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Long Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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999 Ratings
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Ratings: 999
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 12
Gots: 63 | 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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Longfoot

Maine

1/5  rDev -71.9%

12-27-2011 04:31:53 | More by Longfoot
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apmcpm

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -71.9%

01-09-2012 00:07:19 | More by apmcpm
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BierAdvoNikk

Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -64.9%

03-10-2012 16:15:06 | More by BierAdvoNikk
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bill93063

New Hampshire

1.78/5  rDev -50%

This ale is an example of the micro brew revolution spawning mediocre ales with poor quality ingredients. The hops taste stale and are obviously of an inferior grade. The lingering aftertaste is just plain bad, at has metallic notes akin to Beck's lager. The drinkability quotiant is very low, I had trouble finishing one.

06-18-2009 15:56:49 | More by bill93063
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juicebox

Ohio

2/5  rDev -43.8%

12-13-2012 17:46:00 | More by juicebox
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -43.8%

03-20-2013 23:21:35 | More by BGsWo22
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -43.8%

02-20-2012 18:03:45 | More by chrispoint
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chippo33

Vermont

2/5  rDev -43.8%

01-10-2013 08:19:44 | More by chippo33
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

2/5  rDev -43.8%

03-10-2012 02:25:46 | More by RyanGoodman
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Jeffreywhite22

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -43.8%

12-23-2011 16:47:23 | More by Jeffreywhite22
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.23/5  rDev -37.4%

Bottle: Poured a golden color beer with a small head and very little retention. Aroma of sweet malt is quite overpowering with no hops discernable. Taste is very sweet with some light malt presence. Hops are very hard to discern. Overall, this is a refreshing but also quite boring beer.

08-14-2006 19:41:14 | More by Phyl21ca
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

10-08-2013 02:57:44 | More by ScaryEd
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Brutus627

Maine

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

06-27-2014 14:44:23 | More by Brutus627
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Dag95


2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

07-04-2014 19:43:26 | More by Dag95
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

2.33/5  rDev -34.6%

Decided to try this local brew...

A: Very good looking. Copper color with a thick white head that quickly fades.

S: Nothing special going on in the scent. Kind of like a mainstream Bud.

T: Starts off like drinking water. Hints of hops on the very backend. Not very good. Might be good for mainstream beer-aholics.

M: Way too watered down. Hardly any carbonation. Leaves not many good flavors on your taste buds.

D: Goes down like drinking a water. For all the wrong reasons. Not impressed.

All in all, if you're into craft beer, avoid this brew. Nothing special at all. This would be good for mainstream beer lovers. If you like brews like Bud, Coors, and Michelob, then this is for you. Otherwise, avoid.

02-10-2010 02:22:14 | More by steve8robin
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Kooz

New York

2.4/5  rDev -32.6%

Drinking this bottle on a bad night. Let's see what we have in store...

Pours to an orange/tan color with a slight, sticky head that leaves a nice lacing around the glass.

Smells of hops and some caramel or honey. Very nice!

Too bitter. There's some flavor there, but really the burnt bitterness of the hops is overpowering. I am not a fan of how this tastes.

Good mouthfeel for a Long Trail brew. Full bodied with a nice foamy-creaminess.

I wish the beer tasted better. I like everything about it but the flavor. It's one very basic, bitter note. I have to give this a sub par rating considering.

09-25-2012 02:39:19 | More by Kooz
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

04-11-2013 02:14:13 | More by Atomicskis5
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

04-21-2013 05:36:18 | More by slimntubbs
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

05-10-2014 22:59:04 | More by TheBigBoy
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jk3

New York

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

04-27-2012 22:55:02 | More by jk3
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

02-10-2012 20:12:00 | More by oldp0rt
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Paul68

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

02-03-2012 02:22:44 | More by Paul68
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

02-24-2014 20:20:58 | More by HopStoopid120
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

01-19-2012 22:24:22 | More by wertschy
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

09-10-2012 23:57:08 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 999 ratings.