morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 8/6/11: 12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, cereal, honey, and slight hops. Poured amber/gold in color with a tiny white head that disappeared except for around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. A few small particles throughout.
Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, grains, slight honey, and slight hops. Light to medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, malt, grain, and slight hop finish is lightly dry. 5/3/5/3/11=2.7
5/14/02: 2/3/7/3/14 = 2.9
Davhgbrew (932) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where is the honey? Watery like the rest of Long trails beers, but I this is not as bad as the others i’ve tried. At least this has some body to it, though it is still a weak brew. Ehh!
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 14, 2001
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weak tasting and I found the honey to be annoying.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 13, 2001
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Am I drinking a different brew than the rest of you? Do they save the best for out-of-staters? Very average, in my book; honey AROMA is there, but flavor definitely lacking, with palate too hoppy/bitter for what it’s (I think) trying to be. Ya want good VT beer, go with McNeills.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great brew. Nice butterscotch honey flavor that almost tastes like they melted a sugar daddy into a golden ale. Superb flavor and the overall balance is better at cellar temp. Different but excellent.
boto (1828) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very fine summer brew. Has a lot more body than most of the lighter summer brews.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An average honey brew; nothing special. Refreshing and very smooth going down, but a bit bland overall. Seems to need more malt to give it more presence.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2001
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Insipid, thin ale totally lacking in honey, hops or malt.
royalaxation (2) - colchester, Vermont, USA - APR 6, 2001 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
delicious honey aroma; drink ICE cold and it tastes like heaven on a hot day. just the right amount of flavor for a honey ale, not too overpowering on the honey flavor; great beer! long trail is a quality brewery