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Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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very good

1,318 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,318
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 60
Gots: 109 | 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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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into new Belgium globe. Ive had this so many times and couldn't believe I haven't reviewed it yet.
Pours a see through amber with nice off white foam and nice lacing. Great sweet malt and alcohol aroma. Taste of sweet caramel and toffee malts. Really nice.
Slightly sharp on the abv but drinks quite nice. Really nice brew thats readily available.

DrinkSlurm, Apr 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

csmartin6, Apr 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

DMB, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

nickfl, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of WunderLlama
4.59/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into a pilsener glass

Copper brown, no visible carbonation, thin sudsy cap with some lacings clinging to the edge of the glass, clear

Malty sweet aroma, faint hops, fresh beer

Malt , smooth, faint hop bitterness on the sides of the tongue to smooth it out. Light to medium light mouthfeel. Faint hoppy bitterness on the after taste does not linger long.

I love this beer. One of my favorites and one that I always keep in my fridge. It is one of my " go to " beers. Malt with just the right amount of hops. Delicious.

WunderLlama, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of 57md
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper with a finger of head that dissipates quickly. However, the quickly disappearing head does leave some nice lacing behind. The nose is reminiscent of biscuits. The taste is bready with some mild sweetness. There is a touch of hop bitterness that accompanies the upfront flavors.

Very drinkable in spite of the relatively high abv.

57md, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of gr0g
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice copper color capped with a one finger head. Retention and lace formation are merely OK. Aroma is malty-sweet, floral, and fruity. I think this is the first Altbier I've tried, and it's much more estery than any German lager. I'm getting some very ripe apple, even caramel apple, and maybe some sweet grape, too.

The malty-sweet character carries over to the flavor profile. Very nicely balanced, reminiscent of a good marzen. Leads with sweet caramel/toffee malt that lingers on the palate for bit, then finishes with a crisp, clean bitterness. The hop bill, which looks to be composed of American and not noble hops, is understated but deserves credit for balancing out the maltiness. Somewhat vinous quality akin to a full-bodied white wine. Though somewhat prickly, the carbonation is otherwise unobtrusive, with the overall texture being nicely weighted.

I had long ignored Long Trail's beers, and now I'm regretting not trying Double Bag sooner. This is surely one beer that will wind up in my fridge time and again.

gr0g, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

nebula1999, Mar 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Homer1, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

sluggo013, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Teddy-Pickles, Mar 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Shatter, Mar 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Duesler, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

GennyCreamAle, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

JohnW58, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice amber color, minimal head with nearly no lacing.
S - Big time sweet malts, breads and an underlying fruitiness to it that rings of a belgian quality, a small hint of alcohol.
T - Big full sweet malt, a medium and welcomed hop bite, mildly bitter, a few spices as well. Interesting and moderately complex.
M - Thin, and a bit of a dark bitterness hangs on, nothing super.
O - Actually a pretty good offering from Long Trail, I'm not really familiar with this style, but its not what I expected, but it does have a nice complexity in taste that is good and refreshing. Would really like to get this on tap.

Omnium, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Kevincredible, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

v161, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

JoninVT, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

JuliusCaesar, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

mckowned, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

croning, Mar 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

SaintClock, Mar 07, 2013
Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,318 ratings.