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Long Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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967 Ratings
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Ratings: 967
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 12
Gots: 51 | 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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madmanjf

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4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just recently had this flagship beer of Long Trail after being a long-time fan of their more recent offerings.

As Norther-German Albier, this particular example isn't bad or a domestice.

Pours very clear and clean, light coppery/brown hue; however, the head retention is somewhat lacking.

The nose reveals the buscuity aroma one would expect with a beer of this style. Hop aroma is non-existant which is appropriate for an Alt.

The flavor is mildly sweet and yet, at the same time, balanced. The finish has the same buscuity flavor as the aroma suggests.

In the mouth, carbonation is evident along with a medium body. The beer is appropriately chewy.

This is beer would qualify, in my opinion, as an acceptable session beer. It's clean, refreshing and enjoyable with out any predominant aspects which may grow tiresome.

NOTE: Reviewed Live/Real-Time at the Golden Rail

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 20:39:37 | More by madmanjf
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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 967 ratings.