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Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,279 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,279
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 54
Gots: 98 | 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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tclapper

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-21-2011 19:12:11 | More by tclapper
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-21-2011 16:53:05 | More by fizzyted
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ghebel

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-21-2011 01:06:05 | More by ghebel
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -22.9%

12-19-2011 18:15:38 | More by GrindFatherBob
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-18-2011 06:33:29 | More by duff247
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BillDrinksBeer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-17-2011 14:17:40 | More by BillDrinksBeer
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GoSabres87

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-17-2011 02:28:44 | More by GoSabres87
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KypFisto

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

A: Poured out "Lincoln Penny" copper. The thin head disappeared less than a minute after I poured it into glass with a slight cider-like translucence.

S: Sweet, almost fruity fragrance, but tart. A hint of caramel as well.

T: Sweet and wheaty up front, but complimented by the hoppy bitterness. Dry aftertaste. Splits a good difference between sweet and dry.

M: Very filling and thick with a good amount of carbonation. Almost forces you to savor every sip.

O: Just a really tasty beer. I've only had the Hibernator before this. I was a little worried it wouldn't be to my taste due to my preference for porters, but I was pleasantly surprised. As a caveat, it is very filling. I would recommend taking one's time with it.

12-16-2011 04:04:40 | More by KypFisto
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wagner617

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-16-2011 01:47:05 | More by wagner617
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-16-2011 01:06:25 | More by Gregwa
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-15-2011 13:20:38 | More by sailorastro
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ububru

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-14-2011 21:18:41 | More by ububru
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Beeraucrat

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-14-2011 14:38:39 | More by Beeraucrat
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cscott73

Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev +17.7%

Appearance - Pours a beautiful copper color, hint of red under my kitchen light. A little less than an inch of head that dissipated but did not disappear. Excellent lacing
Smell - Caramel malt, slightly sweet, very enticing, like the color.
Taste - Wow! Caramel, candy, hops are in there, complimenting the malt. Smooth and balanced.
Mouthfeel - Medium body, feels sticky (in a good way). Slight bitterness.
Overall - I've not had this style before, and that will change starting this weekend. Very good beer, especially on a cold winter night.

12-14-2011 00:57:50 | More by cscott73
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-13-2011 20:58:14 | More by DeutschesBier
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Maine

5/5  rDev +28.5%

12-11-2011 23:19:01 | More by Kered557
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.5%

12-11-2011 20:24:24 | More by j89de
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dave00100

Vermont

5/5  rDev +28.5%

12-10-2011 18:14:21 | More by dave00100
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Johnnyfacelift

New York

4.43/5  rDev +13.9%

A: This is a great looking beer! A beautiful copper/red color that is crystal clear with just a bit of foam that is already sticking to the glass.

S: All malt here, sweet with just a hint of metallic aroma which may dissipate as it breathes. Just a wiff of hops in the background to round it out.

T: Really nice smooth malt flavor and a nice balanced bitterness that holds on at the back of your mouth. Hops are more up front in the taste and it strikes a nice balance with the malty aroma.

M: Rich & smooth. This beer is perfectly attenuated striking a nice balance of sweet and dry.

O: A really nice beer for the post winter months. Well crafted.

12-10-2011 02:20:01 | More by Johnnyfacelift
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FrankLloydMike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-09-2011 02:47:06 | More by FrankLloydMike
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IPAman89

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-07-2011 01:14:41 | More by IPAman89
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-05-2011 20:04:48 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Zraly

Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +17.7%

Pours a light mahogany-amber color with a nice two finger head. Nice and clear. Nice smell of fresh biscuits and hops.

Wonderful caramel, bread, and toasted malt plays an important role here. The hop leaf note melds seamlessly with the malt. Toffee, honey, and fruit play a second role in the malt department -- just layers of sweet -- but balanced -- rich flavors. Creamy and medium to full-bodied. A bit of chew to the mouthfeel and the carbonation helps cut through to reveal a clean finish. So easy to drink and pleasing to the palate it is criminal. At over 7% ABV, I need to be careful because I could throw these back without much thinking involved.

I paid $7.99 for a six pack and feel like I just robbed a bank. A big "cheers" to Long Trail for making a mighty fine altbier (er, stickebier, according to the label). I think I found a new "go to" beer -- I must keep a few of these around at all times.

12-04-2011 02:18:32 | More by Zraly
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-04-2011 01:33:04 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-02-2011 03:30:25 | More by rab53
Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,279 ratings.