Jay Peak Tram Ale
Long Trail Brewing Co.

Jay Peak Tram AleJay Peak Tram Ale
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Style:
Altbier
Ranked #162
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
81
Ranked #44,534
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 13.96%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
48
From:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  10
SCORE
81
Good
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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 48 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Bendurgin:
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Bendurgin from Maine

3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany with a small layer of white head that doesn't last too long.

Malty and very sweet in the aroma. Hints of brown sugar and toasted nuts come to mind. A little bit of of fruitiness finishes it off. A little bit more of the same on the pallet. Toasty nutty malt flavors. A big malt bomb with just a small hop presence in the background.

THe feel is light with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer. Worth trying I'd say.

Aug 12, 2011
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JaymeAyotte1 from Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

May 08, 2013
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chippo33 from Vermont

2/5  rDev -43%

Jan 10, 2013
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mar 13, 2015
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Mar 28, 2014
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Christopher22 from Vermont

4.38/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found out about this one during the winter. The local beer shop in Ludlow, VT had it. The gentleman who owns the place told me it was long trail's hit the trail which isn't made year round or seasonal it's a specialty one usually with another label on it. I don't know if that is correct. But none the less it poured well for me it seemed into a pint glass, with a nice amber colour too it. For me the smell did put me off, but as i learned sometimes a bad smell can be a great tasting beer. Seemed to me that it had no head and very little lacing present. Also had some nice malty undertones of vanilla and caramel. Overall I would buy this again and recommend this.

May 22, 2012
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harrynuggs

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Nov 22, 2012
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gwiedman1 from New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Jan 13, 2014
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Beermaine from Maine

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Oct 03, 2013
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EatonHops from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 26, 2015
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Ewhite2121 from Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Mar 02, 2014
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80x2HopHead from Vermont

3/5  rDev -14.5%

Sep 17, 2013
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sgregory from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 29, 2015
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KingdomBobcat from Vermont

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jay Peak Tram Ale
A–Rusty like the rails in the terrain park. Poured in regular pint glass
S¬–Like 62 sweaty skiers packed into the tram for a 7 minute ride up to the summit, with a hint of Wet Dog.
T–Very malty and Mollases-esque, but only the best kind.
M–Feels like giving your wet dog a kiss on the forehead. But in the happiest way possible.
D–No bitter aftertaste, but very malty.
O–Just like wet dogs, I like this beer.

May 02, 2013
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Cruick from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Mar 15, 2014
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Rhf9120 from Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Jan 06, 2014
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TeddyStriker from New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

May 11, 2014
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Kinger86 from Maine

3.09/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dec 13, 2015
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; mahogany in color; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: bittersweet chocolate for a moment, then roasted grain; a little coffee comes in at the end; a little spicy;

T: coffee is predominant from start to finish; some roasted grain and cherry in the background; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: perfect beer to drink in front of a fireplace;

Jan 14, 2016
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hippieflip from Massachusetts

3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mar 08, 2015
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pbrian from Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle says only available in VT. My guess is you'd be hardpressed to find it outside of the Jay area, but if you do, snatch it up. It's like a darker/hoppier version of Long Trail Ale. Extremely pleasing, especially after a long day in the Jay glades.

Feb 11, 2002
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jdhilt from New Hampshire

2.56/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger off-white head that fades quickly leaving a good lace. Nice crystal clear red-amber color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Fruity nose. Flavor is lacking - watery sweet without much backbone. Some hops at finish. Contract brewed for Jay Peak Resort by Long Trail. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

Apr 24, 2009
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Dogbrick from Ohio

3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle brought back by a traveling neighbor (as "Jay Peak Tram Ale"). This brew is a clear dark amber color with a thin and foamy beige head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of sweet toffee and malt. Light, clean body with sweet grainy malt, caramel and fruit flavors. Very little hops are detected. The finish is sweet with caramel malt lingering in the aftertaste. Pretty average overall.

Jan 30, 2009
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scottum from Vermont

4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice light amber brown with a very small head. I enjoy the balanced taste. It's a mellow Long Trail Ale with great mouthfeel. Perfect texture on a brown ale of such is a wonderful thing. This is similar to Long Trail's Church St. Tavern Ale. Snag this gem if you see it around town. I got the hookup at Pearl St Bev, but you could always go up to Jay Peak for a fix.

Sep 21, 2003
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ChrisBowers from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty decent brew and goes down great after a day up on the mountain. Procured at the little store in Montgomery (tiny town near Jay). Nice brownish-amber with a pleasing hop aroma. Taste is well balanced, smooth, with a nice hoppy finish. I like it better than some of Long Trail's other offerings, although Double Bag is still the best. Still, its the perfect beer to have if you're skiing Jay. I have no idea why, maybe its just good memories associated with my experiences with this beer. Grab some if you can.

Feb 18, 2005
Jay Peak Tram Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 48 ratings