Long Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Long Trail AleLong Trail Ale

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1,123 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,123
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 12
Gots: 107 | 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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3.38/5  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.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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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.

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