Centennial Red (Brewmaster Series) | Long Trail Brewing Co.

Centennial Red (Brewmaster Series)Centennial Red (Brewmaster Series)
BA SCORE
62.2%
Liked This Beer
3.76 w/ 259 ratings
Centennial Red (Brewmaster Series)Centennial Red (Brewmaster Series)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed to celebrate 100 years of the oldest hiking trail in North America, the Long Trail. This ale features a slightly sweet malt flavor delicately balanced by the use of centennial hops. This bigger beer goes down smooth, please indulge with moderation.

Our Imperial Red Ale has the traditional characteristics of a red ale with the addition of an ample amount of hops and a higher grain bill that yields more sugars during the brewing process; resulting in a higher ABV.

60 IBU

Added by SFLpunk on 11-10-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
259
Liked:
161
Avg:
3.76/5
pDev:
11.97%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 259 |  Reviews: 136
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Cole's, at Mike's recommendation. dark red with a whisp of head, and later white lace ring. A full mouthfeel with good bitterness and lightly toasted malts.A little roast. Somewhat sweet finish. A pint was very filling.Long Tail have picked it up a notch in last year.Had it again a year and a half later and it was bang on the style.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 22oz bomber of this for $5.99.

Pours a dark reddish brown. Not much head to it, sweet aroma. Taste is medium bodied, huge caramel sweetness upfront, followed by the centennial hops and a great maltiness. Super tasty and smooth, the 8% abv is well hidden. Finishes clean... this is a fantastic beer, well balanced and very tasty!

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Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear red in color and poured with a thin head that quickly faded away and left a thin ring of bubbles around the collar and lacy patterns in the center. No carbonation is visible.
S: There are aromas of pine resin hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, hops stand out in the taste and contribute a medium amount of bitterness. There are flavors of toasted malts with notes of caramel as well as hints of caramel and malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The alcohol is well masked in the taste, although this is a beer that needs to be sipped given its strength and bitterness.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of citrus and piney hops with medium sweet malt backbone. Taste is also dominated by citrus and somewhat piney hops mix with some caramelized malt backbone with some residual sugar discernable. Body is somewhat full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nothing earth shattering but good strong imperial red.

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Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fluffy 1/2 finger head fades at med pace over crystal clear amber auburn red.

Nose is sweet caramel malts, reddish malts, fairly heavy malty and bit syrupy, Light earthy hops.

Starts with syrupy toasty malts, some earthy aged hops, light bitterness and bit of minerality, caramel sweet malts, light booze, finishes semi sweet and syrupy, light bitterness.

Mouth is a bit heavier bodied syrupy, light booze, decent carb.

Overall not bad, little too sweet and syrupy, bit of minerals.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an imperial pint glass a clear deep amber with a half finger light tannish colored head that settles pretty quickly.Piney hops really stand out in the nose along with some earthiness and mild roast,not much sweetness.Flavors are quite hoppy at the onset with pine resin to a lesser extent grapefruit notes,again it's quite dry for the style with a little alcohol and caramel detected.Not bad the finish is a little abrupt but this has a nice hop profile.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 1/26/2011 at Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark red color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very nice hoppy red ale that is worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of smcolw
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ruby, dark amber color. Clear. Ample head which recedes and leaves a large-bubbled blanket of lace. Rocky retention.

Smell: Mostly malty, slightly earthy. Light hop in the background.

Like an upside-down beer. I taste the hop up front but this gives way to a dry, astringent malt flavor. Good, rich body with a decent dollop of carbonation. The swallow brings back the peppery hop bitterness which lingers for a long time as an aftertaste.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Slatetank
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I purchased this bottle on 12/29, consumed on 1/1/2011 -poured from the 22oz brown bottle chilled into my Duvel tulip allowed to warm gradually.

The color is deep crimson with fiery red hues when held to the light. the head is ecru w/ lace that clings like a glove to the sides of the tulip. The bead is very fine and carbonation is visible rising from the center upward. The appearance is almost blood red in the right light. A citrus peel aroma which is mostly orange with strong smell of biscuit-like malt. The accents of pine from the hops provide a complimentary scent w/ slight caramel aroma from the malt and a pleasant balance of aromas overall with the yeast very clean and low in the aroma. The feel is subtly sweet which gives way to moderately bitter centennial notes which are mildly acidic and slightly peppery w/ spiciness adding the dry overall feel and subtle toastiness of the malt. There is strong backbone from the malt which makes the beer seem less bitter w/ mild hoppy vegetal quality and fruity tang with a mild powdery element. The ale finishes on the dry side.

This beer tastes like I expected it to taste having had other single hop Centennial beers, that isn't a bad thing though. I enjoy the bitter citrus the hop provides with a slightly grapefruit tinge and mild pine flavor. There is a pretty flavorful biscuit taste w/ light vegetal and herbal hop quality w/ slightly grassy effect. The bitter but complimentary hops are there with the caramel elements from the malt adding depth. There is a slight pepper element with hints of chalky and astringent accents from the level of hop used. the hops seem more prominent as it warms with the taste lightly fruity and more grapefruit registers than orange rind as hinted at in the nose. The citrus bitterness is pleasing and there is a slight currant quality of fruity/spicy blend with almost bready toasted malt finish. the malt is somewhat overshadowed by the spice of the hops and mildly acidic qualities and there is a gentle alcohol element as it finishes. The Red is really enjoyable as Imperial Reds go, not in your face hops, but plenty of centennial flavor which is really complimentary of the malt which I found to have a nice level of toasted/biscuIit and I was able to sip on this while watching Inception on dvd by Michael Nolan and not get bored. - I find the citrus is not as juicy in Centennial as other C hops which means this is not an over the top citrus bomb, but I recommend this to those who like the style

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Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 01/02/11 notes. Brought this to a local tasting.

a - Pours a reddish mahogany color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine and caramel malts.

t - Tastes of bitter citrus hops, pine, grapefruit, and fruity malts.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - An above average red ale. Lots of nice citrus and pine hops. Would have again.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Second beer of the night at the Johnstown Tulune"s Southside Saloon was the Long Trail Centennial Imperial Red. The color was a classic amber/red with thin white head that laced...ok. There was a floral hint in the nose of this beer...but nothing spectacular. The taste was very very smooth....given the higher ABV. I was hoping for a dry hopped Imperial Red....unfortunately no....it is basically a fuller bodied Red ale....think Killians on roids. The beer does come off the pallete clean. The mouthfeel is tough to give props due to the heavier ABV...but due to the smoothness...I would try a SESSION!

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark shade of garnet with a stingy off white head that makes up for its size with its staying power. Smells of sweet fruity malts with hints of chocolate, caramel and burnt sugar. Little hop presence in the nose. Taste is malty sweet, less of the burnt sugars and more of the sweet dark fruit. Sharp bitterness midway, finishes with a caramel sweetness mixed with a bit of alcohol and acridic bitterness. Smooth and rough on the mouthfeel. Really this one starts quite smooth on the palette then finishes alcohol hot almost resinous. Medium body and carb level. There are centennial hops in here I can taste the hop bite, but I wish there were more in the aroma department. I also shouldn't taste this much alcohol from a 7.9% brew. Decent Imperial red, could use a bit of time to mellow, but nice beer for the price.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is dated from 10/29/10 at 0958, I like this clear born on date to take the mystery out of buying pre aged beer. Pours a brilliant deep mahogany amber hue, forms a thick light beige head with fine even lacing around the sides of my imperial pint glass. I'm actually digging the deep amber malt presence found in the nose, almost caramel/cereal grains/nuttiness at first. In the background the nose as a sourdough appeal to it as well with a hint of citric hops flashing through. Flavor going down is great, brings out citric hops amongst a big husky/caramel/nutty malt backbone with a tart semi dry finish works well to have some citrus toned American hops backing up this big ass red ale. Remains balanced throughout the experience, really a nice brew going on. Maybe a bit one dimensional with caramelly roasted malts and a citric tartness that works well but it's single note on a whole fret board playing over and over again. A well done note can entertain you but there's got to be more to it than just that, solid roasted malts citric hops kicking in smooth carbonation a bit cloying as it warms overall not a bad experience. Drinkability is a solid offering for an affordable price at 4.99 in Pittsburgh you have to give this Long Trail beer a try just for the price if not anything else. Happy I gave it a go enjoyable without ever overwhelming me.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Centennial Red (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 62.2% out of 100 with 259 ratings
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