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Harvest | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
The culmination of a long growing season, the autumn harvest comes once a year. We mark the end of summer with the release our seasonal brown ale, Harvest. Vermont maple syrup added during the brewing process yields a lasting sweetness on the palate that's guaranteed to warm your soul.

Raise a glass and enjoy the spirit of the season. Pairs well with wood-splitting, leaf-raking and pumpkin carving.

In celebration of the autumn harvest we’ve brewed this brown ale with locally harvested Vermont ingredients... a truly unique Taste of Vermont!

13 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2001

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Ratings: 734 |  Reviews: 281
Photo of mmorris15
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jettjon
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Into a pint glass, dark chestnut body and brown-tan head of very dense foam. Nose of toast—toasted bread, toasted malt, and a hint of roasted nuts. Flavor follows nose, dominated by toasted malt with some slight sweetness balancing things and a burnt malt bitter finish. Mouth is chewy and a little bit foamy. Overall, a nice toasted malt porter-ish beverage. Enjoyable, would try again.

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Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ems_backpack
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kalosjakar
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Murky brown with a thin head.

Aroma: a bit of that maple syrup. Toasted malts. Having trouble smelling much of anything.

Taste: again, the syrup is most notable. Notes of toffee, brown sugar, caramel.

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Photo of Nyskizy
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerekP
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown mahogany body with a nougat colored head. Smells of maple, butterscotch, syrup, spicy hops and some alcohol. Tastes malty with milk chocolate, coffee and caramel. Creamy with a splash of bitterness from hops. Balanced, with an ale character that reminds me of why I love brown ales. Love this beer. After one bottle, it's officially in my go-to catalog.

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Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atr2605
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a deep mahogany color with an off white head with good retention and lacing
S-toffee, toasted caramel, biscuit, coffee
T-lots of caramel, followed by toasted biscuit, toffee, and dry finish with bitterness providing balance but not lending a lot to the flavor
M-medium bodied
O-really great fall beer that is sessional and different

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Hannaford,
Reddish brown color with a smallish but long lasting creamy of white head. Caramel dark sugar and a hint of cherry and chocolate on the nose. Flavor follows the aroma and adds a touch of bitter butterscotch. Not bad

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueKurenai
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottK22
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edward_boumil
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Dark brown with ruby highlights. Not much head, no lace.
S: This is the perfect smell to come home to on a brisk New England fall day. Touches of maple and toasty, warm malts. Toffee and caramel as well.
T: A bit thin on flavor overall. Drinks drier than sweeter. Has all the expected flavors, nutty, caramel, toffee. Has the faintest hint of maple once again, though its not sweet like syrup.
F: Pretty light, almost thin body. Pretty easy drinking overall, carbonation is low-medium. Could use a little more body though.
O: I'll probably drink this on Thanksgiving, That's the vibe I get from this. Its not a hop bomb or anything like that, just a nice easy drinker with interesting flavors. Its very warm and cozy.

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Photo of ichorNet
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apparently this has been around for a while, though I have honestly probably passed it up multiple times due to Long Trail's repertoire being rather boring. Now that the design is new, I saw this and decided to grab a single. Marketing worked on me once again! Drat. Oh well, time to sink my teeth into this maple syrup-infused English-style brown.

Pours a deep copper/brown color with some crème brûlée-like highlights and an initially thick head of off-white/khaki-ish foam that eventually sinks to a finger-and-a-half with a murky surface tension and minimal lace. Just about on par for the style, though the clarity is pretty brilliant and tips the scales towards greatness for this one.

Nose is very maple syrup forward; almost like smelling a stack of pancakes with the pat of butter on top! Slight chocolate wheat malt, biscuity breadiness and stale coffee on top. Evocative nose but not incredible by any means, and it does lean a little bit towards being one-note. A bit nutty like an English porter, but without the roast character. Slight grassy hop, but nothing out of the ordinary at all in that realm.

Flavor is pretty rounded and chewy with nutty and biscuity malt aspects followed by a palate-covering sweetness from the maple flavor and a slight bitter wash of leafy hops (likely Goldings/Fuggles) in the finish, helping to balance the palate. Some definite caramel and toffee notes come out as the beer warms. Feel is lightly-carbonated and a bit heavier than expected at the "session" strength this occupies, but it does the job pretty well, I suppose. Slick and coating with a residual sweetness that I can see being tough for some people to accept.

I like it, for sure; it's a bit comforting to have a semi-traditional English brown ale made by a New England brewery without pretense and with a bit of "local" flavor seeping in. Would I want a whole sixer? Probably not, but I'm sure some people would enjoy pounding these with friends more than I would, so who am I to say? Make sure you enjoy maple and chilly, brisk weather, as this is redolent of the former and reminds me of the latter very heavily.

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Photo of KonigObHops
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer poured a very dark brown with a thin tan head that disapated quickly.

This beer smells like coffee grounds.

The initial taste is a little bitter, but in the middle it is deep and smokey and has a heavy Coffey taste. I am not going to say that you can taste the maple syrup just because the bottle says it's in there, but there is a sweet finish to this beer that is almost chocolatey.

The mouth feel is somehow smooth in spite of the high carbonation.

Overall this is a heavy, beer with some really interesting flavors. I was surprised to find it on an Octoberfest table to begin with, but I wasn't expecting this ale to be so similar to a porter.

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Photo of bigbutter
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WiserBud
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyclonece09
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a tiny head. Smells of coffee and chocolate, strong but inviting. Tastes of wheat with a bit of chocolate. Beer is light/medium bodied, nicely carbonated, and very drinkable for a heavier beer. Overall an above average beer.

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Harvest from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 734 ratings
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