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Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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very good

1,442 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,442
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 66
Gots: 152 | 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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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

A- Burnt orange in color, with just a bit of haze. White head hangs low ,with some really nice speckled lacing.

S- Malty sweetness. Subtle caramel, a little nutty, and a very subtle raisin note.

T- Wonderful malt notes, like the aroma. Caramel and nutty, and a toasty, biscuity flavor comes in. Hop bitterness comes in to balance things, earthy, but still overshadowed by the malt.

M- Medium-full body. Nearly creamy. Malty sweet throughout, but this finish has some good bitterness, and leaves dry.

O- The malt notes are great. They are mellow, but the depth is nice, even after being settled out in lagering. Hop bitterness is great and cuts the sweetness some, but doesn't take over the beer.

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Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,442 ratings.