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Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,201 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,201
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 48
Gots: 61 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler into a pint

Appearance – The beer pours an amber color with a two finger off white head. The head fades over a moderate level of time to give a decent level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is bready and malty with some notes of caramel and some herbal hop.

Taste – The taste begins with a lightly roasted and bready taste. Upfront there is a caramel taste that melds with the bready tastes well. Soon some bitter grapefruit and lemon hop flavors come to the tongue. Shortly after arriving these flavors seem to lose their strength. As the lemon and grapefruit dwindle a bitter herbal flavor comes to the tongue. This herbal flavor intensifies to the end where they combined with a light alcohol flavor to leave a malty and lightly bittered flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is on the rather average side, but kind of thin for a 7.2 % abv brew. Its carbonation level

Overall – It was a decent brew. It had some good malty flavors and a light herbal hop. Worth a try, but nothing that is super exceptional. A decent stronger Alt. style ale.

Serving type: growler

11-24-2012 00:50:47 | More by Darkmagus82
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber in color, with one-finger head which disappears fairly quickly. Clear and very smooth. Malty, with minimal hops. I haven't figured out yet how to describe the smell, but it's clean and fresh. I really like this one. I've switched to this (from Sam Adams Boston Ale) as my default brew, with food or just by itself.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

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New York

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 081412.

A: Pours a clear dark amber with a 1 finger white head. Dissipates over the course of a few minutes, not leaving much lacing. Not much visible carbonation at all.

S: A light fruity semi-tart aroma. Backing of malt and hints of hops. Almost an apple like quality.

T: Sweet caramel flavor complimented by sweet malts. Hoppiness in the background but mostly dominated by malt. Sort of a forced tinny-steel like alcohol flavor.

M: A little thin for what I expected. Low carbonation. Fairly easy drinking.

Overall a cheap and strong beer but lacks in complexity.

Serving type: bottle

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Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,201 ratings.