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Long Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,122 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,122
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 12
Gots: 101 | 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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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a long trail glass. Pours a solid orange color with a nice head

Well balanced with aromas of grains, malts, a touch of hops, and oranges

medium bodied with a good feel. Very smooth with flavors of grains, malts and some oranges

A real good altbier. There's a good amount of flavor for such a low alcohol beer

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of rodney45
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Golden red with a quickly dissipating off white head that leaves minimal lacing.

S: Has a peach and whole wheat bread aroma. Slight notes of cinnamon

T: Malty and bread like up front. Sour astringent and skunky flavor following. Dry finish, with a citrus tone.

M: Light to medium body, with high carbonation.

O: An average to below average ale. I was slightly put off by the astringency but managed to keep with this one. Not a drain pour, but i wouldnt buy a 6 pack.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of tylerprince
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear copper color with a two-finger head. Minimal retention gives way to an abundant but thin lacing. fairly low amount of bubbling.

S: Smells mostly of a sweet, biscuity malt, with apricots and a small amount of hoppy citrus in the background.

T: Sweet roasted malts up front, with some molasses at the end. Neither very complex nor interesting, and even a bit skunky at the end. Hoppy bitterness but not flavor is present. Alcohol is very prevalent, especially as it warms.

M: Syrupy but well cut with quite a bit of carbonation. If it tasted better, sessionable.

O: I remember this being better when I drank it more often towards the beginning of college. Slightly better than average, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it, nor would I pay for this beer if most others in its price range were available.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper color with a small white head that dissipates into a small white foam on the surface. Leaves spotted lacing.

S: Sweet caramel, raisin bread, molasses, berries.

T: Sweet bready malt upfront with fruity undertones and a slight herbal bitterness.

M: Light bodied with soft carbonation, crisp, and refreshing.

O: Overall it's a nice sessionable, flavorful, refreshing beer.

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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,122 ratings.