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Jay Peak Tram Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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80
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2002)
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, amber brown with no head but some thin lasting lace. The aroma is of sweet roasted malts, coffee, and molasses. The flavor starts with root beer barrel candy followed by roasted nuts, spices, and a hint of smoke in the finish. The mouthfeel is thin. Jay Peak Tram Ale is an average beer, light and drinkable. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 04:37:23 | More by B967ierhunter177
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TeddyStriker

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-11-2014 01:21:45 | More by TeddyStriker
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 01/08/14-3353-B. Sampled on March 29, 2014.

It looks very nice with its chestnut brown pour and quick-lived white head. Decent clarity. Yup, it is an amber ale by the way it looks.

But after that it is fairly routine with an aroma of caramel malts and clean hops. Nothing extraordinary but nothing bad.

Mostly medium body so that it something. Acidity too.

The taste has a toasted biscuit malt character and halfway decent bitter hop finish. But everything about this is pretty routine as far as amber ales go. If you like ambers you will find it appealing, If you don 't, you won't. This is one of those beers that is brewed to be served to the masses who visit a particular business...in this case - Jay Peak Ski Area of Vermont. The average person will go away from there saying, "Wow! they have their own beer." But it is nothing you can't get elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 01:20:50 | More by puboflyons
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-28-2014 03:42:00 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Cruick

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-15-2014 00:35:06 | More by Cruick
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2014 18:10:34 | More by Ewhite2121
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gwiedman1

New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2014 22:02:06 | More by gwiedman1
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

01-06-2014 15:51:04 | More by Rhf9120
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-01-2013 01:44:32 | More by brandonld23
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Beermaine

Maine

3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-03-2013 00:46:30 | More by Beermaine
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

3/5  rDev -14.3%

09-17-2013 04:43:17 | More by 80x2HopHead
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doremite

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-12-2013 19:52:05 | More by doremite
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JaymeAyotte1

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-08-2013 03:23:42 | More by JaymeAyotte1
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KingdomBobcat

Vermont

3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jay Peak Tram Ale
A–Rusty like the rails in the terrain park. Poured in regular pint glass
S¬–Like 62 sweaty skiers packed into the tram for a 7 minute ride up to the summit, with a hint of Wet Dog.
T–Very malty and Mollases-esque, but only the best kind.
M–Feels like giving your wet dog a kiss on the forehead. But in the happiest way possible.
D–No bitter aftertaste, but very malty.
O–Just like wet dogs, I like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 12:33:37 | More by KingdomBobcat
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Billolick

New York

3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle brought back by a traveling buddy. 010213 etched onto the bottle (Bottling date?)

Pours a nice warm shade of medium brown, clear, typical khaki head, stays well and leaves a high collar and nice fine lacing.

Malty nose picked up on this pretty straight forward brew.

Malty with mild dry hops in the back ground.

Nothing super special, but this is an easy drinking, smooth, very sessionable offering.

Bet it would taste after a day on the Vermont slopes...

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 02:29:42 | More by Billolick
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chippo33

Vermont

2/5  rDev -42.9%

01-10-2013 08:18:39 | More by chippo33
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harrynuggs


3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

11-22-2012 03:06:53 | More by harrynuggs
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-23-2012 15:25:54 | More by sdaly3
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BeerPhan86

New York

3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this one in Vermont in the Long Trail section. Unique and very local according to the local I spoke to!

A - Pours a clear, nutty brown with a good two fingers of some tan/light brown head.

S - Roasted malt, a slight amount of earthy hops, and a hint of coffee. Not too much going on.

T - Malty and very buttery tasting, with hints of brown sugar. Reminiscent of Long Trail Ale, but slightly darker and nuttier. Shares many qualities of a light brown ale as well. A tiny bit of earthy hops in the finish. Super well balanced and drinkable.

M - Light bodied and velvety smooth. Medium carbonation.

O - Quite a delicious and well balanced session ale. I can see this one really hitting the spot after a day of skiing. Nothing crazy, just a well rounded altbier similar to Long Trail Ale with slightly darker properties and brown ale qualities.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 02:02:17 | More by BeerPhan86
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Christopher22

Vermont

4.4/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found out about this one during the winter. The local beer shop in Ludlow, VT had it. The gentleman who owns the place told me it was long trail's hit the trail which isn't made year round or seasonal it's a specialty one usually with another label on it. I don't know if that is correct. But none the less it poured well for me it seemed into a pint glass, with a nice amber colour too it. For me the smell did put me off, but as i learned sometimes a bad smell can be a great tasting beer. Seemed to me that it had no head and very little lacing present. Also had some nice malty undertones of vanilla and caramel. Overall I would buy this again and recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 00:14:22 | More by Christopher22
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Beerman1221

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

05-02-2012 21:13:43 | More by Beerman1221
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danmc50

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

03-11-2012 01:59:21 | More by danmc50
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tdexterc

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-06-2012 17:53:52 | More by tdexterc
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-10-2012 20:11:26 | More by oldp0rt
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle to round out dinner at the Reservoir in Waterbury, VT. Really, this is just a nice, sessionable amber. There's no hop character, just smooth and crisp-finishing malts with bread crust and light toffee. The beer finishes dry, but there's a little barley sweetness in the middle. It's not a deep beer, but there's little else to complain about.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 15:08:59 | More by tempest
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Jay Peak Tram Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.