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Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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very good

1,394 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,394
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 61
Gots: 132 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours a light brown with a quarter inch head with some lacing. smell is bubble gum, caramel, and fruity. taste toasted malt, and sweet caramel. mouthfeel medium, but not cloying or syrupy with a nice hop balance finish and no after taste. look for long trail double bag you will not go wrong.

billybob, Jan 05, 2007
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Woo-hoo! This is one hell of a beer. A big-ass alt (or double alt as the label says).
Pours a nice brownish amber with a slightly off-white head that lasts.
Hits the nostrils with some sweet malt and floral hoppiness. Faint chocolate appears in both the smell and the taste.
Maltiness is two pronged. First being somewhat dry and bready, underlying this is a faint toffee flavor. This is all snapped by some prevalent juicy hops.
Feels very nice, drinks incredible. I could drink this until every last brain cell died...which may not take too long. Just delicious.
Hell yeah, Venom. You sent another winner. Thanks so much for including two!

After roughly 2yrs, this has gained incredible additional character. Nearly pumpkin-pie-esque with its spicing with ginger and cinnamon notes. Huge caramelly pears and apples. Dry cedar wood closure. Overall rating stays the same, but this beer sure hasn't. Just a fantastic brew, young or aged. This is an absolute favorite of mine.

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If anybody has read some of my other reviews, this beer was recommended by the same guy as the Stone Ruination IPA. It pours a clear amber color with a sticky head that stays long enough to be enjoyed for its aroma. This double ale is a smoothe beer that hides its alcohol very well. If taking a blind taste test, I would say it had the same as any other beer on the market even though it sits at a nice 7.2%. It goes down nicely with very little bitterness which is nice if you're just looking for something to have after a hard days work. All in all, this is one of the best beers I sell at work and would recommend it to anyone looking for something new to try.

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Really nice looking brew. Pours a crystal clear, dark reddish brown color with a awesome, thick foamy off-white head. Quite a bit of carbonation. Thick foamy lacing sticks to my glass.

Beautiful aroma of roasted malts, fruity scent of raisins and light hops.

Full bodied, mild maltsweetness of caramel and toffee initially with a nice roasted malt middle, fruity flavor of grapes and raisins. A light spiciness, very nice dry bitter finish that clings to the palate. Very delicious.

Very nice beer, smooth, balanced and delicious, the ABV really can catch up.


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Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,394 ratings.