Dorwart (2424) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin but frothy head with decent lacing and low carbonation. Malty bready aroma with a bit of hops. Color is a medium golden orange. Soft mouth feel. More bread/dough and malts and a bit of toasty grains. Finish is slightly dry and a little bitter. The hops are really pronounced at the finish. A decent altbier.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this last weekend at home in VT. Plentiful here, and a decent beer but definitely not amazing. As VTHopHead says, it does not match up to the other beers from VT. Doesn’t really taste like an Altbier.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A common beer in these parts and an early leader in the "micros" from VT, but it does not match up to the better beers being produced in VT now. This is a drinkable beer, but I will choose another unless given not other alternative.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A wonderful aroma. Gives a very mountain-y feel, rich with good color. Taste is solid, but not terribly improvisational.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 17, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer is not impressive at all. There is no taste to it and the beer looks very dull. It's a waste of time.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet mild malt aroma. Clear golden orange colour with generous off-white head that lasts nicely. Sweet malty flavour balanced nicely by the hops. Mouthfeel a bit on the thin side but not inappropriate for style. Enjoyable, but simple. Bottle.
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light amber w/ an almost not existant off white head. Malty thin aroma; clean but unexciting, lighlty toasty as it warms. Thin flavor as with the aroma, well balanced w/a light bitterness in the finish, green apple flavor gets stronger as it warms. Light bodied but not watery, slight prickly mouthfeel. Not at all impressed with this one, not bad, but very unexciting.
sfontain (834) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 Well, this is the last of my homemade Long Trail sampler pack. Every single beer has had almost the same amber/brown/red color, as does this one. Thin white head. Decent fruity aroma. Flavor has just a tiny hint of caramel (a very subdued Newcastle toffee flavor, in a way) with sweet maltiness in the front, but, like all of my recent Long Trail attempts, this is severely lacking in hops. Refreshing, clean feel.
I used to really enjoy this beer and Long Trail Hibernator, and I think it was because these beers are happy and sweet and malty in the front, but I never really used to taste for hops; now that I do, Long Trail is now what I consider a low-midlevel brewer.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light hoppy aroma over a light ambery color. Not much flavor to speak of since what light hoppy flavor there is dissipates quickly. Very refreshing though.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, orange , and bubbly..mmm. Frothy white head. Very light fruity hop nose (apricot?). Kinda the same light hop taste with a medium yeast finish. Good session brewskie!