Long Trail Brewmaster Series Centennial Red

 
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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed to celebrate 100 years of the oldest hiking trail in North America, the Long Trail. This ale features a slightly sweet malt flavor delicately balanced by the use of centennial hops. This bigger beer goes down smooth, please indulge with moderation. Our Imperial Red Ale has the traditional characteristics of a red ale with the addition of an ample amount of hops and a higher grain bill that yields more sugars during the brewing process; resulting in a higher ABV.

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4.6
AaronDaniel (53) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2013
This pours hazy reddish brown with a lush off-white head. Decent lacing is happening here. It remains cloudy. (There’s something that I just find sexy about a cloudy beer). It smells of strong honey and some cereal. I taste malty sweetness (just what I want in a beer), sugar, honey and some fruitiness. The 7.9% ABV is completely hidden in this pleasant flavor. The finish is sweet and somewhat hoppy. All stars are aligned. It’s a bit heavy on the mouth feel with low to moderate carbonation. I am quite a fan of this beer.

4.6
SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Translucent amber brown with a creamy beige head. Creamy full body with gentle medium carbonation, making it quite quaffable for its body and abv.

Aroma: caramel and roasted malts, dark fruit, herbal hops, and a hint of silage.

Taste: caramel and darkly kilned malts, soft herbal floral hops, and a nice touch of acidity that helps bring balance and drinkability to a beer that could otherwise be to heavy and sweet.

Balanced, complex, and easy to like.

4.5
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Long Trail Centennial Red is a dim red ale with a thick, creamy, khaki colored head that has outstanding retention and lacing. There’s a huge, wooden, pine spice in the nose with perhaps a whiff of caramel. It smells great. It’s full bodied and soft with a chewy finish. This beer has a big, bitter, resiny flavor. It’s very spicy, with notes of pine, juniper and black pepper. It’s serious business. It’s cool to see an East Coast brewery take a very West Coast style and do a good job of it.

4.3
SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 2, 2012
bottle. i love a good red ale and this is nothing short of fantastic. deep ruby red with a small, stable, beige head. big malty nose with lots of sweetness, caramel, dark fruits. full body with a juicy palate. warming finish in a good way. flavors of big sweet malts, the crucial toast/coffee note, and lots of fruits (think red apple, plum, black cherry). could drink this all day.

4.2
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2011
(bottle) Like most beers from this brewery, I think this is underrated and a great value. Well commercially described as an Imperial Red Ale. This is full flavored, with a lingering palate and balanced with semi-bitter hops and sweet malt. Would be easy to session. Alcohol well hidden. Nicely done. I think the Brewmaster series are putting up some great American craft brews.

4.1
cleverlobo (331) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle; clear orange with small beige head; aroma-pine, grapefruit, caramel; taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish. Good beer. Drinks like an IPA

4
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a ruby red amber with an off white head. Big nose of zesty and fruity yeast, apricot, piny hops, citrus, sugary malts. Full body and full taste, tart grapefruit and piny hops well balanced with almost sticky malts and a warming spicy finish. Long Trail is continuing to impress me.

4
Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a crystal, clear amber-red with a foamy off-white head that lasts throughout. Good lacing. Big hop aroma. Lots of pine and a bit earthy. Caramel malt, dark fruits, and a hint of alcohol. Upfront bitter hop flavor followed by sweet malt, caramel, raisins, and some toasty notes. Long hoppy finish of grapefruit and grass. Full bodied. Average carbonation. Slightly warming finish.

4
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Another good effor from long Trail... deep reddish copper with a off-white head. malty nose with some fresh citrus hoppy notes.

4
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2011
22oz bottle-thanks to jtclockwork for sharing–pours a rich retaining tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is medium malt-peat/chocolate, resin. Taste is medium malt-chocolate/roasty/resin/earthy hops bite. Medium/full body.


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