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Long Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Long Trail AleLong Trail Ale

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1,156 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,156
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 12
Gots: 156 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2002

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
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Ratings: 1,156 | Reviews: 392
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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.

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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.

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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,156 ratings.