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Jay Peak Tram Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Jay Peak Tram AleJay Peak Tram Ale

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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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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.3%

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

Maine

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Washington

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 :)

Serving type: on-tap

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

Vermont

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2009 19:21:34 | More by kingcrowing
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SteveO1231

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

My brother brought me a couple bottles of the Jay Peak Tram Ale.

Pours a clear, dark brownish-copper, thick frothy off-white head after a vigorous dump into my Allagash glass.

Nice aroma of crystal malts, noble hops, some fresh raked leaves.

Medium-full bodied, with a slickness, crisp carbonation.

Some caramel-corn chip sweetness, some fruity tartness, mild hop flavor and a smooth finish, bitterness is faintly floral.

This a a pretty nice session beer, nothing crazy but very drinkable. I may be wrong but I think that it may be Longtrail Ale under a different label. oh well.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 23:31:12 | More by SteveO1231
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 15:45:24 | More by Dogbrick
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irishtjb11

Maine

4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

got while up at jay on a powder day. bought two of them, if rating the one after the powder it would have been 5s across the board. nothing like a jay peak powder day. decided this might be more impartial than the first tasting. forms a nice white head that gives decent lacing down the glass, clear light brown/amber color. taste is very balanced, nice buttery sweet malt, with a subtle hint of fruity hops after the initial. lots of nutty flavors as well. the mouthfeel is a bit lighter than i would have liked for it to be with this beer, bit more carbonation than smoothness; but to be expected with a bottle. the drinkability however i feel is quite high. great taste, not abv but seems well balanced there as well. could drink these all night after a day of the dip and beyond beaver pond.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2009 01:10:39 | More by irishtjb11
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of the bottle this a brown/copper ale with a beige head. Better than usual head retention and lacing for Long Trail. Aromas of semi-sweet malt like those malt ball candies. Good flavor here. Malt first and some slightly bitter hops give it balance, brown sugar and behind that subtle ripe fruit. Good mouthfeel, quite smooth and appropriately filling for a brown. This is a solid beer, sessionable and a good example of an American Brown. Check it out.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 15:31:44 | More by thekevlarkid
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Brad007

Vermont

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review number 500. Subtle.

Color: Dark brown color with a one-finger head.

Aroma: Malty and somewhat sweet like a brown ale. Somewhat more maltier than Long Trail Ale.

Taste: Malty upfront with a decent amount of hops. Sweet and balanced. Some hints of brown sugar mainly. Very smooth.

Mouthfeel: Not too thin or thick. Warm. Very drinkable.

Verdict: If you're looking for a drinkable altbier, look no further. I have no idea why I never checked out this beer in the past. I'm glad I did now.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2008 00:34:05 | More by Brad007
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dherling

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle purchased as a single at Winooski Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the clear copper brew. Head lasts well, and laces beautifully. Aroma is caramel malt, with a slightly fruity hops tinge to it. Taste is well balanced, with initial sweetness countered by ample fruity bitterness. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both excellent. Nice one here...

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2005 20:57:28 | More by ppoitras
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ChrisBowers

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty decent brew and goes down great after a day up on the mountain. Procured at the little store in Montgomery (tiny town near Jay). Nice brownish-amber with a pleasing hop aroma. Taste is well balanced, smooth, with a nice hoppy finish. I like it better than some of Long Trail's other offerings, although Double Bag is still the best. Still, its the perfect beer to have if you're skiing Jay. I have no idea why, maybe its just good memories associated with my experiences with this beer. Grab some if you can.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2005 03:09:57 | More by ChrisBowers
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scottum

Vermont

4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice light amber brown with a very small head. I enjoy the balanced taste. It's a mellow Long Trail Ale with great mouthfeel. Perfect texture on a brown ale of such is a wonderful thing. This is similar to Long Trail's Church St. Tavern Ale. Snag this gem if you see it around town. I got the hookup at Pearl St Bev, but you could always go up to Jay Peak for a fix.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2003 23:39:10 | More by scottum
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pbrian

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle says only available in VT. My guess is you'd be hardpressed to find it outside of the Jay area, but if you do, snatch it up. It's like a darker/hoppier version of Long Trail Ale. Extremely pleasing, especially after a long day in the Jay glades.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2002 10:08:02 | More by pbrian
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Jay Peak Tram Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.