Long Trail – Harvest Ale

  • Style: Brown Ale brewed with Maple Syrup
  • ABV: 4.4%
  • IBU: 18

Long Trail Brewing has a special place in my heart. Their Double Bag was one of the first craft beers I started drinking. A bar that I frequented at the time of just turning 21 consistently had Long Trail Ale, and Double Bag on tap, and those were my go-to’s. On top of that, Long Trail was also the first brewery I ever visited. On a 4-day snowboard trip to Vermont, I decided that I was way to sore to ride 4 days in a row. So on the 4th day my buddy, and I decided to take a trip to Long Trail Brewing, and it was fantastic. We took the self guided tour, I snapped way too many photos, and probably drank way too many tasters. It was great, and I would love to go back there!

Long Trail Harvest Brown Ale pours mahogany with a thin head. The aroma offers sweet notes of caramel balanced with a spiciness from the hops, and roasted malts. Hazelnut coffee flavor with hints of maple, honey, brown sugar, and toasted bread. The finish has a slight bitterness to it so the beer doesn’t come across as sweet. The body is thin, and mildly carbonated making it an easy, clean drinker. This is a fantastic beer to get you ready for some of the heavy malt bombs to come this season. If you’re into beers that are malt forward you’re going to love this one!

Bottoms up!

Categories: Ale, Craft beer reviews, Craft Beers, Seasonal Beers, UncategorizedTags: , , , ,

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