tatt (4) - Vermont, USA - OCT 14, 2005 does not count
Great tasting beer for the fall. Nice color, and a good head. Long Trail is a local company here, and I expect they will continue putting out a very good beer.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Long Trail Harvest Ale is a clear brown ale with a dense off-white head that has excellent retention and lacing. It has a slightly sweet aroma with notes of caramel and chocolate. It’s medium bodied, very smooth and slightly flat. The finish is quite clean. The flavor is simple and mellow and well balanced. The malt tastes like caramel and chocolate and the bitterness is grassy. It’s so simple and very drinkable.
[Sampled at the 2009 Flower City Brewers’ Fest at Frontier Field, Rochester, NY] williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2010
The look is a crystal clear ruby red. Medium foamy head, looks more like a winter ale.
The smell is an unexpected sweet flowery hop smell. Sweet yeast aroma almost makes it like an ESB. Malt is dry and not like a typical Oktoberfest/Harvest. The yeast is very bready. The smell is really terrific.
The heavy yeast flavor gives this beer more depth than the usual Long Trail offerings. Dry, biscuity -- but slightly bitter -- malt comes out more. Hops with yeast are a terrific combination. Hops are sweet, not bitter; sweet but dry. Malt just lightly toasted. Hints of mild berry. Balanced, excellent.
Smooth but dry, and with a sweet-bitter bite. Major yeast, full of flavor. Like an Oktoberfest combined with an ESB. Really great. tsd08460 (1171) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Aroma: maple, bread, caramel,
Appearance: clear amber with a beige head
Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish,
Tasty austinpowers (2828) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Interesting. The malt has complexity, and fullness. Also, there's a hint of sourness (a good thing, because it adds depth and fullness to the body of the malt). Hops are light, at best. And it is best, because they put so many hops in their Double Bag brew, I was starting to worry that they're like Sierra Nevada and they just double-hop everything they brew. Though if you want to taste the hops here, wait for the aftertaste and you'll get a bit of bite from them. A very enjoyable brew for one who wants a Vienna-ish amber.
CBCBarFly (7) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2012 does not count
This is an easy drinking ale. It is not too hoppy and has that great fall taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2003
12oz bottle, sampled at just below cellar temp.
Pours a clear auburn amber with a small tan head that sticks around and leaves good lacing. Aroma is all over the place with the maltiness - bready, caramel, and lots of nuttiness. Flavor, again, is dominated with maltiness - nuttiness up front, some caramel and bread, and a bit of chocolate show up in there. Hops flavor and aroma are at a minimum here, but the flavor is still pretty large and diverse. Body is medium-full, and it goes down dangerously easy. lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours a clear brown amber with a thin off-white, lacy head that quickly dissipates. Smells spicy and sweet like molasses.
Taste is bitter hops up front, followed by big rich malt and followed again by a big hoppy bitterness. Lots going on here. Nutty and thick feeling, like syrup. Sticky. A bit unbalanced with the hops overpowering the malt at the end but otherwise is nicely conceived. Very nice fall brew for chilly New England falls.
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Beautiful amber color, nice white head, wish it stayed around a bit longer. Lightly bitter (less than some of their others I’ve tried), light body, soft carbonation. It’s a good fall beer to mix in with the marzens. cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Pours a rich brown. Sweet smelling, nicely balanced. Tasted autumnal and woodsy - almost like wet fallen leaves. Nice job.