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RATINGS: 475   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.


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
hainer (19) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Felt like a restrained version of what the pedigree, look and packaging hinted at. Still, pleasant to drink and with interesting enough mouthfeel. Nothing wrong, just feels like it under delivers on great potential.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrettTaylor (512) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured as a taster - will re-rate once I have a full serving. Pours a nice amber color with little white head. Aroma of malt and some hops. Taste - malt, subtle hop notes. I imagine this would go well with food.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (609) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Has a good clean taste but couldstand to have more flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OmgIPA (17) - - AUG 27, 2014
Appearance: moderately dark honey color. Minimal head Aroma: spice, malt, slight grassy hop, caramel, Taste: some sweetness on the front with moderate spice following. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a little spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2318) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Part of their mixed pack on my trip to Maine. Pours a clean dark amber colour with a light beige head, good retention and lots of dirty lacing. Grainy dark cereal grain with hints of grassy hops. The taste has the same darker grain malts but with the hops being a little bolder, creating decent bitterness and dryness. A decent Altbier all around that is made for a session.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2014
A crystal clear amber with a thin beige head. Crisp clean green herbal aroma with a sold maltiness in a supporting role. The taste is bready dark toffee malts with a crisp bitter finish. Nicely done.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippieFee (63) - - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle - More malt than hops. A little dryness in the back of the palate. Hard to nail down any particular flavors but a very good drinkable ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickTStiles (774) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
pours amber with a lasting white head and a nice amount of lacing. aroma has notes of sweet cream, lemon and cereal. taste is simple with notes of orange peel, mild bitterness. finish is dull but present. A beer that says relatively little but says it fairly well.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (406) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Spicy malt aroma from a thick tan head. Cinnamon clear colored body. Flat sour malt taste with a hint of apple. No hops detected. Mildly sweet finish. Kind of underwhelming though not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (2410) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Pours caramel brown with a small beige top. Aroma is caramel malts and light earthy hop. Taste is caramel malts with a small hop bitterness. After being in Dusseldorf, this doesn’t come close to a traditional alt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Crystal clear amber hued beer with not a single carbo bubble. Good size head that lingers and fades slowly. Sweet malt aroma. Tastes good with sutle fruitiness and sweet malt, bready or biscuit can be picked up also. Nothing overpowering clean finish. Leaves some lacing around glass. Medium mouthfeel. A go to beer Drink well my friends


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