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Harvest - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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483 Ratings

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 11
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
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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1/5  rDev -72.5%

10-06-2012 20:55:26 | More by BrewBastard
Photo of Shefus

New York

1.68/5  rDev -53.7%

I poured this awful beverage from a bottle into my mouth, you could taste the nasty rubbing alcohol that Vermont has to offer, since on the bottle they use local Vermont ingredients the only thing I could think taste worse is the Longtrail unfiltered IAP. Very very bad!

10-19-2010 03:01:20 | More by Shefus
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New Jersey

1.9/5  rDev -47.7%

I remember this beer being better earlier this decade however it has fallen flat on its face. Nice Brown color but a little lacking in the nose. Taste was your classic Brown Ale flavor but it leaves the palate quickly and the best way to describe is watered down. If you're looking for a good seasonal try elsewhere.

08-19-2009 20:00:13 | More by bkrihak
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New York

2/5  rDev -44.9%

11-25-2011 21:35:26 | More by Goobastic
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2.05/5  rDev -43.5%

I love every other LT beer I've had both from both tap and bottle. What the hell happened here? The local ingredients idea got me, so I bought a 12 pack. Calculated risk but ultimately bad move. A month later I'm downing the last one, only because it's the last beer in the fridge.

The color is great but the head was consistently little to none.

Smell wasn't bad, just not much to it at all.

Taste was plain sub-par. Very "lite", remarkably unremarkable for an LT beer, with a slightly bitter finish.

Bad batch? Warmed-up/cooled down too much between the brewery and my casa? And what about all the folks that really liked it? It wasn't offensive but the complete lack of interesting smell/flavor/taste was sure a bummer. A mystery to me.

10-22-2008 20:49:41 | More by Stringth
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New Jersey

2.17/5  rDev -40.2%

Had this on tap. Poured an almost clear reddish color with a foamy white head that didn't last too long very little lacing. Aroma was that of roasted malt with what I thought was a hint of coffee. Carbonation was good through-out. Taste (to me) was malty hazelnut, I hate hazelnut, I cannot stand the taste and the smell of it. Since I hate it, I can say I wasn't impressed with this beer, I know it has received some good reviews but I'm sorry, I just didn't enjoy it. I would probably try it again, I was drinking a few Ofests before I had this, maybe that had an effect on my taste buds.

10-31-2008 12:53:47 | More by beernut
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New York

2.25/5  rDev -38%

03-20-2013 23:22:24 | More by BGsWo22
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Rhode Island

2.33/5  rDev -35.8%

Pours a clear brown with next to nil head. No lacing to mention. The Aroma smells of light toffee, caramel, and a touch of hop spice. Flavor is very thin. Notes of some toffee and caramel, maybe a bit of cocoa peaks through in the front but fades off very quickly to not much of a flavor at all. Thin mouthfeel, watery, not much carbonation. I didn't enjoy this beer very much.

11-10-2008 20:59:23 | More by Doomcifer
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2.38/5  rDev -34.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass while watching the Steelers/Ravens game. I'll talk about football if I damn well please.

A: Heartening deep brown/amber color with a unexpectedly weak, bubbly off-white head that fizzled out as quickly as the Steelers offensive line.

S: Bready with hint of musty turf, like what Ben Roethlisberger was used to smelling today. Except for the hints of molasses and slight vegetative/grassy hop notes. No, wait, the grassiness applies (unless they use turf in Baltimore).

T: As disappointing as Pittsburgh's performance today. Starts bready with an odd yeasty must and, like the day of the average Steelers fan, has a bitter finish. Bitterness increases as this thing warms, until the malty/bready notes are overwhelmed and sacked. A little sweet molasses goes nowhere but gets mired like Rashard Mendenhall in the Ravens D-line.

Slight buttery note that tastes as rancid as Troy Polamalu's game.

M: Watery and light with light carbonation reminiscent of little bits of turf prickling one's tongue. Again, Ben Roethlisberger will know what I'm talking about.

O: Damn, Long Trail, I expected a good, competitive brown ale and this is what I get? Watery and tastes strange. Your (good vs bad beer) record is now 2-3. I want to like you since you're a New England staple, but you're going to need to do better than this.

09-11-2011 20:17:30 | More by DirtyPenny
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New York

2.4/5  rDev -33.9%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass this appears a pale amber/red with slight carbonation rising slowly. The head dissipates into a thin microfoam. This beer is crystal clear. It smells like a typical harvest ale, slightly spicy, a little pumpkin smelling, and unfortunately a little bit like corn water. The taste isn't completely bad with hints of toffee or caramel, but that corny taste bled through. The mouthfeel is a lot like a macro lager, kind of tingly and thin. I wont be getting this beer again...

Think 3/4 busch light mixed with 1/4 post road pumpkin ale. Not enough good to outweigh the bad.

12-20-2006 00:17:52 | More by Rudgers73
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North Carolina

2.42/5  rDev -33.3%

Sampled from a 12oz bottle purchased at Nikki's in NP, RI.

A - Copper colored with good clarity but very little head.

S - Malt, caramel and a hint of alcohol.

T - Surprisingly tart and dry. A slight roasted malt flavor as well. Not what I expected. It's dated 08/04/08 (which I assume is the brew date) so it shouldn't be bad.

M - Moderate carbonation and a bit thin.

D - Not one I'd pursue again.

12-10-2008 23:40:33 | More by GJ40
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New York

2.48/5  rDev -31.7%

12oz bottle, Fall '07 arrival, served in a chilled pint glass.

A - clear, deep amber color, what little bit of a beige head there was quickly faded to a ring with some light clouds of foam, hit or miss spots of lace.

S - some malt aroma with a slight earthiness.

T - some malt flavor with a slight earthiness.

M - thin, light body with weak carbonation.

D - good 'beer pong' brew, drink it fast and get it over with!

Final Note: the 'Farmer Bears' on the bottle label were cute, but there wasn't a *label cuteness* catagory in the review.

10-18-2007 01:45:00 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

03-26-2012 01:41:31 | More by richkrull
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

04-21-2013 05:35:37 | More by slimntubbs
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

09-13-2013 19:25:08 | More by Azpittil57
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Pours a clean copper/ orange-ish color, with a white head. In the aroma, roasty malt, sweet lager like notes, and a very small hop. In the taste, small hop and a roasty malt, quite balanced. A small hop bite and a medium mouthfeel, with a dry malty, and small hop in the aftertaste. Light for a harvest, somewhat lager like in the aroma. Balanced and decent session.

08-22-2008 23:02:36 | More by OWSLEY069
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

01-10-2013 08:15:00 | More by chippo33
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

02-24-2014 20:18:37 | More by HopStoopid120
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

10-05-2012 22:33:50 | More by jpd7374
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Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

09-15-2012 00:26:47 | More by kindbill
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2.53/5  rDev -30.3%

Dark brown,color is nice.
Not much for the nose.
Didn't get much of a head,in a pint glass
Kind of watered down,slight smokey taste
Next time someone says oh I''l drink what ever,they get this.
Like a lot of the Long Trail line,here's the but
I'll pass on this one next time

09-09-2009 00:15:35 | More by saminadams
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2.65/5  rDev -27%

Appearance - Beautiful amber color with light head low carbonation

Smell - About right for an Amber Ale (Brown ale according to bottle??) Slightly malty with minimal hop nose.

Taste - Nothing to write home about predominantly malty, although even that is not very prononced. Very little hop on the tounge.

Mouthfeel - Really falls apart here. Really light for a 'harvest' ale. I was really expecting something with a bit more body. This beers was thin and utterly lacking. about the same mouthfeel as a budmilcoors.

Drinkability - Modestly drinkable, if I had to.

09-13-2008 01:20:21 | More by FACSman
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New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev -26.2%

Long Trail- Harvest Ale

Appearance- ruby red with a thick creamy head. Heavy lacing of the glass.
Smell- Not much going on here slight caramel malt.
Taste- Caramel/ molasses malt with a touch of earthy/ leafy hops.
Mouhfeel- Very bland and watery. The flavor doesn't really settle in until after the swallow.

Overall- A blah Amber. Not worth the $10 price for a 6er. Doesn't do it for me!!

09-02-2006 22:12:53 | More by NJpadreFan
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2.68/5  rDev -26.2%

whoa....it must have changed since the brothers have reviewed it!

pours a decent dark amber-brown with a flatish head and some sparse lacing.

nose has a decent, sweet malty smell.

taste...not bad at all, but...not good or great....something smokey/burnt that i usually like, but not here. like some sort of morphed/mutated Shiner... (?)

mouthfeel is a bit thin. if i want thin and good and a bit burnt, i'll have a yuengling porter

drinkable. probably better with food. that would make it more drinkable.

11-22-2009 20:54:42 | More by mempath
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2.7/5  rDev -25.6%

The best part of the harvest ale was the apperance and smell. After that, it was all downhill.

The color was caramel in color with a reddish hue. There was very little foam when poured and no lace.

The taste was bitter, with a sour aftertaste. The flavor of caramel was weak with whatever spices it had.

Sorry, but I had to eighty-six it after a couple of sip's.

11-17-2006 23:28:53 | More by BeerManDan
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Harvest from Long Trail Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.