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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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Ratings: 1,340 |  Reviews: 422
Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of HardTarget
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Nice clear orange glass shows active carbonation streams, but they fail to hold up a pretty limp white head.

Smell: Earthy hop with a slight corn / DMS note. Some toasted malt makes a brief appearance.

Taste: Same DMS cooked corn note, which distracts from the generally good beer underneath. Smooth flavor profile, mild malt sweetness complements the earthy hop bitter leaving a pretty balanced package.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation is almost painful, medium light body, slightly slick finish.

Overall: A nice beer with a distracting flaw. I've held this longer than I should've (picked it up on a trip back east) but that didn't seem to hurt much. Nothing really to bring me back, but glad I tried it.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light amber color with minimal head, fades fast and doesn't leave any lacing on the glass.

Smell is mostly sweet caramel malt, not picking much else up but I wasn't really expecting to.

Taste is straightforward with a caramel malt front, active carbonation but it isn't overwhelming and lends a decent smoothness, not much of a hop presence.

An average ale that comes with no surprises.

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Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of andrewborstein
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tpauer
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of jsboates
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of danmc50
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of chasmandocharles
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Jim_DemonDeacon
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of BierAdvoNikk
1.25/5  rDev -64.9%

Photo of RyanGoodman
2/5  rDev -43.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of KDawg
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a long trail glass. Pours a solid orange color with a nice head

Well balanced with aromas of grains, malts, a touch of hops, and oranges

medium bodied with a good feel. Very smooth with flavors of grains, malts and some oranges

A real good altbier. There's a good amount of flavor for such a low alcohol beer

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Photo of chrispoint
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,340 ratings
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