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