Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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3.63/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
It pours a quite clear rubyesque amber. Two fingers of loose off-white head dwindles soon to thin foamy groupings. A thin tapestry of lacing marks the glass.
The aroma delivers a general air of toasted malt, along with a woodsy cherry fruit presence. A distant hops character flits about a clearing vapor not quite identifiable as alcohol.
Upon tasting, a very rapid splash of cooked malt sweetness promptly cedes to an indistinct earthy fruit memory, which then morphs to a hoppy but basically vague bitterness. Contrary to the label, while mostly smooth, a buzzing current of alcohol is quite present and seems to vercome most attempts of any poignance in the flavor. The finish is dry and carries yet more nasally evidence of alcohol.
Roughly medium bodied, things slip away quicklt to just the cooling spice of alcohol.
I started by feeling bad for the cows on the label, with bloated udders painfully in need of some prompt cartoonish milking. From there I fell almost into apathy, as the beer had nothing really memorable going on. It's got an ABV that makes it a bit to handle, and what it offers just doesn't carry enough muscle to cmpete. Sure, it's basically drinkable, but just above average may be the best I can say. Sure, I'll finish this sixer, with some measure of enjoyment, but this is likely it. Probably, anyway.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2005 22:50:07 | More by Foxman
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