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Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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very good

1,341 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,341
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 60
Gots: 116 | 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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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

DATE REVIEWED: August 23, 2014... GLASSWARE: Hobgobin stange... OCCASION: Lord of the Rings return to school prep... APPEARANCE: stately brown/orange body; strong, two-finger off-white head; spongy at first, sinewy as it clings to the glass; handsome... AROMA: surprisingly fragrant bouquet from an alt; blanketing caramel malts; some wet leaf and earthy tones... PALATE: heavy, full-bodied and long in its aftertaste; soft hops play at the teeth; palpable yet palatable ... TASTE: vibrant toffee and toast make this a brown with bite; the earthy malts make a course, somewhat complex sip; hops are floral and complimentary ... OVERALL: a Long Trail brew to get behind--a malty ale that brings the weight of 7.2 % ABV subtly; powerful and energizing...

dacrza1, Aug 30, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear rust brown with some decent carbonation and moderate lacing.

Aroma: Smells of caramel malt and booze. Some grass, too.

Taste: Tastes like a boozier version of their original. The alcohol gets more pronounced as it warms. There's some nice caramel in there, too.

Mouthfeel: Relatively light of body for a big-ish alcohol beer.

Overall: To me, this essentially tastes like a boozed up Long Trail Ale. It's nice, but I like the approachability of their original a little bit more,

illpass78, Aug 28, 2014
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Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,341 ratings.