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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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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2.82/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Golden red with a quickly dissipating off white head that leaves minimal lacing.

S: Has a peach and whole wheat bread aroma. Slight notes of cinnamon

T: Malty and bread like up front. Sour astringent and skunky flavor following. Dry finish, with a citrus tone.

M: Light to medium body, with high carbonation.

O: An average to below average ale. I was slightly put off by the astringency but managed to keep with this one. Not a drain pour, but i wouldnt buy a 6 pack.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear copper color with a two-finger head. Minimal retention gives way to an abundant but thin lacing. fairly low amount of bubbling.

S: Smells mostly of a sweet, biscuity malt, with apricots and a small amount of hoppy citrus in the background.

T: Sweet roasted malts up front, with some molasses at the end. Neither very complex nor interesting, and even a bit skunky at the end. Hoppy bitterness but not flavor is present. Alcohol is very prevalent, especially as it warms.

M: Syrupy but well cut with quite a bit of carbonation. If it tasted better, sessionable.

O: I remember this being better when I drank it more often towards the beginning of college. Slightly better than average, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it, nor would I pay for this beer if most others in its price range were available.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper color with a small white head that dissipates into a small white foam on the surface. Leaves spotted lacing.

S: Sweet caramel, raisin bread, molasses, berries.

T: Sweet bready malt upfront with fruity undertones and a slight herbal bitterness.

M: Light bodied with soft carbonation, crisp, and refreshing.

O: Overall it's a nice sessionable, flavorful, refreshing beer.

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Long Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.59 out of 5 based on 1,316 ratings.
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