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Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,402 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,402
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.63%
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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Could be one of Long Trail's best, and altho VT is filled with craft, I'm regularly underwhelmed by LongTrail and Magic Hat.

A: Pours a very fizzy, bubbly 1 finger head over clear copper brown body, but I dont observe as much stickiness or lace as I would like to see. Bubbles are large and tan.

S: Dominated by sweet malts, dark bread, sugar. (Too sweet for me, but true to style - better in Dusseldorf!)

T: Follows smell. Somewhat crisp apple-like start, malty ales, then over the tongue lots of caramel and brown sugar, makes this too sweet for me and too back of tongue coating to love.
Lots of subtle nutty, mineral back notes, but too little hops, and too much sweetness for me.

F: Mouth is medium but the finish is too sweet and cola like for me.

A slight bit of booze at 7.2%, too much sweetness, an interesting mineral back note. Not much hop. I'd pick this over other long-trails, but only in a pinch.

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Pours a dark yellow almost brown with a thick head that lasts for a bit. The smell is very sweet, both from the alcohol as well as the malt. The taste was really nice, balancing the sweet malt with the bitter hops to cancel out a bit of the intense alcohol flavor. I found it very nice and a good sipping beer that is easy to pair with large meals. Would highly recommend.

WhiteHillsStore, Oct 11, 2014
Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,402 ratings.