Coaster Critique: Long Trail Brewing Summer Ale

Name: Summer AleIMG_5505

Brewed By: Long Trail Brewing Company

Style: Summer Seasonal

ABV: 4.3%

Long Trail Summer Ale pours a slightly hazy, bright golden color that shimmers in the light. Pour produced a short, pure white head that hung around for the entire glass.

A clean smelling beer, malt has a light toasted grain aroma. Hops smell a bit spicy with a touch of grassiness.

Initial sip brings a light cracker malt body with a bit of sweetness that dries out quickly. Mid sip the hops are presented with an earthy, slightly spicy bite and just a hint of lemon. Medium body, with a light carbonation and a crisp dry finish.

Overall a beer to be enjoyed on a hot day, Long Trail Summer Ale is crisp, clean and flavorful. I enjoyed the balanced hoppiness of this beer, the slightly spicy hops with just a hint of citrus played well with the light malt body without imparting excessive bitterness, this plus the fact it’s a sessionable 4.3% ABV make me want to kick back and have a couple of them. Pick this one up for an afternoon at the lake or find it on tap and enjoy it out on the deck.



Chad Lothian

About Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian lives in Old Town, Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Chad has travelled to brewpubs, breweries and brewfests all over New England.