Long Trail Ale | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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3.56/5
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Long Trail AleLong Trail Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Long Trail Ale is a full-bodied amber ale modeled after the “Alt-biers” of Düsseldorf, Germany. Our top fermenting yeast and cold finishing temperature result in a complex, yet clean, full flavor. Originally introduced in November of 1989, Long Trail Ale beer quickly became, and remains, the largest selling craft-brew in Vermont. It is a multiple medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival.

25 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,411
Reviews:
426
Ratings:
1,363
pDev:
12.92%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
307
Trade:
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Photo of PMakowski
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - clear copper amber color with a very thick foam head that slowly dissipates, lots of lacing on glass
Smell - like a bag of caramels. Rye bread. notes of maple or spruce sap, brown sugar, and vanilla.
Taste - interesting, it is like a mix of red and amber styles, both of which are very sweet. Tastes like caramel, bread, and copper metal. This isn't syrupy sweet but it is certainly one of the sweeter beers i have had. Weird thing is actually do pick up the alcohol slightly. Not much in the way of hops....at all. Very drinkable although medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall, lacks complex flavor i am looking for. The double bag is twice as good as this. I know this is meant more as a session beer but it still isn't light enough to drink more than a few. Only a good not great beer so i give this beer a B

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Photo of jtransel
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rymish
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amendm
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-oz. bottle poured aggressively into a 16-oz. mug produces a finger sized egg shell white head with little lacing.
Clear copper color shows orange/amber when held up to light.
Malty smell plus some funky yeast faint hops.
Taste has semi-sweet malt up front with a carbonated yeast middle and slight hop bitterness that does not linger.
Medium body/carbonation finishes on the sweet side.
Easy drinking, clean finish with low bitterness.

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Photo of dhmxray
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vermont_Northern
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great ale. Full bodied taste with just the right bite. Hot summer days to brutally cold vermont winter nights this beer will always appease.

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Photo of cdub70085
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemonox
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superwho24
4.56/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Different. Very good beer. Trail Days 2018

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Photo of deniro
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a really solid Ale. Not a big Ale drinker but I definitely prefer this one over most that are out there. It's got nice flavors to it and I'd definitely recommend.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spluger
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RayBourque77
4.27/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BFCarr
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of egrandfield
2.41/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh

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Photo of biointen
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jjmj51
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kw_pip
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Good.

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Photo of ryanm3850
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Velivolus
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mglenn
1.52/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JLK7299
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trocketsauced
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,363 ratings