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Long Trail Ale | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Long Trail AleLong Trail Ale

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

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

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3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served from an admittedly aged bottle into a NEBCO pint glass.

A: Clear, crisp amber. Not much else.

S: Malty caramel.

T: Slightly bitter, malt-heavy. Not a great deal of hop presence.

M: Pleasantly carbonated, not overly syrupy.

O: Long Trail's flagship ale is admittedly only slightly above average. That said, as far as flagship ales for breweries like Long Trail go, Long Trail Ale is ahead of the pack if only in that it is unique. Rather than being a simple APA or IPA, Long Trail opted for a lesser-known, German altbier and, in Long Trail Ale, they have accomplished what they presumably intended--taking over the Vermont beer market, that is. I would never turn down a Long Trail Ale, even if I have been drinking less and less of it as time progresses.

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3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - nice clear pour into a tumbler with little head retension. looks filtered.

S = not much smell

T - one of the beers best attributes. A nice mild hoppy flavor but not overbearing

M -OK, not overly carbonated

O - good to try but not for a steady diet

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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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