishes off with a subtle hint of maple syrup. I have had this in bottles, we brought home a case, and it is very good from the bottle too. If you get up there, go to the brewing company and taste it all...the Good Night Irene was even better.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2011 00:02:59 | More by bloomlax33
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BeefyMee

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful rusted brown color. Bright and clear. Weak head, couldn't force more than a finger out of it.

S: Sweet caramel and toffee. Some buttery grains as well.

T: Predominantly sweet but with just enough roastiness to keep it from being cloying. Minimal hop presence. Like a biscuit covered in brown sugar.

M: Pretty freakin awesome. Chewy and lively with no unwanted residue left on the palate.

The always solid Long Trail makes a great fall seasonal here.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 18:44:42 | More by BeefyMee
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at D'Arcy McGee's, in Buffalo. I wish wait staff would offer the local draft choices when asked for a tap list (I can see the Bud/Bud Light tap handles - I am looking for something different).
Poured a reddish brown color, with a small off white head. Head quickly dissipates, no real lacing.
Smell is on the sweet side, mostly caramel and some light note of coffee. Some toasted nuttiness.
Brown sugar, caramel malt. Sweet flavor and mouthfeel.
A bit lighter in all aspects (color, flavor, body) than expected from a Brown Ale. Still enjoyable though.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2011 15:48:03 | More by BigBry
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Deep ruby, clear, one finger head that doesn't last long.

S-Some spices, roasted malt and a little bit of caramel, some nuts.

T-Nice mix of roasted malt and spices. Decent nuttiness in there. Some bitterness is present as well.

M-Medium bodied, with some carbonation a little heavy for a Brown Ale.

O-I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I wasn't going in expecting much and found the beer enjoyable. Wont say I'd get it again but was worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 03:49:30 | More by rlee1390
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vande

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a - a thinner looking brown with a short head that quickly disappears, leaving only the slightest trace of its presence...

s - bits and pieces...and i mean bits and pieces of toffee, roasted malt, slight nuttiness...but on the lighter side

t - similar to the smell here... the beer is somewhat light on the flavor provile, yet leaves an interestingly enough pleasant after taste.. strange..

m - light, thin -- more so than what i'd expect out of a solid brown ale...

o - not bad, not great.. there's a lot of brown ales out there i'd drink before grabbin another LTBC Harvest, but I'm glad to have tried it...

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 02:40:00 | More by vande
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JustinAniello

Connecticut

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark amber with a thick head. Subsides to a light lacing.

S - Roasted malts take up the forefront with floral notes. Toffee lingers in the background. A subtle sweetness also comes to the nose.

T - Toffee and malts is first in the taste. coffee rounds out the end. The mild sweetness from the aroma comes in nicely in the flavor.

M - Light with while feeling slightly fizzy. Feels crisp, nice for the style.

O - Pretty decent beer, could use a little less carbonation and heavier flavor. Pretty good fall beer though.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 01:13:46 | More by JustinAniello
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Harvest from Long Trail Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.