Jay Peak Tram Ale | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
14.12%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of smithj4
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
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;

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Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kinger86
3.09/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of EatonHops
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjp217
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hippieflip
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of TeddyStriker
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of puboflyons
3.32/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 01/08/14-3353-B. Sampled on March 29, 2014.

It looks very nice with its chestnut brown pour and quick-lived white head. Decent clarity. Yup, it is an amber ale by the way it looks.

But after that it is fairly routine with an aroma of caramel malts and clean hops. Nothing extraordinary but nothing bad.

Mostly medium body so that it something. Acidity too.

The taste has a toasted biscuit malt character and halfway decent bitter hop finish. But everything about this is pretty routine as far as amber ales go. If you like ambers you will find it appealing, If you don 't, you won't. This is one of those beers that is brewed to be served to the masses who visit a particular business...in this case - Jay Peak Ski Area of Vermont. The average person will go away from there saying, "Wow! they have their own beer." But it is nothing you can't get elsewhere.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Cruick
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Ewhite2121
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of gwiedman1
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Rhf9120
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of brandonld23
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Beermaine
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of doremite
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of JaymeAyotte1
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of KingdomBobcat
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle brought back by a traveling buddy. 010213 etched onto the bottle (Bottling date?)

Pours a nice warm shade of medium brown, clear, typical khaki head, stays well and leaves a high collar and nice fine lacing.

Malty nose picked up on this pretty straight forward brew.

Malty with mild dry hops in the back ground.

Nothing super special, but this is an easy drinking, smooth, very sessionable offering.

Bet it would taste after a day on the Vermont slopes...

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2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of harrynuggs
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of sdaly3
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Jay Peak Tram Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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