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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Long Trail Ale is a full-bodied amber ale modeled after the “Alt-biers” of Düsseldorf, Germany. Our top fermenting yeast and cold finishing temperature result in a complex, yet clean, full flavor. Originally introduced in November of 1989, Long Trail Ale beer quickly became, and remains, the largest selling craft-brew in Vermont. It is a multiple medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival.

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2.8
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Geez, Long Trail hopped the daylights out of this beer! The hops hit you up front, and hard. In the aftertaste, you get more of a metallic flavor. Available in NYC as of 2/05. Not much malt, frankly, and I can’t say I enjoyed it a whole lot. Quite floral.

4.4
flynnguy (14) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Very good beer, nice balance of malt and hops and very smooth. Unfortunately now that I am not longer in Vermont I can’t get this beer.

3
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2005
Frothy head that quickly dissapates. Amber color. Sweet flavour with fruity, raspberry notes. Quite nice and refreshing. Cheers!

3.3
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Bottle. Amber/golden color. Good balance of hops and malt. Nothing special.

2.6
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Appearance: clear, bright amber color, with a nice, fluffy, off-whitish head. Aroma: clean and even, rather lager-like, slightly floral, mildly hoppy. Taste: minor-key fruitiness on the palate, just enough malt to keep the flavor semi-interesting, slight citrus character. Very light in body, short finish, very light in every regard. When I used the phrase "minor-key" previously, that can be applied almost every-which-way here, for nothing in this brew strives beyond the simplest conception of what an ale has to be, at the very least. Incredibly boring. I can imagine this would do, if it were found at the sort of establishment that served nothing but macro-swillish products, but certainly not the sort of thing I’d ever seek out or choose to drink on it’s own merits.

3
fly (1486) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2004
though this seemed rather middle of the road, the road being on in a beautiful section of MA and during a ballgame in a fun bar added a smooth ride - good enough for three pints

3
dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Full head, great color. Has an odd, almost nut-brown ale flavoring. Not a standout.

2.8
Panzuriel (2238) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Nice copper color with medium head. Nutty flavor with hints of carmel. Nice aftertaste.

3.1
egajdzis (6561) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Poured a copper color with a small off white head and light lacing. Earthy and lightly sweet caramel aroma. More caramel in the flavor as well as nuts, and light citrus. Balanced.

3.2
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Pours dark straw/orangish, with some malt and slight hops. Tastes malty, with finishing slight hops, and a decent crisp malt at the finish.


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