Bulk_Carrier (3470) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a ruddy burnt amber color with a slim transparency about it. Carbonation can be seen rising at a moderate pace. Slim finger’s worth of white foamy head dissipated at a nice pace. Messy lacing.
The smell started off with some German yeasty breadiness (kinda like an altbier), but wait, then there’s some diacetyl, hmmmm...intentional? Me, I’m not so sure.
The taste still had that dry German yeasty/bready sweetness like an altbier. Sweet earthy/herbal/bready aftertaste. Wet sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability to it. Dry to sweet yeasty/bready malts hit my palate.
Overall, hard to really rate with what I’m assuming some age to it. But this will stand for now and I’ll give it a "holler at" next ski season.
blipp (7898) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Light sweet malts, grain, and faint earthy hops. Mild, balanced, inoffensive, drinkable.
puboflyons (2959) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 01/08/14-3353-B. The pour is a good looking amber brown color with a quick lasting off-white head. Aroma of muted of caramel malts and earthy hops. Pretty basic for the style. The body is is light to medium with a level of acidity. The taste is pretty basic with caramel malt characters and a moderate hop finish. This is one of those beers that is brewed by Long Trail (I suspect) to make people think they are getting something unique while visiting the Jay Peak Ski Area. There is nothing wrong with that. But it is very typical for the style.
thornecb (5370) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Off-white head crackles and recedes to skim surface leaving soapy lacing. Sour caramel and earth aromas. Soft with sweet toffee upfront turning to dry, earthy hops in the lasting finish.
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great full bodied ale... Wonderful combo of malty and bitter... Great color
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rejtable (2208) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at jay peak. Pours dark copper with some head and minimal lacing. Roasted malt and some caramel notes, light earthy hops. Taste is light/med sweet and light bitter. Full body with lively carbonation. Decent.
RxForHealth (177) - - MAR 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Jay Peak Tram Ale. 12 oz bottle purchased at the base of the ski hill. Pours an orange brown with a nice long-lasting head. Fruity aroma. On the palate, some hops and fruit. Long pleasant finish. Not a bad beer. Not remarkable or memorable though.
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jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle-pours copper with a thin offwhite head. Aroma is roasty medium malt-caramel/nutty/peat. Taste is roasty medium malt-caramel/nutty/peat, some earthy hops.
dmac (5294) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger, thanks John. Poured an orange/red body with a small foamy of white head. Aroma of bad chocolate, veggies, hint of glue and wet bread. Flavor is earthy, dirty, chocolate, bad oranges. The body is thinner and watery with soft carbonation. Blah.
Beerdedone (3188) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a short beigh head. Aroma of faint caramel and light citrus. Flavor was sweet and malty with caramel, mild hops and had a touch of nuts