Long Trail Ale | Long Trail Brewing Co.

Long Trail AleLong Trail Ale
BA SCORE
3.56/5
1,338 Ratings
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:
#38,984
Reviews:
422
Ratings:
1,338
pDev:
12.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
290
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 1,338 |  Reviews: 422
Photo of billybob
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
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 +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.63/5  rDev +2%
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 +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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 +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kayakguy
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spencer96
1.46/5  rDev -59%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of djl1983
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MFD657
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzedup
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kornitsky101
4.32/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Waveoff
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
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 -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mldennison22
3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexErez
4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

The appearance had a light amber color with an off-white head that didn’t last too long. It left just a bit of spotty lacing. The smell had the aromas of caramel, almonds and hops. This smooth, easy drinking ale is good in all seasons. It had a good clean, crisp, and dry finish and with a slight touch of bitterness. Overall, good for its style and good for me.

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Photo of baldy00
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
2.55/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Look - Pours a clear amber color with lighter copper highlights, a finger of foamy off white head, no lacing.
Aroma - Grainy, brown sugar, vegetal.
Taste - Very light. The main flavors I'm getting are grains and burnt caramel and they're gone in a flash. Aftertaste has a dull hop bitterness but little to no flavor.
Feel - Light bodied, watery, soda-like.

Overall - Not bad but not very good either. Just a boring and bland beer.

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Photo of Riff
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, reddish brown with a smattering of white head. Smells of bready malts and a tiny bit of hops, but fairly faint smells. Taste is better, sweet and malty at first, not too bitter, nice hop flavor. Soft body, medium light. Nice, easy drinker, good flavor. Probably would taste great after a day of hiking.

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Photo of Namaste2u
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold color with thick head, remaining around .5 inch. I cannot describe the smell. Taste is sweet at first, with a slightly bitter after taste. Dispute having a lot of carbonation, it is not have a very high carbonated mouth feel. I am very impressed. The beer has a very nice taste and feel.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,338 ratings
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