Summer Ale
Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #225
Ranked #26,863
3.59 | pDev: 10.86%
May 31, 2022
Mar 22, 2014
Summer AleSummer Ale
Notes: Introducing our newly re-imagined seasonal selection; inspired by Electric Boogaloo, a small-batch brewery-only release developed on our pilot system.

This brand new Summer Ale recipe is a palate-pleasing, hazy golden ale featuring waves of juicy, fruit-filled hop flavors from Cashmere, Mandarina Bavaria and Amarillo.
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Rated: 4.08 by ptgb from New Jersey

May 31, 2022
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a pint glass at brewery in Bridgewater Corners, VT. Pours golden orange with plenty of foamy head and lacing. Subtle taste of fruit - peach? - coupled with light hops. Very refreshing, delishes, and ascetically pleasing. Good stuff.
May 22, 2022
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

May 08, 2022
Rated: 3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 21, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

May 22, 2021
Rated: 3.53 by JerseyJohn02 from New Jersey

Jan 25, 2021
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a light gold. Not much of an aroma. A mild malt body with a slight bitter hop finished. Well balanced. Very smooth. Not very flashy but really solid. The perfect beer for summer afternoons.
Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Lightly hazy, transparent deep golden-copper in color; bubbly, creamy white head. Great retention and lacing.

Deep aromas of fresh orange peel, candied orange, pineapple, toast, honey, and white pepper.

Crisp crackery malt upfront immediately marries with sweet orange, zesty orange oils, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. Hay and a slight vinous hint. Slightly sweet toasty malt. Clean, drying finish with a light metallic note, and a hint of white pepper.

Medium-light feel. Moderate carbonation. Slightly oily but fairly clean overall. Downright crushable.

A fantastic summer ale! Very citrusy and fruity from the hops, a subtle sweetness that keeps drawing you back, and a crisp refreshing finish.
Jul 14, 2020
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, amber color with golden highlights but a very, very small white head of fizziness. Sweet orange aroma with caramel notes. Tasted fairly fruity and sweet with a subtle piney bitterness. Clean and smooth finish. Light to medium bodied.
Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
We got a nice recommendation for this one and it did not disappoint. She’s a fruit filled brew for easy sipping on a sun drenched day. Easily one of the best summer ales we have had and is fantastically consumable. Drinks more like a flavorful IPA than a Whit Beer (which we see a lot in “summer” beers) and that’s not to say it’s heavy, just a lot of flavor. We at 1009 would absolutely grab this again and if you haven’t tried it, get yourself a six.
Jun 20, 2020
Rated: 3.56 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

May 18, 2020
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Reviewed by DerekP from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Maybe they updated this recipe, because the bottle says it's a little over 5%. Either way, it's a very enjoyable blonde ale. Slight citrus fruit in the aroma, very quaffable light malts and an upfront hop bite. Creamy in the middle with a thirst quenching finish. Another one from one of my favorite breweries that's also very underrated.
May 07, 2020
Rated: 3.6 by Van_boi from New Hampshire

Apr 25, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by wip998001 from Massachusetts

Apr 08, 2020
Rated: 3.65 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Oct 26, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by zotzot from Vermont

Aug 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Pours a translucent orange-gold with a fizzy, 1/8th inch, off-white head that quickly disperses towards the edges of the glass. Nose is very subdued - the merest hints of citrus and biscuit malts. Taste follows nose. Finishes with biscuit malts and a light, medicinal bitterness. Mouthfeel is light in body with an assertive carbonation the leaves a residual prickly across the tongue between quaffs. Overall, decent and drinkable.
Aug 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
See through golden with a gone white head. There’s some kind of hops on the nose and some sweetness detected. I’m an ipa guy I might be judging more harshly than warranted. Really easy to drink, sweet with a kiss of hop bite. Watery with just less than enough carbonation. Um no.
Aug 04, 2019
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Bright, refreshing golden ale. Citra dry-hopping brings extra zing. At 4.3% abv, this is a good in-the-sunshine summer brew. Though fairly simple and straightforward, if you need to drive away the heat, start here.
Jul 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Urtravel from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: golden pale hazy color with light foamy head that dissipates quickly
S: crisp fruity smell with a hint of hops which lets you know there is going to be a light touch of bitterness
T: follows smell pretty much but hoppy bitterness not as strong
F: refreshing and satisfying inviting another swig
O: very nice ale with good balance of fruitiness and hops
Jun 15, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Jun 08, 2019
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Reviewed by deleted_user_995920

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a semi opaque golden/orange hue, very quickly dissipating head. Pick up scent of neutral earth smell, Tastes better than most of the Summer ale's I have had so far. Nice lemony , malty, iced tea essence.Feels well crafted and stands out among the other blonde summer ales- Overall this is quite refreshing and definitely a light ABV summer slammer- ABV is now 5.4%
Jun 04, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by digitalflood from New York

May 27, 2019
Rated: 3.54 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

May 22, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Sep 13, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by ryanm3850 from Rhode Island

Dec 28, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by Mattias from Sweden

Aug 25, 2017
Rated: 3.47 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 3.95 by RBorsato from Virginia

Aug 09, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by Kayakguy from Massachusetts

Aug 02, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by ColSanders123 from Georgia

Jul 25, 2017
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Reviewed by deniro from New York

4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled dated 3/10/17
Poured about a finger head. Nice carbonation. Nice light yellow slightly hazy color. Very light citrus in the smell, not that the smell wasn't good, it just wasn't very strong at all. Taste is great. It has some bite and a little bitterness that is missing in most Summer Ales. A nice citrus balance and hops with a crisp feel to it and a nice sweet lingering aftertaste reminiscent of a good Kolsch. Long Trail hit this one on the head. This definitely might be my go to Summer Ale this Summer when I'm in the mood for this style on a hot day.
Jul 06, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by Paoloboston from Massachusetts

Jul 06, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by Kornitsky101 from Massachusetts

Jun 29, 2017
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle in an Imperial pint glass.

Summer hazy light straw color with a light golden thread or two depending on the light. A sturdy 1-plus finger head, bleach white, leaves wispy lacing. Looks summery to me.

Light citrus and dry grass aromas.

Pilsner malt with some citrus hop flavor. Is that orange and mango?

Light body an soft carbonation; just right for summer ale. Lasting hop flavor.

On target summer ale.
Jun 24, 2017
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Rated by AlexErez from New Hampshire

4.37/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
True to its name this is a beer for the summer and has a light mouth feel, with a nice neutral aftertaste the is reminiscent of barbecues long ago.
Jun 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was basically a light hazy golden yellow to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some light stringy lacing sliding into the beer. The smell started off with a light citrus zest and lead into a light balance of grassiness. The taste was sweet to bitter blending the citrus to the grassiness. Lingering sweet citrus leads the aftertaste and ends up leading a wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a very good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs smooth and allows a light tangy citrus feel over my tongue. Overall, I say whether a blonde ale or an APA, I’d have it again.
Jun 15, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Jun 07, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by breardon1776 from New York

May 28, 2017
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