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Long Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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972 Ratings
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Ratings: 972
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 12
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2002)
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Foxman

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3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a carbonated, clear rich amber, fetching in hue. A finger of bubbly off-white head ebbs slowly to a foamy film. Lacing wisps gently down the glass.

The aroma brings a brassy, slightly spicy draft of hops punctuated by a gentle baked maltiness and a distant yeast fruitiness, but it all takes some doing to really ascertain.

A sip brings a mild but certainly present current of toasted malt, which is quickly bested by a pointy spicy hop tang. The center fills out nicely with an earthen dough presence of grain and yeast. The finish is quick, with a mere hint of sourness along the tongue, followed by a short lingering of dryness. This is as simple as basic gets.

Light bodied and light mannered, it flows through, feeling ever so slighty flat in nature, which was a bit of a surprise.

As it goes down, and it goes down capably, nothing grabs you, but then you're done, you realize the package is pretty good. Very smooth with a fundamental flavor, it drinks its way to a contented grin. It doesn't have to excel to be very drinkable, but it sure guarantees a follow-up offering. It makes getting back to basics a real comfort.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2005 22:35:33 | More by Foxman
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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.