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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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chiefydawg

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3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light amber orange, very clear. Highly active effervescence with short whitish tiny-bubbled head. Nice rings of lace left behind.

Smells slightly yeasty, with some sweet mild grain and a spritz of hop. The toffee dominates though.

Sweeter than I expected, though it coincides with the smell. Muted fruit hides behind the caramel, and it has just exactly enough hop in there somewhere to keep it balanced. The maltiness is smooth and balanced; and the next drink comes rather quickly. The aftertaste is the only part I have trouble with. There is a stickiness that isn't really sweet, but just a residual that reminds me of warm corn adjunct beer. Not terrible mind you, just detracting

Smooth and clean, this is an easy drinker with a light body that I have no problem rolling around in my mouth before the swallow. Nice session brew indeed. Nothing special, but quite solid all around.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 02:03:47 | More by chiefydawg
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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.