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Long Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Long Trail AleLong Trail Ale

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1,030 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,030
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 12
Gots: 72 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

buffcityx, Sep 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

scottytrack, Nov 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

adaifotis, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

DmanGTR, Feb 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

k_clarkie, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Johncnh, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

wiscokid920, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Proclarush, Nov 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

MattXT, Nov 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

A-Pours a translucent coppery color. Head forms then dies. Small bits of lacing.

S-Smells a lot like applejuice to me. No hop character in the nose. A bit skunky as well. Lighter malt profile. Mostly smells like juice.

T-Unique. This literally some sort of all natural juice. A tiny hop bite hits in the end. Light caramel malt I think. Tastes like juice, all I can think of right now.

M-Light, crisp, pretty refreshing. Not too carbonated.

D-I cannot tell if I like this beer or mildly despise it. If I like it, it is very drinkable because it is very light and the alcohol is completely masked. I still can't figure of if I like it.

Its more interesting than I expected.

VelvetExtract, Dec 17, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

pveilleux, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

GiantMidget, Jul 21, 2012
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bobv, Jul 24, 2014
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gshackles, Jun 23, 2013
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Kelp, Apr 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Durandal_777, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

rolltide8425, Jul 22, 2012
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brianchall, Jul 10, 2014
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HeavyDandtheGirls, Aug 03, 2014
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SmokeyJoesCafe, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Otter Creek Copper ale.

A: Clear amber with lots of tiny bubbles. Two-finger, off-white, fizzy head that lasted less than a minute. Okay lacing.

S: Toasted caramel malt. Some fruit and spice. Yeast. Grassy hops.

T: Light sweetness and bitterness. Toasted nutty finish. Tangy and a bit of hops.

M: Light to medium body. Slightly dry with nice fizzy carbonation.

O: Very drinkable, but not quite as good at the Otter Creek Copper Ale.

SolipsismalCat, Sep 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

alexsergio, Jul 27, 2014
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WDJersey, Aug 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

erikro, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

hphilip456, May 15, 2013
Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,030 ratings.