johnnnniee (4346) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle from the mixed 12 pack from Market Basket.
Deep copper color with a good sized long lasting off white head. Aromas of spice and toffee and caramel with just a touch of earthy hop. Sweet bready light caramel burnt sugar maltiness with just a hint of resin and spice. Pretty tasty ESB. bellco33 (821) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours amber with almost no head. Aroma of caramel, slightly fruity, slightly floral. Taste is pretty sweet but not cloying, spice notes from the rye, and apple on the finish. Much better than I expected. Medium body, high carbonation. HoppityHop (206) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Aroma is sweet malt and a bit of pepper, and pours a yeasty-cloudy opaque orangy-brown. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass, as well. Not much in the way of carbonation and the rye flavors are predominant throughout. Maybe a bit watery for the style and nothing I would ever seek out again. When ESB’s are done right they can be beautiful. Unfortunately, this is more confused than beautiful. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - OCT 5, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking semi-dark hazy burnt amber to red color with a foamy and bubbly head that dissipated within less than about forty seconds leaving a foamy and bubbly white head that clung nicely.
The smell started off with a sharp sweet toasty caramel embracing a nice semi-sharp sweet and spicy rye to blend. Crisp light breadiness blends into balance appropriately.
The taste was moderately sweet carrying a light spice of the rye into the full flavor and on into the aftertaste and then into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly smooth allowing a gentle creaminess to impart on my tongue.
Overall, I dig it. Long Trail took a dying style and gave it a new "kick." I’d have again. JFGrind (2054) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
The Rye and sweetness blend well togehter in this ESB. This beer combined together rye and ESB fruity flavors. Part of a Long Trail variety pack, picked up for under $24 a case at Bell Beverage.
dlovell2 (2171) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Pours cloudy copper color with an off white head. Aroma is toasted grain, bready malt, citrus, and earthy, spicy hoppiness. Flavor is grainy, bready malt with some fruity notes. Earthy hoppy finish with rye spiciness. tfontana (1011) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle in pint glass from Downtown Discount Beverage, Dover NH. Aroma is caramel and bready malt and subtle yeasty earth/dough. Appearance is mildly hazy light brown with nice sparkle and small fluffy off white head with nice lacing. Taste is moderate sweet fruitiness with a little bit of nuts and bitter finish. Palate is medium bodied with thick and little bit slick texture and lively carbonation. Overall, there is a fair amount going on here. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Very slightly hazy, orange amber with a huge off-white billowing head and excellent lacing. Aroma of spicy rye, bread, caramel, light fruit and pine. Taste of caramel, herbal hops, rye bread, well, ripened stone fruit and a touch citric/piny hops. However, sweet malt and herbal hops dominate. Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization with a slightly oily mouthfeel. This is quite unlike a typical ESB. I like the idea of a rye ESB. This does have a distinct rye flavor, but it A rich, malty sweetness mixes with a rye-malt spiciness to cultivate a balanced beer with a slight, earthy hop presence.is sweeter, breadier and (herbal) hoppier than any ESB I have ever tried. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 60minuteman (1746) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle from variety pack. Appearance is a hazy ruby-brown color with thin white lacing. Aroma is toasted malts, wheat, floral, strawberries. The flavor is not as complex. Rye bread, earth and the malts dominate. Slightly light and juicy from the fruit. Berries, watermelon or maybe citrus. Hop is definitely in there. Medium body and medium-high bitterness. Really enjoyable. mike67 (1213) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long-lasting, fluffy off-white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of piney hops, spicy rye, bready malt and some ripe fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Herbal hops, spices, bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and very bitter. It is bitter, but does not taste like ESB.