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Long Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Long Trail AleLong Trail Ale

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1,064 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,064
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 13
Gots: 83 | 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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Photo of kevgod
4/5  rDev +12.4%

kevgod, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Bendurgin
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. This one pours amber with a finger of white head that doesn't stick around to long.

A bit of a sweet malty aroma here; kind of gives of a not quite ripe berry aroma. Perhaps citrus hops in the background with a little bit of spiciness. Grainy malt flavors with some berries in the finish. Al little bit of citrus hops round this out.

Light body with good carbonation. Overall not bad. This one was a left over from a gathering with a handful of friends. Not a bad beer, but not to exciting.

Bendurgin, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of disemgrowler
3/5  rDev -15.7%

disemgrowler, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Perilousleigh
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Perilousleigh, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of shockrocker65
4/5  rDev +12.4%

shockrocker65, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear deep copper color with a decent sized fluffy white head that displays moderate retention and lace. Smells of sweet bready malt, toffee, hints of apricot and tangerine and a light herbal earthy hop aroma. Taste is sweet malts up front immediately followed by an earthy hop bite. Sweet toffee and a hint of butter contrasted with apricot, spice, pepper and a light fruitiness. Medium body with a dry finish, moderate to high level of carbonation with a sweet almost syrupy bubbly mouthfeel. This used to be the beer I drank when I went skiing 15 years ago, but I haven't had it in years. Sometimes when you try to go back it only serves to disappoint. Decent enough drinker, but really nothing special.

johnnnniee, Jan 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Nordicsk8er, Jan 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

KimenTshom, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Aewachiw, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jh1982, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Brushkanna, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

kmwilson76, Dec 27, 2011
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1/5  rDev -71.9%

Longfoot, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev +12.4%

jagada, Dec 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Fermenticusrex, Dec 24, 2011
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

Jeffreywhite22, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

troegaarden, Dec 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

tclapper, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of garuda
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle, bottle date stamped on neck, barely legible

A - Crystal clear copper with a fluffy white head that has pretty good retention and lacing.

S - Nice whiff of grassy, herbal hops with some pine, then mostly sweet bready malts with a hint of grain.

T - Follows the nose, but more of a grainy malt texture pops in about mid palate, finishing on the sweet side.

M - Medium body, lively carbonation. Perhaps a little high for my liking, making it a little thin. A little rough on the texture, not as smooth as I was hoping for.

O - Very easy drinking beer, I put back a few of these easily. Seems like the mouthfeel was a little off or the style, but otherwise, a nice, simple tasty brew.

garuda, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of ale207
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ale207, Dec 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

kaelingirl, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of beerbiatchMD
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: amber, minimal white head, small lacing with swirl,

S: medium malt smell with brown sugar and some mild piney hops as well.

T: Roast malts predominate with some caramel and molasses. A little hoppy bitterness at the end.

M: overall good, medium bodied with decent carbonation.

O: slightly above average, would recommend but wouldn't go out of my way to get it again. Overall approachable.

beerbiatchMD, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

wagner617, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Beeraucrat, Dec 14, 2011
Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,064 ratings.