Summer Ale | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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3.57/5
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237 Ratings
Summer AleSummer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
longtrail.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
An unfiltered golden ale made to chill out summer's hottest days. Remarkably light on the palate, with a soft Pilsner malt character and a distinct citrus hop aroma deriving from dry-hopped additions of Citra hops. Each sip finishes with a refreshing bitterness that invites another. At 4.3% ABV, this golden beauty is a truly quaffable drinking experience.

Added by puboflyons on 03-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,712
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
237
pDev:
10.92%
Bros Score:
3.38
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
76
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by ChrisChagnon:
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4/5  rDev +12%

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Photo of Jcorn
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely not bad, pretty bland though. Extremely easy to drink, which I guess is exactly what you want in a Summer beer. I don't love it, but I don't hate it either. Kind of a paradox of sorts. Seems perfect for a day on the water so I guess I kind of like it.

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Photo of Jason
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Hazed pale yellow straw color, healthy subs all around. Pungent citric hop nose with dank grapefruit rind. Smooth, light crispness with a slightly thin body. Big on hops in comparison to what is offered up in malt, a bit one sided. Getting my hop fix but seems too light IMO.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pat_McWilliams
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of sgn4779
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.22/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of doremite
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prdstmnky
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of tdm168
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of deniro
4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

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Photo of JohnFatAss
3.16/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wroywel
3.19/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueKurenai
2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sjones5045
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Enriquehopnog
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of shoretaxi
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.27/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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Photo of hkyplyr73
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Summer Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 237 ratings