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Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,226 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,226
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 51
Gots: 71 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This malty, full-bodied double alt is also known as “Stickebier” – German slang for “secret brew”. Long Trail Double Bag was originally offered only in our brewery taproom as a special treat to our visitors. With an alcohol content of 7.2%, please indulge in moderation. The Long Trail Brewing Company is proud to have Double Bag named Malt Advocate’s “Beer of the Year” in 2001. Malt Advocate is a national magazine devoted to “expanding the boundaries of fine drinks”. Their panel of judges likes to keep things simple, and therefore of thousands of eligible competitors they award only two categories: “Imported” and “Domestic”. It is a great honor to receive this recognition.

33 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-08-1999)
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jadpsu

Georgia

4.54/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 6 pack of this on a visit to my daughters in Red Bank, NJ. Alt, a German Brown Ale! I have found Brown Ales to be a personal favoite. This one turned out to be no exception.

Pours a clear copper/amber in color with a creamy off white head of average retention.
AROMA: Bready malts, dark fruit, and the sweetness of caramel.
Taste: Great! Malty, bready, thick sweet but manages to finish with some hop bitterness. Thick and chewy and excellent.
Alcohol of 7.2% is not noticed in the nose or taste but does show up with a warming after glow.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 00:59:49 | More by jadpsu
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Packaging: 12 oz. bottle, pry-cap
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Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,226 ratings.