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Long Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Long Trail AleLong Trail Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,142 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,142
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 12
Gots: 146 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2002

Long Trail Ale is a full-bodied amber ale modeled after the “Alt-biers” of Düsseldorf, Germany. Our top fermenting yeast and cold finishing temperature result in a complex, yet clean, full flavor. Originally introduced in November of 1989, Long Trail Ale beer quickly became, and remains, the largest selling craft-brew in Vermont. It is a multiple medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival.

25 IBU
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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ravisingh
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Head was about 3 inches of an off white foam that took it's time to dissipate with a little lacing noticeable. 10 on the SRM Cart. Color was a striking copper, nice to look at.

S: Smell is definitely on the lighter side, I detected no citrus, etc. A definite alcohol presence, not overpowering but there. Some stone fruit maybe plum. Very mild and subtle cut grass smell, not obvious.

T: Definite hints of grass in the hops flavoring. As far as esters, again a little stone fruit, like the aroma I would say plum. A roasty flavor that is nice and not too much. A little bit of floral in there very nice. Mild phenol flavor as far as pepper notes.

F: It is a medium mouthfeel IMO with moderate carbonation. The finish is a little dry with a little sweetness. A little warmth though very subtle.

O: Overall I would say this is an easy beer to drink. If i was introducing one of my 40 oz or Bud friends to something else this would be a great pick. Personally I like a little more presence and bite, but this is a good well crafted easy on the mouth independently brewed beer. The ABV was @ 5% and if I was to guess I would imagine this was the beer they brewed to introduce the masses to their line as it's a great spot on beer for just that.

Photo of Brabel480
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cchrink
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ian_B
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not a lot of flavour, especially as far as the malt goes. Bitter finish that doesn't seem necessary for balance.

Photo of ricp215
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IronLover
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bright copper orange in color with just the slightest haze. Pourd ewith a firm, off white foam with moderate retention. Moderately malty nose with a touch of caramel and light fruity esters. No hop aromas or diacetyl. Medium bodied with tangy, moderately high carbonation thorough the middle. Sweet malty flavor up front with moderate hop bitterness bitterness through the middle followed by light caramel near the end. No hop flavor. Finished semi-dryly with a light bready and biscuit flavors and a lingering hop bitterness.

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KrissyKat6
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopley
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckaire69
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prop28WasBetter
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garstick
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CarlosRuizsChauffeur
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gop
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of misternebbie
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of asuburbanman
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jayhunter357
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jake_eff
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AirBob
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of let8it8grow
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidSomers
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,142 ratings.