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): 4.60%

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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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Kooz
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Drinking this bottle on a bad night. Let's see what we have in store...

Pours to an orange/tan color with a slight, sticky head that leaves a nice lacing around the glass.

Smells of hops and some caramel or honey. Very nice!

Too bitter. There's some flavor there, but really the burnt bitterness of the hops is overpowering. I am not a fan of how this tastes.

Good mouthfeel for a Long Trail brew. Full bodied with a nice foamy-creaminess.

I wish the beer tasted better. I like everything about it but the flavor. It's one very basic, bitter note. I have to give this a sub par rating considering.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored, thin head that quickly dissipated. A nice, strong malty smell to it. The sweet malt is the first flavor, then mild bitter, grapefruit and a solid bitter ending. A kind of up and down taste profile but it works well together. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Enjoyable overall.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a copperish amber color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Nice and malty up front with some caramel sweetness and earthy hops. Fairly straight-forward

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a nice malt presence and goes into some light sweetness and earthy hops. Slightly grainy. Finishes with some barley and more grainy notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice hybridized amber/altbier. Nicely balanced and easy to drink. Certainly one of those fly-under-the-radar brews

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of scootny
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A clear orange amber with a thickish head and decent lacing. Smell is sweet with some yeast and a firm toasted grain core. A healthy breadiness that offers up a caramel sweetness with light toffee undertones. Taste is quite malty with a firm leafy bitterness, some earth and a light mineral edge. Dry finish leaves more leafy hops and toasted multigrain bread crust. Feel is smooth and velvety in its carbonation. A great session ale and highly drinkable with an ability to go with just about any food you may throw at it. A solid brew

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.59 out of 5 based on 1,333 ratings.
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