sfontain (818) - 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 (740) - 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!
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this a few times on tap and in bottle at Killington. Pretty good, often the best of what was available. Goes well with food.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Content amber color with a lasting head, slightly sweet taste without alotta hop. Needs more body, seemed watery and lacked any punch, though it was a good thirst quencher this summer.
esjoh (7) - USA - FEB 2, 2004 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber ale. Lighter color, very little head. Slightly hoppy, good malt flavor.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample @ brewery. Very light amber ale. Very carbonated as well. The brewer says "moderate hop bitterness". To me, it's more like moderate hop sourness. No sweetness at all and no love for this stuff either. The brewery is antiseptic without tours, just a few dirty windows to look into. Puh-lease.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with medium head. Medium bodied, hoppy and very refreshing. A good sociable ale.
YogiBeera (2499) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apricot hopps nose. Amber, no head. Light hoppy taste. Reminds Gary on a Canadian beer :) = maybe because Vermont is so close to Canada :)
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber in color with a small white head.Hoppy aroma with a touch of bread.Caramel notes in flavor with a bitter finish.