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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sfontain (818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2004
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2004
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2004
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!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2004
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2004
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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjoh (7) - USA - FEB 2, 2004 does not count
Nice amber ale. Lighter color, very little head. Slightly hoppy, good malt flavor.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2004
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Amber with medium head. Medium bodied, hoppy and very refreshing. A good sociable ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2499) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Apricot hopps nose. Amber, no head. Light hoppy taste. Reminds Gary on a Canadian beer :) = maybe because Vermont is so close to Canada :)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Light amber in color with a small white head.Hoppy aroma with a touch of bread.Caramel notes in flavor with a bitter finish.


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