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Long Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

Long Trail AleLong Trail Ale

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Ratings: 886
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%


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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brentk56

North Carolina

2.91/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear copper with a very modest head that lacks staying power; despite the lack of retention, the head does splash some lace around the glass

Smell: Caramel and cooked vegetal aromatics; DMS, perhaps

Taste: Caramel and apple/pear, up front, with a a bitter, herbal character in the middle that verges on a woody flavor; the finish brings out the vegetal elements detected in the aroma

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I guess this is Long Trail's flagship ale and I was expecting more of a traditional altbier style, but this was not particularly enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 02:04:19 | More by brentk56
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I am not as highly versed when it comes to different tastes as of yet, still have to improve my skills, but as far as LT goes it's my first foray into the altbier style.

Been drinking it for about 12 years now. It always seemed to have this different taste which I have come to love in that old friend kind of way. This is always my go to as far as a simple everyday beer goes. Seems to pair up with just about everything from burgers to a nice pulled pork.

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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
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