WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pleasant enough as a low alcohol session beer. Low OG for low alcohol also leads to pretty average mouth feel. Nutty notes as befits a brown, some malt, some hops, but really not especially interesting. There is a new stone ballast point collaboration that works much better as a session beer.
tsd08460 (617) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: maple, bread, caramel,
Appearance: clear amber with a beige head
Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish,
altonbrownd (5105) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer and Wine. Dark amber body with medium head. Nose is malty, toasty, spicy of brown sugar. Taste is malty and toasty of caramel, malts with lemon. Nice smoky finish.
MarkSachon (859) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. This was just OK, not great but a valiant effort on the part of Long Trail. Worth a purchase and a taste.
damzz (428) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours true to name: brown with an off white head that leaves lacing. Nose is roasted malt. Body is medium. Taste is roasted malt with light bitterness in the aftertaste. 12 oz bottle in a 121 pack at a great price
TaktikMTL (6860) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Maplefields (St. Albans, VT) au coût de 1,90$. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel et de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-brunâtre avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe d’érable et de noix. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’érable en arrière goût. (Rating #6507)
Onslow (1353) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear cola colored ale with small tan head. Aroma of light caramel, toast, metal and hints of nuts. Taste is weakly sweet up front transitioning to a toasted / nutty finish, ends with a wet burnt toast taste. Thin palate.
jamesewelch (258) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12 oz bottle. About $1.07 for single bottle at Trader Joes, poured into pilsner glass
Aroma: That brown ale smell, caramel, bread
Appearance: brown, clear, minimal head, white foam,
Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Overall: Not a bad brown ale. Tastes exactly what I’d consider a standard brown ale and matches what a brown ale should taste like. Good body and "brown ale" aroma and taste. Nothing remarkable - it’s a brown ale - but it’s a very solid brown ale, if that’s your thing.
HoppyScallywag (268) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ehh....not what I would expect from Long Trail. I'm basing this on the fact that it's supposed to be an ale but it's a brown ale for sure. As a brown ale....it's ok, but as an ale, not so much. If in a weak brown ale mood, this will cut the mustard, otherwise...not so much.
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DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Was curious what a "barn ale" was going to be when I picked this up, I had no idea. Figured maybe it was similar to a farmhouse ale. Turns out it’s just a mispelling of "brown ale". Nice chocolate, toasty flavors up front. Mild spiciness. Good earthy hop. Pretty damn tasty and flavorful for the low ABV, actually. Clear red / brown color. Thin off-white / khaki head, leaving good reaches of lace. Lighter to medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter to moderate carbonation, with a mild chewiness. Very mild slick, but more dry finish. Bright and refreshing. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light sweet. This is a great, balanced, sessionable brown ale (excuse me, barn ale). Great to enjoy with my sandwich.
radio_nowhere (1329) - Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Il Forno in Frederick, MD served in a pint glass. Clear ambery, dark brown color with tan head. Aroma notes of roasted malt, caramel, nuttiness, some maple and tad spices. Taste adds some faint coffee, more roast and tad more maple. Light body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy, sticky with sweet roast finish. Nice enough lighter brown ale with some maple influence.