Harvest | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
50.3%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 725 ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,233
Reviews:
279
Ratings:
725
Liked:
365
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
13.39%
Alströms:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
111
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 725 |  Reviews: 279
Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Uzarnayme
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of secondtooth
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
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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Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrgriffiniii
3.17/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MacMalt
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into pint glass. The color is a dark ruby red with a thick, creamy milk-white head and lacing that took a long time to dissipate. The smell is mostly bready malt with maple and perhaps just a whiff of dark fruit. The taste is primarily a roasted malt. There's a slight maple sweetness but not enough to really make this beer interesting. This is a lightly carbonated ale that is very drinkable given its low ABV. This ale would be better if there were more of a maple flavor.

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Photo of LoudRed
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arnulfooxblood
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dizzy242
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drtth
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear brown color with a slight reddish tinge and a 1/4" tan head that soon recedes to leave a small ring and part of the surface visible. Sipping creates lots of small scattered patches of lacing. The ring persists for a very long time, as does a thin, irregular island of foam being fed by the nucleation point.

The aromas are both a complex and an interesting mix, with just a bit of maple syrup in there. There's a bit of nutty and biscuity character here, along with some light, subtle chocolate and toasted malt.

The flavors include the light toastiness, some chocolate, some biscuit and hints of maple syrup sweetness mixed in with just a small touch of bitterness.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and there's some light prickly carbonation. The finish is medium in length and winds up dry and faintly bitter in a way that invites another sip.

This is a nicely drinkable beer which I've enjoyed and expect I'll be looking to have again. It seems to be much of what an English Brown should be, lots of subtle flavors, a flavor combination that grows more enjoyable over time and a beer that one could have several of during an evening chatting with friends.

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

LONG TRAIL HARVEST ALE 11/7/15

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Very dark clear ruby, black unless seen through light. Finger thick white head receded quickly to nearly nothing, with similar lack of lacing.

s; Roasty caramel malt.

t: Follows the nose followed by a balancing mild hop bite. Sweetish finish

m: Medium good body, some carbonation tingle.

o: A decent porterlike autumn brew, extremely sessionable and yet tasty enough, especially as it warms.

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

Photo of smb71481
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Leiermann
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

A - Clear, but dark brown, with a head that starts with orange highlights but quickly fades to a straight off-white, that persists and laces up nicely.

S - A hit of floral hops, with a maple touch and a hint of bread. Great nose for a brown.

T - This is an English Brown first and foremost, so the malt is nice bread and toast, there is a subtle but present bittering hop in the close, and the sum is pleasant. The maple note is primarily a background note.

M - Brisk carbonation, but not overly aggressive. Very mild close. Quite drinkable.

O - Overall, I like it. A pleasant, very easy drinker. And the maple is just there enough to add an extra depth to the very traditional notes this beer is hitting otherwise.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of 2ellas
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep/dark brown with a thick white head
Smells roasty and of tobacco. More like a brown ale than a "harvest" ale
Taste is right on par with the nose
Feel is as it should be. Good carbonation and good coating of the taste buds
Overall this was a very pleasant surprise. Came in a mixed case and I'd drink this shit over and over!

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Photo of BigEast55
4.4/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EastCoastMinnesotan
4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A great break from all of the pumpkin beers on the market. Made a point of picking up a six pack while on the east coast since it's not available back home. Very sessionable. One of my favorite east coast breweries. Make sure you visit the taproom/restaurant if you're in Vermont - you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of sachie23
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UnderStageMan
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Harvest from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 50.3% out of 100 with 725 ratings
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