eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium bodies, autumnal tasting ale that is copper in color and bitter in taste. A slightly metallic aftertaste. Slides down easy, not obstrusive or heavy. Reminds me of fall's turning leaves.
jgb9348 (4770) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper in colour with a very thin white head. Decent aroma, predominant maltiness with a slight nutty scent along with a minimal sweetness. Medium to Light-bodied; Strong maltiness with prolonged bittering characteristics and slight spiceyness. Aftertaste shows some spice character as well as that strong maltiness which lives through the entire aftertaste. Overall, a good beer, not great...but definately better than the lackluster beers I'm accustomed to from this brewery. I owe a large deal of thanks to Jah_noth for letting me sample this twelve ounce bottle in a local trade. Cheers Dan!
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Disappointing. Very thin and the flavor is dominated with diacytel. I drank the whole beer and I get where they were trying to ocme from. MY suggestion is to mash hotter (160) for a fuller and sweeter body. Keep the infection out and now you are talking. ON the plus side, it is cripsp refreshing but lacking depth and character.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a nice deep amber color and a sweet malt smell. Taste is smooth malts/caramel and finishes smooth with a little alcohol kick. Overall the best from Long Trail so far.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Auburn brown color with minimal head. Nice smooth flavor. Buttery malt flavor with mild bitterness. Another enjoyable offering from the altbier boys at Long Trail. Many thanks to 46er for the sixer!
Aurelius (4229) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting aroma - vinegar, diacetyl, cherries, chocolate. Nice deep cola brown ale appearance. Medium sweetness, good bittering, some butter. An interesting Newcastle knockoff. Chocolate in the finish, and the bittering kicks in on the backend. Pretty fair.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mahogany color, with a medium tan head that laces nicely. Aroma is attractive, mostly malt. Very nice mouth feel, roasted malt some nuttiness and a little hop kick at the end. Nice bitter finish and ever so smooth. A really balanced beer, very enjoyable.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, sampled at just below cellar temp.
Pours a clear auburn amber with a small tan head that sticks around and leaves good lacing. Aroma is all over the place with the maltiness - bready, caramel, and lots of nuttiness. Flavor, again, is dominated with maltiness - nuttiness up front, some caramel and bread, and a bit of chocolate show up in there. Hops flavor and aroma are at a minimum here, but the flavor is still pretty large and diverse. Body is medium-full, and it goes down dangerously easy.
Dorwart (2378) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty damn good beer. Thin head but nice lacing with good carbonation. Nice brown sugar aroma, slightly sweet. Color is a nice reddish mahagony. Flavor is quite robust with brown sugar, roasted malts and is a bit nutty. Finish is smooth and malty. Not much hops aftertaste or presence. Although the more I drink, the more bitter the aftertaste is getting. Maybe there are some hops burried in there behind those ~17 malts. A decent brew that should please many.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting. The malt has complexity, and fullness. Also, there's a hint of sourness (a good thing, because it adds depth and fullness to the body of the malt). Hops are light, at best. And it is best, because they put so many hops in their Double Bag brew, I was starting to worry that they're like Sierra Nevada and they just double-hop everything they brew. Though if you want to taste the hops here, wait for the aftertaste and you'll get a bit of bite from them. A very enjoyable brew for one who wants a Vienna-ish amber.