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Long Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,098 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,098
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 13
Gots: 92 | 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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Ratings: 1,098 | Reviews: 385 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Rojada1988
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Rojada1988, Apr 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

GiannaG, Apr 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

mrskunk, Apr 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

jrempel, Apr 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

TheRuss9585, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Cheet577, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of wrath98
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

wrath98, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +12.4%

redfox405, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of HardTarget
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Nice clear orange glass shows active carbonation streams, but they fail to hold up a pretty limp white head.

Smell: Earthy hop with a slight corn / DMS note. Some toasted malt makes a brief appearance.

Taste: Same DMS cooked corn note, which distracts from the generally good beer underneath. Smooth flavor profile, mild malt sweetness complements the earthy hop bitter leaving a pretty balanced package.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation is almost painful, medium light body, slightly slick finish.

Overall: A nice beer with a distracting flaw. I've held this longer than I should've (picked it up on a trip back east) but that didn't seem to hurt much. Nothing really to bring me back, but glad I tried it.

HardTarget, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light amber color with minimal head, fades fast and doesn't leave any lacing on the glass.

Smell is mostly sweet caramel malt, not picking much else up but I wasn't really expecting to.

Taste is straightforward with a caramel malt front, active carbonation but it isn't overwhelming and lends a decent smoothness, not much of a hop presence.

An average ale that comes with no surprises.

deltatauhobbit, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

MarvinSnyder, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

andrewborstein, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

spelletier, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

JedediahK, Mar 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

rpaine, Mar 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

tpauer, Mar 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

jsboates, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

danmc50, Mar 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

chasmandocharles, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Jim_DemonDeacon, Mar 10, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -64.9%

BierAdvoNikk, Mar 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

RyanGoodman, Mar 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

RobGronkowski, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

kjkinsey, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Peter, Mar 02, 2012
Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,098 ratings.