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RATINGS: 474   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fishonmyplane (436) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 I think this is only an average ale, and in my opinion it doesn't work very well as a session beer. It's a little better on tap though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2003
A style that is reserved to the more solid breweries of the world, I expect a solod brew. Buttery soft nose, with fruits and flowers, much contributed by yeast in here. Cherries and berries with a real clean finish. Very drinkable, I'd like to see more Altbiers around.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2003
lots of ringwood yeast, slightly hoppy and overall a great random score especially in Inglewood!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Had it on draft at the brewery and in the bottle--enjoyed both. Nicely balanced ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
freekyp (1484) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2002
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2002
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).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2002
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2002
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).

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Very nice beer, found a bit of carmel, apple and some citrus flavors. A drinkable session beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4171) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2002
White head, chestnut brown alt. Very dry, nutty and woody. Thin. Decent session beer, but really nothing remarkable. A little vineous.


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