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Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,398 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,398
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 62
Gots: 135 | 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, Dec 27, 2011
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

Applecrew135, Jul 18, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -67.8%

chippo33, Jan 10, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

ZJPierce, Apr 18, 2013
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1.73/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

brunop, Jan 24, 2009
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2/5  rDev -48.5%

chrispoint, Feb 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.5%

KevMo84, Jun 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.5%

I had one good one, once. It was a 16 oz can and was really tasty. But I've had it again, more times than I could reasonably remember, and all have been awful. Skunky and funky and no bueno. Many bottles, many pints. All terrible except for one. It's almost mythical and actually I keep trying this beer like a sucker, hoping for another good one.

yarnbomb, Nov 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.5%

BryanK, Aug 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.5%

Brutus627, Jun 27, 2014
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2.18/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

jmerloni, May 24, 2010
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2.25/5  rDev -42%

mctizzz, Nov 23, 2011
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2.35/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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...

duracell, Mar 04, 2013
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2.36/5  rDev -39.2%

NHbeerfishing, Oct 11, 2014
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BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Straight to the point...
The overwhelming taste here is...booze.
That shouldn't be the forefront of any beer.
Other flavors include caramel, toffee, prunes. Like drinking a port.
Some nice flavors in there, but the booze hits first and lingers around the other flavors for too long.
Not my kind of thing.

SoulFroosh, Sep 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

growlerpower9, Mar 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Mississippi, Jul 16, 2014
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Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,398 ratings.