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:
No notes at this time.

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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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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 chippo33
2/5  rDev -43.5%

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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Photo of tempest
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle to round out dinner at the Reservoir in Waterbury, VT. Really, this is just a nice, sessionable amber. There's no hop character, just smooth and crisp-finishing malts with bread crust and light toffee. The beer finishes dry, but there's a little barley sweetness in the middle. It's not a deep beer, but there's little else to complain about.

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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 jdhilt
2.56/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle purchased as a single at Winooski Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the clear copper brew. Head lasts well, and laces beautifully. Aroma is caramel malt, with a slightly fruity hops tinge to it. Taste is well balanced, with initial sweetness countered by ample fruity bitterness. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both excellent. Nice one here...

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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 Brad007
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review number 500. Subtle.

Color: Dark brown color with a one-finger head.

Aroma: Malty and somewhat sweet like a brown ale. Somewhat more maltier than Long Trail Ale.

Taste: Malty upfront with a decent amount of hops. Sweet and balanced. Some hints of brown sugar mainly. Very smooth.

Mouthfeel: Not too thin or thick. Warm. Very drinkable.

Verdict: If you're looking for a drinkable altbier, look no further. I have no idea why I never checked out this beer in the past. I'm glad I did now.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of doremite
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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 bluehende
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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 thekevlarkid
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of the bottle this a brown/copper ale with a beige head. Better than usual head retention and lacing for Long Trail. Aromas of semi-sweet malt like those malt ball candies. Good flavor here. Malt first and some slightly bitter hops give it balance, brown sugar and behind that subtle ripe fruit. Good mouthfeel, quite smooth and appropriately filling for a brown. This is a solid beer, sessionable and a good example of an American Brown. Check it out.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured in a pilsner glass.

Pours a deep dark amber color with a decent fluffy head that slowly fades. Aroma is... meh? What's there other than some light malt? Not much. It has some light lacing.

Very crisp and smooth, almost velvety. A slight amount of bitterness but not much as the malt dominate. Quite pleasant and I imagine it'd be great after a good day of skiing.

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Photo of brandonld23
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Lawnboy33
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of gwiedman1
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Bendurgin
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of hreb
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint on draught at Jay Peak's Tower Bar. Beer is cola brown with nearly no head. Faintly sweet aroma, little carbonation. Flavor is dry and nutty with no hop edge but still well balanced. smooth, low ABVs, but not remarkable. stick with double bag :)

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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

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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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