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Long Trail Ale | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Long Trail AleLong Trail Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#39,714
Reviews:
422
Ratings:
1,344
pDev:
12.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
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Ratings: 1,344 |  Reviews: 422
Photo of mglenn
1.52/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JLK7299
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trocketsauced
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of williahd
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Heymecalvy
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billybob
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a 12 oz. bottle clear amber hardly any head or lace smell is a little better with a malty slightly sweet note. taste is smooth and mostly malt hint of caramel well balanced and carbonation good, very easy drinker.

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Photo of heymikew
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I bought a mixed 12pck of this in PA...near the WV border. It poured a clear amber with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints of sweet malt with touch of bitterness. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.

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Photo of DareOfTheHog
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straight from the bottle on the porch. Didn't realize it was an altbier until now. Slightly lemony, decent beer but not amazing.

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Photo of danperez1979
4.14/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kayakguy
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spencer96
1.46/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of djl1983
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MFD657
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzedup
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kornitsky101
4.32/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Waveoff
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This decent little quencher pours a nice
ruby tinged amber with a nice head of off white foam that subsides to a thick
ring, thin layer, and showcases nice light lacing. nose of subtle toasted malts,
light breaded malts, and lager yeast with a touch of caramel. Flavors hit the spot
with caramel notes and light breaded notes touched with subtle herbal hops on the
rear and showcasing a nice lager yeast note. Decent mouth feel; medium light body,
medium carbonation that is lively, and a lightly clean sweet finish.

Overall, a decent brew for the BBQ.

Cheers

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Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mldennison22
3.32/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexErez
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 1,344 ratings
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