Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,279 ratings.