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Centennial Red (Brewmaster Series) - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Centennial Red (Brewmaster Series)Centennial Red (Brewmaster Series)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

241 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed to celebrate 100 years of the oldest hiking trail in North America, the Long Trail. This ale features a slightly sweet malt flavor delicately balanced by the use of centennial hops. This bigger beer goes down smooth, please indulge with moderation.

Our Imperial Red Ale has the traditional characteristics of a red ale with the addition of an ample amount of hops and a higher grain bill that yields more sugars during the brewing process; resulting in a higher ABV.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: SFLpunk on 11-10-2010)
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Ratings: 241 | Reviews: 135 | Display Reviews Only:
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Treb0R

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-13-2012 17:18:48 | More by Treb0R
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-04-2012 02:56:27 | More by Proclarush
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Vivs85

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-02-2012 15:10:01 | More by Vivs85
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cvp684

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-01-2012 01:28:22 | More by cvp684
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SpectralAbyss

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-04-2012 21:06:50 | More by SpectralAbyss
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13%

09-09-2012 22:38:07 | More by Molson2000
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claytong

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-31-2012 18:45:48 | More by claytong
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +33%

08-09-2012 21:40:46 | More by Newbiebeer
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-05-2012 03:27:14 | More by mattparsons
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-22-2012 12:38:43 | More by hockenbeer
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-22-2012 04:01:57 | More by rolltide8425
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-22-2012 00:15:05 | More by lccrunchy
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 22oz bomber of this for $5.99.

Pours a dark reddish brown. Not much head to it, sweet aroma. Taste is medium bodied, huge caramel sweetness upfront, followed by the centennial hops and a great maltiness. Super tasty and smooth, the 8% abv is well hidden. Finishes clean... this is a fantastic beer, well balanced and very tasty!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 23:07:19 | More by oriolesfan4
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-04-2012 01:30:21 | More by acurtis
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-01-2012 15:53:53 | More by bigeyedfish89
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beerme626

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-01-2012 02:46:39 | More by beerme626
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Focusf111

Vermont

3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-30-2012 04:27:29 | More by Focusf111
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-15-2012 01:08:22 | More by Rekrule
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virinow

New York

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

06-09-2012 18:41:47 | More by virinow
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cowboy83

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-06-2012 14:12:17 | More by cowboy83
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Deep ruby, two finger almost tan head with good lacing.

S-Malt, caramel, some hops but not much.

T-Starts with a blend of malt and caramel, continues with an earthy/dirt hop presence. Some bitterness.

M-Light to medium bodied, smooth, not that much carbonation.

O-A nice Red Ale, the hops go well with the malt bill for a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 01:34:47 | More by rlee1390
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markasparov

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +13%

05-16-2012 13:57:02 | More by markasparov
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CheezyBlaster

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lots of aroma on the pine side, but the hops don't push through in flavor. Very big caramel and sweet malt. Syrupy red flavors don't establish themselves in the body, and it goes down smooth. A slight nod to that "cat pee" taste/smell we all seem to get from time to time -I've never bothered to find out what kind of compound brings out that for me. Not bad, but not great overall. I have enjoyed the trend in reds/ambers becoming hoppier, but it's not here.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 00:41:08 | More by CheezyBlaster
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

04-30-2012 00:36:39 | More by jrfehon33
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a stemless flute glass. The color glowed a deep maroon, medium brown. No real head was observed, but sheets of tannish, reddish lacing appeared around the glass as we sipped. No sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared medium. The aroma was thick of lactic sourness, barnyard grass, huge citric hops which were very bitter, of grapefruit and metallics. The malts were predominantly caramel, with a bready yeast, and a serious sea saltiness. Our first impression was that this was a boozy hop bomb. As we sipped, steely malts mixed with bittering earthen hops. Muddy mineral and raw honey sweetness cooled things down a bit. The middle moved forward with more earthy mineral, with a sweetness brought forward by alcohol, and floral hops. Peppery booze, caramel, and brown sugar finish things off with sweetness, and a seriousness. Bitter grassy hops, again, mix here for a balance and final bite. The aftertaste breathed of peppery booze, earthy hops, lemon rind sting, and a fresh malty bite. The body was medium, and the carbonation was higher end. The mouth is hit with a sour, puckering slickness and cool astringency. Eventually the mouth is left even and wet, with little drying. The beer is very warming to the belly. The abv is appropriate, and the swill drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was how earthy, bitter, and hoppy it was. These notes mix nicely with the rich, metallic malts, adding a balancing sweetness. The nose on this guy was amazing, with a great deal of funk, moss, and musk from the yeast, with a beautiful balance from the hop varietals which take several faces throughout. Very nice for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2012 22:52:37 | More by TheBrewo
Centennial Red (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.