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Long Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,099 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,099
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle into stemless wine glass to start off TGIF.

A: Mostly clear mahogany with with amber. Head is cream colored and leaves a bit of lace. Looks & pours like an ALT.

S: The nose is aromatic after it warms, a little stiff at first. Not that compelling. toasted grain dominates with a bit of woodsy hoppiness. Back of the pack.

T: Well-toasted grain is dominant. Woodsy again comes to mind. No fruit, a bit of grass. The finish is bitter, but again woody and not that clean, makes me want a palate changer.

F: OK, a bit thin, feels mass produced. Better than a Newcastle, not nearly as good as a Sams.

Long Trail Ale is an OK American altbier. Good starter craft, good reliable. I'd take a Sams over it. Not great for a flagship. Good with burgers and Burlington fare.

Act25, Aug 09, 2013
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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,099 ratings.