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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

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2002)
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

chippo33, Jan 10, 2013
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2.48/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

dherling, Apr 13, 2007
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

jdhilt, Apr 24, 2009
Photo of B967ierhunter177
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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3/5  rDev -14.3%

doremite, Jul 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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

oldp0rt, Feb 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of kingcrowing
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

kingcrowing, Sep 12, 2009
Photo of hreb
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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 :)

hreb, Dec 12, 2010
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3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Dogbrick, Jan 30, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Beerman1221, May 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

harrynuggs, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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

gwiedman1, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

tdexterc, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

sdaly3, Aug 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

JaymeAyotte1, May 08, 2013
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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
Photo of Bendurgin
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Bendurgin, Aug 12, 2011
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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.

tempest, Jan 14, 2012
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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
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Jay Peak Tram Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.