Long Trail “Long Trail Ale” Review (#069)

Long Trail Brewing Co.
“Long Trail Ale”
Bridgewater Corners, Vermont

Review:

Appearance:
I enjoyed this one in a pintglass; it is a copper orange transparent brew, with an off white, soapy thick head that lasts all the way down.

Smell: It is mild smelling of sweet malts with slight caramel and maple sugar.

Taste: This is all about the malts; it starts with a slight roast mixed with caramel, then goes into a drying toffee at the end. As it warms, the taste gets even better, with some esters showing up, along with a little bit of hops.

Mouthfeel:Lower medium bodied with a nice creaminess.

Drinkability/Palitability:Big; I really enjoy this beer. One goes down smooth, and can easily be followed by another.

Notes: I have always liked this one, and I am a huge fan of what seems to be this ones bigger brother, Long Trail’s Double Bag. It is another altbier, and a quite a bit heavier. I enjoy the Trail Ale on a nights that are a bit more hot or humid.

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