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Jay Peak Tram Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

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

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chippo33

Vermont

2/5  rDev -42.9%

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

New Jersey

2.48/5  rDev -29.1%

Poured out a nut brown, mostly clear color, crowned by a small off white head. The nose had some good toasted malt character, nuttyness, and a tiny big o hops. The taste was like watered down hazelnut juice. Nothing else to report here. Low carbonation, a slick mouthfeel. Not too enjoyable for me, few redeaming qualitites.

04-13-2007 03:18:31 | More by dherling
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Pours a three finger off-white head that fades quickly leaving a good lace. Nice crystal clear red-amber color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Fruity nose. Flavor is lacking - watery sweet without much backbone. Some hops at finish. Contract brewed for Jay Peak Resort by Long Trail. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

04-24-2009 22:24:52 | More by jdhilt
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -16.3%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-12-2013 19:52:05 | More by doremite
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

3/5  rDev -14.3%

09-17-2013 04:43:17 | More by 80x2HopHead
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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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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-14-2011 15:20:13 | More by Lawnboy33
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.08/5  rDev -12%

12oz bottle poured in a pilsner glass.

Pours a deep dark amber color with a decent fluffy head that slowly fades. Aroma is... meh? What's there other than some light malt? Not much. It has some light lacing.

Very crisp and smooth, almost velvety. A slight amount of bitterness but not much as the malt dominate. Quite pleasant and I imagine it'd be great after a good day of skiing.

09-12-2009 19:21:34 | More by kingcrowing
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hreb

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -12%

Pint on draught at Jay Peak's Tower Bar. Beer is cola brown with nearly no head. Faintly sweet aroma, little carbonation. Flavor is dry and nutty with no hop edge but still well balanced. smooth, low ABVs, but not remarkable. stick with double bag :)

12-12-2010 20:30:06 | More by hreb
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.18/5  rDev -9.1%

Bottle brought back by a traveling neighbor (as "Jay Peak Tram Ale"). This brew is a clear dark amber color with a thin and foamy beige head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of sweet toffee and malt. Light, clean body with sweet grainy malt, caramel and fruit flavors. Very little hops are detected. The finish is sweet with caramel malt lingering in the aftertaste. Pretty average overall.

01-30-2009 15:45:24 | More by Dogbrick
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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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Beerman1221

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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


3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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

New Hampshire

3.31/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-06-2012 17:53:52 | More by tdexterc
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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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JaymeAyotte1

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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

Maine

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany with a small layer of white head that doesn't last too long.

Malty and very sweet in the aroma. Hints of brown sugar and toasted nuts come to mind. A little bit of of fruitiness finishes it off. A little bit more of the same on the pallet. Toasty nutty malt flavors. A big malt bomb with just a small hop presence in the background.

THe feel is light with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer. Worth trying I'd say.

08-12-2011 14:33:57 | More by Bendurgin
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

01-14-2012 15:08:59 | More by tempest
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KingdomBobcat

Vermont

3.6/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

05-02-2013 12:33:37 | More by KingdomBobcat
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Jay Peak Tram Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.