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Harvest - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

466 Ratings
THE BROS
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outstanding

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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | 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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yankeeheel

Maine

3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a very handsome dark coppery-brown, with a very bubbly off-white head that hung around a long time. The smell was very stale to me. Nutty, but very musty. It's definitely fresh beer. Bottled all of 8 days ago.

The taste was a bit of a letdown. Very flat across the malt profile, thinish mouthfeel, and very little hop character that was enjoyable. I'm really suprised how much I didn't like this beer after reading previous reviews. Thought it would be my kind of brown.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2003 19:06:47 | More by yankeeheel
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nixhecks

Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep brown color with a medium head with low retention. The nose was awesome, a mix of caramel notes and piney hops. The flavor was very bitter, balanced by a bit of sweet malts and finishing with an astingent sourness. It was very smooth drinking and plenty refreshing. So far one of my favorite Fall seasonals. Though I wonder how this is categorized as a PA.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2003 17:37:35 | More by nixhecks
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goz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, sampled at just below cellar temp.
Pours a clear auburn amber with a small tan head that sticks around and leaves good lacing. Aroma is all over the place with the maltiness - bready, caramel, and lots of nuttiness. Flavor, again, is dominated with maltiness - nuttiness up front, some caramel and bread, and a bit of chocolate show up in there. Hops flavor and aroma are at a minimum here, but the flavor is still pretty large and diverse. Body is medium-full, and it goes down dangerously easy.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2003 02:11:34 | More by goz
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edchicma

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a beautiful chocolate creamy head. Smell was nice and malty. Taste had a hint of tartness embedded in a nice malt base. Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied, but had enough kick at the end to let you know it wasn't that light. A nice "sit down" beer well worth sipping through and leaves you with a nice aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2003 00:18:13 | More by edchicma
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rabidawg

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Guess I'll be the first to review the 2003 edition.

Appearance: Wow. Very highly carbonated, with clingy bubbles that stick to the side of my pint glass. Small but tenacious head that sits at a rolling boil until the fizziness calms. Way, way too carbonated, knocking appearance down a full half point. Otherwise things look great, with a deep ruby-chestnut color and sparkling clarity.

Smell: Very soft, although the carbonation continues to belch all the malty and hoppy goodness of this brew. This is truly a mutt, as no particular hop iteration shines through, nor does any specific malt characteristic makes itself know. Very well balanced in a communist sort of way, with equal standing to all ingredients, whether big or small. Definite woodiness balanced by a soft, floral fruitiness. Slight earthy nuttiness, but only as a backdrop. Lots to smell here.

Taste: Very smooth, although even after ten minutes the carbonation is still far too much. Sharp crispness to the tongue, followed by a mouth-filling creaminess. Hops pucker my tongue and squeeze my mouth, with a clean and refreshing greenness fighting through the finish. Malty goodness hits sweet up front, chased slowly down the trail by the aforementioned hops. Finishes dry with a lingering green hop flavor.


Notes: I truly wish this weren't so carbonated, but it's still the beast fall seasonal I've had. Certainly my favorite of Long Trail's offerings. You won't be disappointed with this one, although the greenness might stand for some mellowing.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2003 06:23:32 | More by rabidawg
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a terrifically tasty brew. Pours a deep amber, almost reddish color, with a thin, clingy head. The head falls quickly, but the wisps that remain leave decent lace. The smell is fantastic: toasted malts and a background of floral hops. Medium body, great malt character, and a slightly bitter finish. It's one of those beers that I can keep sniffing and sipping all night.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2002 19:34:02 | More by Suds
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i love this beer. it was at the latest sampling session, and it was just marvelous. smooth creamy malts just melt into you as you throw it back. not that alcoholic malty taste, but a nice clean sweet maltiness that just makes you tingle

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2002 12:00:29 | More by ElGuapo
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IrishRedRock

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smooooooooooooooooooooth. Creamy amber beer that goes down like butta. Lots of malt flavor, and comes out with some serious sweetness, but not sugary-sweet. Definitely a winner with me. Did I mention the maltiness?

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2002 11:14:20 | More by IrishRedRock
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sponberg

New York

4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark coppery with a thin beige head.

Aroma is malty - almost like toasted whole wheat bread with hints of hop & sweetness. A nicely complex brew - flavors of cocoa, toast, nuts, some fruitiness, and a decent amount of hop bitterness combine to keep your entire mouth interested. A beer that's perfectly suited to its release - you can practically taste & smell fallen leaves on a Vermont lane. Stupidly poetic, yes, but that's the image the flavor of this one conjures up. A fall favorite, and one of Long Trail's better efforts.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2002 20:49:08 | More by sponberg
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This clear deep amber colored brew is topped by a thin beige head. It reduces to a film in about a minute. Lacing is adequate. Nice aroma of malted grains and hops. Something sweet as well, like cinamon bread. I think this beer deserves a category of its own. 17 malt and hop varities? I don't think any other amber ales could claim that. It's a really nice tasting beer. Medium to full in body. This beer has layers of subtleties. A firm maltiness. A slight caramel malt addition. Graininess. A noticeable bitterness. And a sweet "sugar cookie-like" doughiness. A nicely layered tasty beverage.

Gotta give props to pbrian for sending this one my way.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2002 13:51:43 | More by Bighuge
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tribute to "American Gothic" on label. Red with orange highlight body, topped by a foamy off-white head with settles into a Guinness-like topper. Nice lacing.

A toasty malt nose, with a little candy in the background, some herbs, and an occassional smokey trace.

Good depth to the malty taste,toast and nuts and a bit of chocolate. A variety of fruits also, with some grapefruity hops riding on top to add a twang.

Creamy mouthfeel. Definitely improves as it warms.

While probably inspired by an Octoberfest, that is just a starting point. This brew forges it's own path. Probably my favorite Long Trail.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2002 21:23:11 | More by RonfromJersey
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear russet body is topped by a creamy, light tan head that drops fairly quickly but holds an exceptional collar and light surface coating, and leaves some nice lace as well. The aroma is gently fruity, lightly chocolatey and somewhat nutty. The body is light with a very fine & gentle carbonation that leaves it quite smooth and creamy in the mouth. The flavor starts with some fruitiness (summer berries, very light cherry), mellows into a toasty & nutty maltiness, and then turns lightly cocoa-ish character. It finishes with a softly fluttering bitterness and lingering biscuity & nutty character. Light, and far from rich, but full of character that keeps it interesting. Exceptionally drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2002 18:04:52 | More by NeroFiddled
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Murph

Arizona

4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a great bright amber color with a nice light tan head that sinks but never disappears and laces the glass very nicely. Very nice toasty malt aroma with a nice citric hoppiness of grapefruits and some other hoppy fruitiness. Nice toasty maltiness that carries all the way through the beer and holds it up nicely. The chewy resinny hops come through about half way through and have a nice piney/citrus character that is almost chewy. The smoothness of the malt balances nicely with a crisp quality that the hops provide and make this one excellently drinkable brew. Yet another big winner from Long Trail, excellent beer. A big thanks to pbrian for the brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2002 23:21:22 | More by Murph
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pbrian

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ahh, my first fall beer of the season. Life is good. Looks beautiful in the glass - clear reddish amber with thick sticky head. Toasty, nutty aromas with small amounts of flowery hops. Malt profile is deep and complex, toasted and biscuity with some nuttiness. Drier overall but a little sweetness coats the mouth. Nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2002 05:19:32 | More by pbrian
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guinness33

New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

By far, my favorite in the Long Trail family. Let this one sit for a while after taking it out of the fridge, or else you're depriving yourself of the true greatness of this beer. Flavors/aromas galore. A great seasonal and a great ale overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2002 16:54:09 | More by guinness33
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown longneck with a bottled on date clearly marked. A blurb about using 17 different malt and hop varieties.

Appearance: Deep reddish chestnut in colour with a tight tiny-bubbled lace, which does well to stick all over.

Smell: Hints of toffee, toasted malt and semi sweet floral hop.

Taste: Medium to full bodied with a lightly moderate carbonation that makes for a smooth malty mouth feel. Toasted malt, caramel/toffee and a mellow fruitiness are the core characteristics. Hops send a quick biting bitterness; it goes away as soon as it comes leaving a mildly sweet herbal finish amongst a grain and a healthy dose of residual sweetness.

Notes: A fall seasonal sure to please the hard core ale drinkers. Serve at cellar temp and it is to die for. A smorgasbord for the senses to make for a truly great brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2002 10:58:21 | More by Jason
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Harvest from Long Trail Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.