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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich and malty, slightly sweet Winter Ale. Skillful use of brown sugar, honey, and six malts contribute to complex, warming character of this brew. Available October through March.

Bitterness Units: 32
ABV: 6.0%
Date of Introduction: Winter of 1995
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Crystal, Chocolate, Caramel and Black
Hops: Nugget and Mt. Hood

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Super clear brown/red color with a moderate head that leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is sweet and heavy belying the light drinkability of this brew. Strong malt backbone with a subtle yet easily discernable hop finish and lingering plesant aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjoh (7) - USA - FEB 2, 2004 does not count
Darker amber color, minimal head. Malty aroma. Interesting flavor. Tasted like a slightly sweeter version of Long Trail Ale. Wasn't sure how I felt about it at first, but it definitely grew on me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Pours a reddish amber color out of the bottle, with very little off white head. Aroma of malt and hints of honey and spice. Start is acidic with a bite of bitterness. This nice bitter slips away quickly, and you are left with a very watery finish with a mild sweetness. Not as much body as I'd like in a winter beer, but average none the less.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5251) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Draft. This was a clean drink o beer. Initial nice malty aroma, which fades quickly and becomes subdued. Chestnut orange-brown beer, with small head. Lightly sweet, but mostly dry and nut/woody, with a little fruit. Fairly acidic, good hopping. Long finish with green nut bitterness, lagerishness and some astringency in the finish. Medium body.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 sampled @ brewery. 6.0% is noting big for these guys that also make Double Bag. A perfect example of why bigger isn't always better. Light amber color. Long Trail may be the most boring brewery I have been to in a while. They use 6 types of malts but there is no distinguishable malt taste. Very boring hop presence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Dark amber color, with a quickly dissapating head. Aroma is rich caramel malts and touches of honey. Malty with touches of sugar and honey, toffee notes and some hops in the finish. Not a bad winter warmer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Has a nice clear ruby color with some carbonation and small lace head. Smell is of spice and sweet malts. Taste of smooth malts with a slightly roasted taste and finishes with little bitterness. Overall a nice winter beer that I would try again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Nice cinnamon, cloves, honez and malt nose. Brown with a little foamy head. Round spicey taste with a tart finish. Some hoppy intervalls makes it even more interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2685) - GERMANY - DEC 28, 2003
Nice honey and cinnamon nose, dark amber color and a frothy head. Full sweet honey malt body witha nutty and woody qualities in the middle. Dry spicy (pepper) end. Good transitions and a nice balance. Chewy and meaty - good in the winter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tippie4 (97) - Auburn, Maine, USA - DEC 16, 2003
I enjoyed this beer a great deal. It has a nice sweet clean smell to it but not over powering. The taste as it gets in your mouth not to much special then all of a sudden there is a blast ofbitterness and that is trailed by sweet honey and spice after taste.


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