freekyp (1452) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2003 Easy drinkability. Nice piny and caramel notes in the body with a light hop and crisp finish. I felt it would be better classified as an Amber as it did not seem indicative of an AltBier to me. Nonetheless, a fine beer.
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is probably their best beer. It’s the first of their’s I’ve tried, and it’s the one I purchase most often (of their beers that is).
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RERATE: Had a bottle of this last night, and it tasted much better than I remember. Malty nose, with malts up front in the taste, finishing with a bit of bitterness and that odd sourness that all Long Trails seem to have. It doesn’t seem like the sourness is in the hops, more subtle, perhaps in the yeast they use? It’s a pretty good beer overall, with the exception of that funny aftertaste. I boosted it a couple points overall and one in the flavor.
OLD:Decent body, well rounded, but kind of gross. I couldn’t finish a bottle of this. Really dull. I’ve had it on tap, and it’s slightly better, at least finishable, but that rough backwoods vermont beer gets old really fast for me. It’s better than Bud.....at least there’s some body and flavor.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This rating is probably a bit too high considering the style it is listed as. Everything is a bit over the top as is usual for Long Trail. This is an excellent brew that doesn’t really fit into the Altbier style. Very drinkable and quite nice on tap, even if most place just never seem to get the carbonation right (not LT fault).
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice beer, found a bit of carmel, apple and some citrus flavors. A drinkable session beer.
Aurelius (3731) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
White head, chestnut brown alt. Very dry, nutty and woody. Thin. Decent session beer, but really nothing remarkable. A little vineous.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, amber colred with a decent head and lace. Nose of doughy malt, touch of caramel, earth and citrus. Sweetly malty, medium bodied with moderate carbonation that subsides, almost chewey with nice developing bitterness at the end. The sweetness seems a bit artificial but otherwise a pretty decet brew.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice golden brew, with a medium head. Has a nice hoppy flavor, but nothing really biting about it.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright golden color with a medium head and good lace. Sweet well-balanced aroma, slightly more hoppy. Bitter hoppy flavor with a hint of malt.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Didn’t find this one to be too complex. Better on tap than the bottle. There are better alts out there.