Hibernator | Long Trail Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
good
735 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This robust, malty brew will take the bite from a cold winter night.

32 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
735
Reviews:
271
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.64%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Going against the grain on this one. From winter brew tasting notes (2010): Pours a partly hazy amber, off-white head. The flavor is sweet, brown sugar, malts, caramel, some earth. Malty, caramel aroma, brown sugar. The finish is an earthy, floral hop bittering. Thin/medium to medium in body. This beer didn't put together for me at all.

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Photo of jmdrpi
2.76/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

clear dark amber color, with white head, some lacing.

smells sweet and malty, maybe a little oxidation.

taste is malty, with just a touch of spice. sorta one note, nothing too special. moderate carbonation and medium body, but an odd chalky feeling of an aftertaste.

I'd say below average drinkability just because it seems a bit off.

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2.79/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blah. A subpar Scottish ale. Aroma was weak. Stale caramel malt with not much else. Pour was an average cloudy medium amber with no bubbles and just a hint of a thin tan ring for a head. Taste was very average. A hint of roasted malt, but mostly caramel with no hops apparent. Little carbonation.

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2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Slight head through the beer with some lacing. Color was dark amber, dark crimson.

S: Bready, malty aroma. Didnt pick up the honey here.

T: Good taste, wasnt too sweet despite the honey and additives. Not a warming seasonal but pretty good.

M: Heavily carbonated given the style of beer. Fairly thick in the back of the mouth.

D: Would have liked to have tasted more of the warming alcohol but it is a drinkable beer. Enjoyable but not a favorite.

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2.82/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A deep red-brown with a straw colored one-finger head. Prominent and persistent lacing.

Aroma rather weak. An earthy-malt scent. Not much here.

Taste rather bitter for a Scottish Ale. Malts not heavy or strong. Some caramel and a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel is smooth and and fairly light. I disagree that this is a full-bodied ale. There is room for improvement.

Drinkability favorable. Definitely smooth. Carbonation prevalent, alcohol not quite as much.

Overall, I am disappointed with this beer. I had heard good things. It's not as rich or flavorful as I would have liked and I fell it has a rather weak body contrary to popular belief. By no means is this my favorite style of ale - but even so, I expected something that stands out. This beer seems rather bland to me.

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2.82/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy, reddish-copper color with one finger of head that fades to a ring with little lacing.

Aroma: Toasted malt, slight dish rag/lemon cleaner, mild spice, some earthy hops.

Taste: Caramel malt up front, then thinning a bit with floral hop notes and some yeast, then flattening out to a more dull bitterness on the back end with some nuttiness and a slightly astringent dried spice note.

The Rest: This one doesn't do a whole lot for me. Body is medium and carbonation is fine, but the aroma is slightly off-putting and the taste didn't really make up any ground. Drinkable but nothing special.

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Hibernator from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 735 ratings.
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