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Long Trail Ale brewed by Long Trail Brewing in Bridgewater, VT
Long Trail Ale(1989) brewed by Long Trail Brewing Company in
Long Trail Ale is a
full-bodied amber ale modeled after the “Alt-biers” of Düsseldorf, Germany. Our
top fermenting yeast and cold finishing temperature result in a complex, yet
clean, full flavor. Originally introduced in November of 1989, Long Trail Ale
beer quickly became, and remains, the largest selling craft-brew in Vermont. It
is a multiple medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival. Brewed with
Northern Brewer, Willamette and Mt. Hood hops and 2-Row, Wheat, Chocolate &
Caramel malts. IBUs: 28. ABV: 4.6%
Summit Brewing is a regional craft brewery in St. Paul, Minnesota,
that brews a wide selection of popular beers. It is sometimes
mistakenly believed to be a microbrewery, even though Summit's
output is in the top 50 of breweries in the United States,
approximately 105,000 barrels of beer per year. Their flagship beer,
Summit Extra Pale Ale is especially popular in the Twin Cities area.
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Appearance - Beautiful beer. Very dark brown, almost black. A 1/4"
head that hangs out.
Aroma - Sweet malt and nutty- not very pronounced though. You really
have to jam your nose in to get the aroma.
Taste - I could hang out with this beer. It's got great flavor-
coffee, chocolate, coffee, malty, and a very faint hoppiness, but
it's balanced and easy drinking. It's on the "session" side of
American Porters, but it is far from watery or thin. I would give it
a 5 if the hop bitterness dried up a little sooner, but that's the
only improvement I'd like to see.
Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, medium body, and leaves a silky sort
of texture. it's not dry, and the flavor that hangs out is very
Overall - Best american porter that I've had so far. Simply
delicious, sessionable, and traditional all at the same time. I
really love this beer. I would buy a case and pick through it all
Mouth feel- This one is a nice medium body, but a little too watery.
That does not help in a beer that is so roasty.
Overall - This beer is one you really need to let warm up, or you
will never have a clue that this has such a nice powdered cocoa
Long Trail Brewing Company
The Long Trail Brewing Company began its mission to brew high
quality craft beer in November 1989. A humble beginning in the
basement of the old Bridgewater Woolen Mill along the Ottauquechee
River in the Green Mountains of Vermont was soon outgrown so the
brewery packed up and “Hit the Trail” up the road to a riverside hay
field where they now reside.
Long Trail takes the words "Environmentally Conscious” very
seriously. Appreciation for our surroundings and an understanding of
the resource limitations of our local environment have inspired our
company to consider ways to minimize the environmental impact our
brewery has on our area. All spent grain and spent hops are fed to
local dairy cattle as a valuable food supplement, steam from the
brewing process is condensed into hot water and the thermal energy
is used to heat water for the next brewing cycle saving up to 2,000
gallons of propane a month. By combining the very best ingredients
available - like pure Vermont drinking water - and environmentally
minded brewing processes with a genuine passion for brewing high
quality craft beer, Long Trail proudly produces an extraordinary
Family of Fine Ales.