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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A rich and malty, slightly sweet Winter Ale. Skillful use of brown sugar, honey, and six malts contribute to complex, warming character of this brew. Available October through March.

Bitterness Units: 32
ABV: 6.0%
Date of Introduction: Winter of 1995
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Crystal, Chocolate, Caramel and Black
Hops: Nugget and Mt. Hood


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bcmartin627 (1) - - DEC 3, 2012 does not count
A slightly better than average ale-pours a deep amber color with white head that dissipates rather quickly. This beer does not sit heavily, has a delicate aroma of brown sugar and honey, and its sweet taste has a clean finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a clear amber-red with a small off-white head. Smells of bread, nuts, floral. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter, malty with moderate hops. A decent brew but not spectacular.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
artmcd8 (1485) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Pretty average semi malty ale. I could drink a sixes of these during a winter movie.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2012
From a bottle poured a light brown color with a small amount of head. Malty hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
Une petite bouteille. Un liquide cuivré ou doré, c’est selon. Un anneau de mousse, sans plus. Un nez inefficace. Des saveurs qui vont et qui viennent. Des malts sucrés étranges. Une bouche mince et une texture aqueuse. Une finale qui n’en est pas une. Pas mauvais. Seulement pauvre.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
Bière dorée assez foncée avec une belle couche de mousse. La bouteille a été offerte par Patrick. Le nez est discret, les arômes se font absentes, il y a ce qui me semble des effluves de bières commerciales. La bouche est sucrée, commerciale, drôle d’amertume en fin de bouche. Pas trop mon style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3386) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Deep amber color with a short lived off white head. Nose with some peat and lots of sweet brown sugar. Sweet beer with lots of iced tea, white sugar, and some roasted grains. Not my favorite style and not an interesting one of those.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2012
$1.60 from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours a coppery amber with an inch and a half of frothy off-white head. Smells of toffee, sweet alcohol. Flavor is hard to pin-point. Toffee? It’s OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
micronaut129 (143) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Pours a deep amber, cloudy and hazy. A tall fluffy white head sits on top. Average carbonation. Simple aromatics here. Caramel malts slighty toasted. Thats about it as i can tell. Taste is malt forward slightly toasted some hops in the pine resin catagory. Back to the malts there seems to be a faint toffee aspectI’m picking up here. Medium mouthfeel here. Long Trail in my opinion makes good beers. Thier like a second tier brewery and they try hard but this is just an average scotch ale, pale ale,amber ale, whatever. I like this beer perhaps out of a tap in Vermont it would be better but today it’s just average.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks DSG. Clear, dark golden. Honey, caramel, malt aroma, mediocre bitterness, malty taste. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Not great.


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