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Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,283 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,283
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 55
Gots: 98 | 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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Longfoot

Maine

1/5  rDev -74.3%

12-27-2011 04:33:29 | More by Longfoot
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Applecrew135

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74.3%

07-18-2012 01:53:58 | More by Applecrew135
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chippo33

Vermont

1.25/5  rDev -67.9%

01-10-2013 08:12:13 | More by chippo33
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ZJPierce

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

04-18-2013 01:00:45 | More by ZJPierce
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brunop

Massachusetts

1.73/5  rDev -55.5%

i forget sometimes how much i don't like this beer. i see long trail on sale occasionally and buy it hopin' it'll be better than last time. i mean it's from vermont--so it's 'sposed to be good. maybe i just don't like the style.

i find it flavorless. weird but true. a faint maltiness. no hops whatsoever. and a bad aftertaste.

doesn't leave a lot of lace on the glass.

i have to remember i don't like this.

01-24-2009 13:12:17 | More by brunop
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -48.6%

02-20-2012 18:03:19 | More by chrispoint
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KevMo84

California

2/5  rDev -48.6%

06-01-2014 17:49:47 | More by KevMo84
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BryanK

New York

2/5  rDev -48.6%

08-10-2012 00:14:27 | More by BryanK
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Brutus627

Maine

2/5  rDev -48.6%

06-27-2014 14:44:19 | More by Brutus627
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jmerloni

Massachusetts

2.18/5  rDev -44%

A - A dark amber, hazy in the middle. Decent head that laces moderately. But pretty minimal overall.

S - Dark fruits and hops. Almost smells like a dubbel.

T - Meh. Plum, raisin, plum, peaches, and a some cheap malt taste. There's flavor here but it's kind of musty and gross. Definitely a high-profit beer. These are some low quality input ingredients.

M - A bit light. Would benefit from being a bit heavier.

D - A great beer if you're in high school. Otherwise, a pretty shallow offering. Kinda gross. Real musty. Not fresh tasting at all. Imagine licking a storm cellar that's never been frequented in 20 years. Yeah.

05-24-2010 02:48:30 | More by jmerloni
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mctizzz

California

2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

11-23-2011 16:28:34 | More by mctizzz
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

2.35/5  rDev -39.6%

12oz into a snifter.
Pours a caramel/amber color with an almost non-existent head which disappears instantly to leave a thin topping. Smells caramel, some cereals, little earthy notes, slightly herbal at the back. Flavors are very mild and clean. Similar to the nose and, in my opinion, not so enjoyable. Moderate carbonation with low bitterness. I didn't like this one. Wonder if it's a bad bottle or I just don't like the style...

03-04-2013 20:28:57 | More by duracell
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avisong

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

04-14-2012 13:27:57 | More by avisong
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BGsWo22

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

03-20-2013 23:22:46 | More by BGsWo22
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growlerpower9

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

03-03-2012 05:06:24 | More by growlerpower9
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bakerbill

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

03-18-2014 13:57:26 | More by bakerbill
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artoolemomo

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

04-13-2013 01:32:34 | More by artoolemomo
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SaintClock

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

03-07-2013 14:06:24 | More by SaintClock
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muchos

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

09-04-2012 02:03:35 | More by muchos
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

05-08-2013 04:07:27 | More by tommyguz
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Mississippi

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

07-16-2014 03:12:25 | More by Mississippi
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vfgccp

New York

2.53/5  rDev -35%

A- Nice rich color, like a peach toned iced tea. Low head very little head retention with moderate lace.

S- There is a very boozy front note with hints of nuts. Very light, slightly watery on back end.

T- Very light flavor, A little malty on front end. gets a bit watery in the middle and finishes light and slightly bready.

M- Light, no coating at all and the watery middle is not very desirable.

O- A very light beer, the wateriness is not pleasant. The malt flavors would be nice but they die out far to quickly and there is no complexity to the flavor. Not very drinkable

09-17-2011 23:28:22 | More by vfgccp
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PDXHops

South Carolina

2.55/5  rDev -34.4%

On tap in a shaker pint. See-thru copperish amber with an off-white head a finger or so in height. Good retention, scattered patches of drippy lacing.

For an alt, especially a sticke version, this is pretty tame stuff. Smells of caramel malt and little else. Taste is again pretty malty, but there's just not a lot going on here. Buttery and bready with very light leafy and baked apple notes. Clean and crisp for sure- obviously a brew constructed with care- but not something I'd revisit.

08-28-2011 14:10:21 | More by PDXHops
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Naes

New York

2.55/5  rDev -34.4%

This brew is an amber color with a two finger white head.
Its aroma is faint, but is malty sweet.
The flavor starts out roasty and incredibly sweet but is given some balance by a little bit of hop character near the finish. There is also a slight alcohol warmness in the flavor as well.
Mouth feel is medium bodied, but semi thick from the sugar, a bit syrupy for me.

11-18-2005 02:48:17 | More by Naes
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev -31.1%

a little too malty for me, but not an undrinkable beer. as a strong ale, this one is pretty good. somewhat sweet malt and a smooth rich consistency. i can't say i would get it again, but it was not the worst strong ale i have had

07-27-2002 08:41:17 | More by ElGuapo
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Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,283 ratings.