Long Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Long Trail AleLong Trail Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,123 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,123
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 12
Gots: 105 | 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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1.78/5  rDev -50%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

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2.23/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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2.33/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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2.4/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,123 ratings.