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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
A nice golden color with no head. Sweet floral aroma with a hint of honey. Taste offers some hoppiness with a little spice as well. Settles toward the front of the palate. A crisp clean mild beer, a good starter for those new to craft brewed beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Bottle: pours copper with a small, thin white head. Light malt aroma and not much else. Flavor is lightly malty but fairly dry. Kind of a small meat thing going on with a touch of soy sauce. Average at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2005
A big frothy head that quickly vanishes. It pours a nice amber color. A sweet floral aroma. A nice hoppy flavor in the front but turns metallic in the end. A good beer to have every now and again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2005
clear caramel coloring with a huge rocky head, weak aroma I can kind of smell something malty but even that’s pushin’ the envelope, what the hell does that saying mean anyway?, wierd, very dry hop flavor, which is good, barley malt, finishes like a fat kid at a track meet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Geez, Long Trail hopped the daylights out of this beer! The hops hit you up front, and hard. In the aftertaste, you get more of a metallic flavor. Available in NYC as of 2/05. Not much malt, frankly, and I can’t say I enjoyed it a whole lot. Quite floral.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
flynnguy (14) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Very good beer, nice balance of malt and hops and very smooth. Unfortunately now that I am not longer in Vermont I can’t get this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2005
Frothy head that quickly dissapates. Amber color. Sweet flavour with fruity, raspberry notes. Quite nice and refreshing. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Bottle. Amber/golden color. Good balance of hops and malt. Nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Appearance: clear, bright amber color, with a nice, fluffy, off-whitish head. Aroma: clean and even, rather lager-like, slightly floral, mildly hoppy. Taste: minor-key fruitiness on the palate, just enough malt to keep the flavor semi-interesting, slight citrus character. Very light in body, short finish, very light in every regard. When I used the phrase "minor-key" previously, that can be applied almost every-which-way here, for nothing in this brew strives beyond the simplest conception of what an ale has to be, at the very least. Incredibly boring. I can imagine this would do, if it were found at the sort of establishment that served nothing but macro-swillish products, but certainly not the sort of thing I’d ever seek out or choose to drink on it’s own merits.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2004
though this seemed rather middle of the road, the road being on in a beautiful section of MA and during a ballgame in a fun bar added a smooth ride - good enough for three pints

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