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Jay Peak Tram Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 41
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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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

bluehende, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

TeddyStriker, May 11, 2014
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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.

puboflyons, Mar 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Cruick, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Ewhite2121, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

gwiedman1, Jan 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Rhf9120, Jan 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Beermaine, Oct 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

80x2HopHead, Sep 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

doremite, Jul 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

JaymeAyotte1, May 08, 2013
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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.

KingdomBobcat, May 02, 2013
Photo of Billolick
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...

Billolick, Feb 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

chippo33, Jan 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

harrynuggs, Nov 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

sdaly3, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of BeerPhan86
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.

BeerPhan86, Jun 11, 2012
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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.

Christopher22, May 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Beerman1221, May 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

danmc50, Mar 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

tdexterc, Mar 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

oldp0rt, Feb 10, 2012
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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.

B967ierhunter177, Feb 05, 2012
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Jay Peak Tram Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.