Harvest | Long Trail Brewing Co.

719 Ratings

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: 719 |  Reviews: 275
Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottK22
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edward_boumil
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
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 +4.6%
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 +7.9%
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 +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WiserBud
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyclonece09
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Midwestbrew18
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgido759
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
2.85/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A little bit of the maple syrup comes through on first taste, but some lingering, cloying sweetness remains. Watery mouthfeel. Light brown in color, with no head and light carbonation. To me the maple detracts from what might have been a nice brown ale..

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Photo of RancidAggro
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle

Pours a dark brown, clear with ruby highlights. Minimal head. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is well balanced, not sure I pick up the maple without being tols on the label. Thinner bodied.

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Photo of brotherloco
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Uzarnayme
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of secondtooth
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a deep clean ruby with nice head of tan suds. Very little lace, though.

Aroma: Bittersweet chocolate, roasty coffee, maple syrup. Quite nice!

Taste: Echoing the bittersweet chocolate, with some coffee notes. Finishes a tad bitter with some hops in there. A very nice brown ale, and one I’d gladly return to.

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Harvest from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.67 out of 5 based on 719 ratings.
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