ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled on 8/18/2005 consumed 9/6/2005. A true amber ale in color. A tinge of very light strawberry-auburn on the edges. Light beige-cream-colored head is one-finger high and there are a few spots of lacing. Lots of bubbles, force carbonated no doubt and very clear. Aroma of berry skins, fruit and nuts. Like a chewy granola bar. Fruity, papery and hard flavored crystal malts. Fruitiness from the yeast, I suppose, and some decent 2-row flavor, but just that good oleí filtered mouthfeel. Unsubstantial and very quickly finishing. Dry, no real sweet malt and in the at respect, at least itís not overly sweet. But craft beers shouldnt be filtered and force carbonated. We are trying to move away from BMC, not towards. You heard it from me first ;)
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A formidable effort by a brewery that is proving itself formidable. Iím in NJ and have only seen Long Trail pretty recently, but Iíve been pretty impressed thus far. A nice amber, good bit of hops, great color, nice flavor and mouthfeel. Nothing really stands out about this beer, but the overall effect is very good.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This is an amber and I think it fulfills pretty much everything an amber should be. Itís not an exceptional amber, but itís a good one. Long Trail has been showing itself to be a fairly good brewery, and I see them becoming more popular.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opened this on a cooler evening at the jersey shore. I feel the chill, that means darker beer, the best time of the year. 12 oz bottle poured dark amber, clear, with an off white non-lasting head. Nose was malts and some hops. Taste was malts and a touch of hops with a pleasant dry bite to finish. I liked it.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beer # 3 Mount Snow Brewerís Fest. 1/2 pint. Orange clear, tan head. Malty aroma, some fruityness. Malty thin flavor. Very slight hop and rather dry. Things cannot get any worse....or could it?
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear brown amber with a thin off-white, lacy head that quickly dissipates. Smells spicy and sweet like molasses.
Taste is bitter hops up front, followed by big rich malt and followed again by a big hoppy bitterness. Lots going on here. Nutty and thick feeling, like syrup. Sticky. A bit unbalanced with the hops overpowering the malt at the end but otherwise is nicely conceived. Very nice fall brew for chilly New England falls.
GonZoBeeR (2938) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
nez:discret legerement malte.au gout elle est tres malte,caramel une legere amertume vien ce melanger avec le malt.Presque pas de rondeur en bouche.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nutty malt and some buttery diacetyl in the aroma. Copper-brown colour with thin white head. Very malty flavour with balancing bitterness and some buttery notes. Medium body and strong carbonation. Sampled September 2003.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear, dark amber hue, under a shortish, off-white head.
Aroma:herbal and malty, not showing any hops, dry, and, well, interesting, in that itís relatively shy, but betrays certain character.
Taste: that dry malty profile continues through the flavor, never touching sweet, yet sometimes showing a fruity side, cherries, berries, and banana, even.
Medium to full bodied, with a decent finish that ends rather dryly, though the flavor still slingers. Hops were never detected in action here, as if banished from the proceedings.
All in all, a very intriguing brew, drinkable, enjoyable, but not my type at all.
Takes a little something extra.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2004
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very sweet nutty butter aroma. Watery. Flavor is nutty, somewhat tart, slight butter. Stale finish. Meh.