Cold Trail Ale
Mountain State Brewing Co.

Cold Trail AleCold Trail Ale
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From:
Mountain State Brewing Co.
 
West Virginia, United States
Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #283
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
80
Ranked #27,923
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 12.61%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
86
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 28, 2022
Added:
Oct 10, 2005
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  25
SCORE
80
Good
Cold Trail AleCold Trail Ale
Notes: An easy-drinking American Blonde beer, the grist bill includes a healthy dose of oats and wheat. Light in body, this beer is the perfect finish to any day's activity.
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Rated: 3.25 by biteme398 from Virginia

Dec 28, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Alexcork from West Virginia

Jul 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.44 by deg from New Hampshire

Jun 19, 2019
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Had several pints of this brew while in Shepherdstown at a training at NCTC.
Poured on draft at the bar on campus. Beer arrives in a pint glass and has minimal bleached white head. The beer is a bright golden color with lots of light passing through my glass.
The aroma is grainy malt and some grassy and spicy hop notes. The nose is mild overall however.
First sip reveals an average to light body with crisp texture and veryfine and tingly carbonation. Physically this is a crushable beer.
Flavor is similar to nose with grainy and biscuity notes and a bit of sweet malt and light fruit, maybe pear or white grape. Hops come through in a spicy feature and clean up with a dry finish.
Booze is hidden and this beer goes down very easy. Interesting and tasty enough to keep me from getting bored during a session. Nice easy drinker. Glad this was available at the bar.
Jun 03, 2019
 
Rated: 2.5 by Eziel from Ohio

Apr 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Guppy314 from District of Columbia

3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
From a can, pours as a hazy copper with a thin pure white head. Aroma is of musty hops. Flavor is thin like a big-factory mass-market beer. The malt sweetness is forward with yeast-i-ness at the back end. Nice carbonation.
Apr 04, 2019
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Rated by Precisiondigital from Maryland

3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Tastes like a Miller light. Good lacing that sides the cup.. golden blond color... oats and wheat
Mar 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by 22Blue from Kansas

Oct 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.4 by doc_craddock from West Virginia

Aug 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.05 by GlennWB from West Virginia

Aug 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jul 09, 2018
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of wheat, some lemons. Taste is of biscuit malts, light lemons, a touch of wheat, highly refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good summertime thirst quencher.
Jun 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.68 by cyber_phoenix from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.11 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 2.88 by billydrinksbeer from Colorado

Jan 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.06 by jeffgalat from Virginia

Oct 22, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
12 oz can from WV.
Pours with a moderate white head.
Mild but complex aroma and flavor. Yeast, hops and grains all on display with a pervasive light spiciness.
Sep 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Pale orange body color, slightly hazy in appearance, with a touch of clarity. Head creation is barely two fingers, with a quick dissolve, and a simple thin puck and collar of white.

Aroma is pretty non existent of anything. Faint touches of a little bit of citrus and lemon, and not much really else.

Palate pretty much continues this trend. Neutral malt presence with some decent depth but little flavor. Slightly weak grains, almost flour like in the malt bill, but not quite. Not much defining character here at all.

Not always the biggest fan of this style, and here it's just not even getting any semblance of quality going on. Not with a fault, but just bland and boring with nothing going on.
Jul 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Brian_L-2056 from West Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a semi-hazy pale gold color with very little head into a pint. The smell is slightly citrus. The taste is sweet, crisp and has a very pleasant fruity sweet aftertaste. The more I drink this brew, the more I enjoy it. This is definitely a great summertime brew, look forward to many more to come.
Jul 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by caburdette51 from West Virginia

May 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.34 by chris1411 from West Virginia

Jan 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.46 by nater919 from New York

Dec 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.68 by rclangk from West Virginia

Sep 02, 2016
 
Rated: 2.48 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Aug 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.18 by Commandophile from Illinois

Jul 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by jbf190 from West Virginia

Jul 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.57 by icemanexit from Indiana

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.37 by RichH55 from Illinois

Jul 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by Zylod from West Virginia

May 11, 2016
 
Rated: 2.96 by rorjets from Connecticut

Apr 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.03 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2016
 
Rated: 2.5 by bostonryan from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by CM_Drunk from West Virginia

Dec 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by Yancey82 from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.3 by Spencer_Stephens from West Virginia

Jul 28, 2015
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

2.83/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Murky gold pour with white foam which disappeared quickly; very little lace. Wheaty aroma. Tastes like Chex cereal. Lite, watery mouthfeel and semi sweet Corn Flakes tongue coating. Minerally linger doesn't help...
Jul 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.31 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Jun 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.43 by Mtooman from Ohio

Jun 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by nitter from Ohio

Jun 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.05 by BigAl18 from Minnesota

Jun 03, 2015
Cold Trail Ale from Mountain State Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 106 ratings