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Long Trail 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): 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:
#39,707
Reviews:
422
Ratings:
1,343
pDev:
12.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,343 |  Reviews: 422
Photo of dsshuck
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phantom2665
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of George2744
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

L -- clear dark amber with a moderate off-white head. Moderate lacing.
S -- oats, malt, slight sulfur
T -- decently hoppy with a nice malt backbone and hints of brown bread. Very classic amber ale taste
F -- Smooth with no lingering finish. Mild mouthfeel
O -- Fairly nondescript in profile, but nothing very negative can be said about it either

75/100

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Photo of BlueKurenai
4.36/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hollywood15
4.34/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nicholas2121
4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Long Trail Ale brewed by Long Trail Brewing Co., with an ABV of 4.60% This brew pours out a deep golden amber color with a small white head. The head to this brew goes away fast. I really like the copper color of this brew. The smell of Long Trail Ale is rich sweetness , grins and malts. There is also a mild roasted smell to this brew. I will give it this, the smell is different. Now for the taste, it is bold but smooth with flavors. You pick up on roasted grians and malts. There is a slight bit of hops in the taste of this brew. There is odd sweetness in the taste of this brew, not saying it's a bad thing, just odd. Long Trail Ale , has a decent balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I like how smooth this brew goes down. The mouth feel of Long Trail Ale is ,Rich, Clean, smooth,and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Long Trail Ale a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Long Trail Brewing Co., Did a real nice job with this brew. If you are looking for something darker with some milder flavors look this one up.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.37/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Long Trail Ale | Long Trail Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is three fingers thick, with webbed lacing, and a medium mahogany amber body.

Smells like slightly toasted malts with earthy and full-bodied grains.

I taste a mildly zippier version of the scent, with a bit of candied fruit going on, and a small hop bite at the end.

The mouthfeel is medium with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll give Long Trail Ale | Long Trail Brewing Co. a 4.25. Nothing unique, just well-executed.

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Photo of duvel1979
2/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of buschbeer
3.22/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 FL OZ bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

This beer pours a deep amber, almost copper, color with burnt orange highlights. It is topped with an inch of creamy tan head that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is toasted malt and metal.

It starts out with toasted malt. It has some earthiness with a mild, bitter, metallic finish.

Medium mouthfeel

It starts out decent, but there is something in the finish that doesn't agree with my palate. I get a bitter, metallic flavor that grows with each sip.

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Copper/amber in color.

Aroma: Musty, earthy aroma. Slightly malty.

Taste: slightly sweet, malty beginning with a bite of hop bitterness to dull it.

Feel: a bit silky. light to medium in body. more towards light.

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Photo of nater919
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AmitC
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stephan16
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tarheel219
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jahbless
3.16/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brams
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a reddish amber color with ivory colored head. Caramel malts, bread, toast, and some cereal on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes very malty.

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Photo of AnthonyHerrera
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JB62
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,343 ratings
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