AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Got this on tap last night with some fairly high expectations that were not met, it was very mediocre. Came to me in a standard pint glass with almost no head to it at all, what was there was just barely around the edges, not much lacing. It had a nice golden color to it with excellent clarity, it did look like a nice beer. Not much of a smell to it at all. If you tried you could smell the hops, and some slight floral notes, but you really have to look for it. Taste was almost non-existent, very weak. What was there was some slight hop, almost tasted cheap. The mouthfeel was pretty good, seemed a little dry at the end, but was probably above average. Drinkability was pretty good too, fairly refreshing, but due to the taste I didn’t even finish it. I was very surprised because there are quite a few brews from Long Trail that I really like, but I was really dissapointed with this one. I guess I’d try it again, but if it was offered to me, don’t think I’d pay for it again based on this session.
Sammy (11164) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Cole’s. Easy mouthfeel, ahoneyishyet not too sweet. Not much taste. Not much to look a, like some honey boiled in a glass. minimal hops.
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Pours a clear golden-copepr color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down to a thin layer leaving behind some lacing on the glass.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts and honey. There is also a bit of citrus hops in the background that come through.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts and some honey sweetness. Through the middle, a bit of hops and some deeper malt comes through. The finish is a mix of sweet malt and honey that linger.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-low carbonation. Feels fairly smooth, but a touch empty. The finish has some honey sweetness that lingers.
D - Very drinkable. Could have used a bit more punch and comes off a bit empty. It does not feel watery or thin though.
TheHopster (1044) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) I usually like Long Trial’s offerings, but this one left me flat, figuratively and literally. Wondering if I had an old bottle. (All brewers should date them). Traces of lemon in flavor. Not much noteworthy. Come on Long Trail, you’re better than this!
tgncc (3094) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is honey, wheat, cereal grains, toasted. The appearance is a nice translucent amber, white head. The flavor is just like the aroma, with less honey. The finish is cereal grains, pine and resin hops. Medium in body. OK.
dmac (5587) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Migdon drank at Ryan’s 30th. Clear golden body under a large fluffy white head. Aroma and flavor of grains, cereal and honey. Easy drinking and a good training wheels beer to get people away from BMC.
lamas (1551) - Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Date on the side: 022111. A piss yellow pour with a skim of an off-white head. The refreshing aroma consists of grains, corn, a touch of lemon, and a faint hint of caramel in the background. Goes down thin, crisp, and as refreshing as it smells. Lightly sweet upfront in the taste with some cereal graininess, a touch of caramel, and a hint of honey. Some lemon and a dash of pepper in the slightly drying finish. A thirst quencher.
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - APR 15, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Well this is just not very good. Aroma is stale honey, crackers. Sweet caramel. Some danky hops, with a light spice. Dry, bitter finish with more sweet sugar honey-like substance.
JDBaker11058 (1935) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Apperance: clear medium-dark gold, with a one-finger white head; some nice lacing. Aroma: crackery malts, hay, grass, honey, flowers, hint of citrus. Taste: starts with a bit of pie crust, then floral and citrus notes, with grassy tones underneath. Finish: honey dryness and light citrus hops fade gently, and the crackery malts make a surprise reappearance. Notes: Looked and smelled like it would be very sweet, but was pleasantly subdued in flavors, with a decent balance and the honey bringing a floral dryness rather than overly sweet tones. Palate was light. Drinkable, but on the forgettable side.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold with a little head. Sweet honey taste, this is a light beer with a smooth finish.