Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,440 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,440
Reviews: 537
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 66
Gots: 148 | 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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4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at a few degrees F below room temperature, poured at 45 degree angle into unchilled stange glass.

A: bright mahogany with a tinge of gold. beautiful steady 1 1/2" thick head.

S: high amplitude: fruity with a tinge of hops, yet there's the richness of a much darker ale as well, with a tinge of roasted malt.

T: much as I expected from the smell: not too much of a surprise, but fantastic anyway. the same balance between pale-hale hoppinees and roasted malt richness is remarkably persistent: it doesn't change as it lingers on the palate.

M: the fizz is a little weak; it goes down a little too easy.

O: juxtaposes a variety of flavors, yet ends up being simple and accessible, and just remarkably pleasant, no matter what your level of sophistication or momentary proclivities may be. beautiful.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a bona-fide pint glass, with a second pour to capture the rest once there was room.

A: Double Bag is a hazy, lazy amber/copper, poured with one finger of beige head that rapidly disappears. The lacing is thick around the rim, at first, but it seems to cling less as this brew warms up.

S: Sweet, tart apple and heady caramel notes are abundant, gradually giving way to a subtler earthiness. Only little dots and blobs of lacing at the end.

T: Sweet and fruity with caramel notes that come to the forefront as it warms, and apple flavor that gives way to less sharp and less specific bouquet of fruity notes.There's a tartness and a minimal bitterness which slide on in at the end. Alcohol warmth and vapors knock on the door when close to room temp.

M: Smooth, a little syrupy and only lightly carbonated. Think I might have enjoyed this with a slightly higher level of carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little flat and boring as it is.

O: Aww, I don't want to leave on a negative note, so I'll say that I like you a lot Long Trail, but I think I'd rather stick with your flagship brew. Double Bag ain't bad, but if I want something on the slightly stronger, slightly sweeter side, I think I'd rather have a Geary's Hampshire Special.

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On tap. Pours a clear deep orange hue with a sticky and creamy bright white head with excellent lacing and head retention.

Full and creamy mouthfeel with very concentrated and well blended flavors. deep complexity, notes of toffee and caramel, a touch of phenolics, some dark fruit, enough floral hop bitterness to make the finish clean and dry. Not a touch of detectable alcohol which is impressive. My standard go to beer at my local watering hole since they have it on tap. Good stuff.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a vibrant, bright, crisp, orange-copper coloring with a bit of filmy head on the pour that disappears almost instantly, leaving behind a ring of film around the edge of the surface. Caramel and toffee aromas richly sweeten the slight toasting on the nose. Flavors are rich and smooth, with a creamy blending of cream and toffee forming the backbone. Toasty, rich overtones, with a sweetness similar to SugarDaddy. The aftertaste is toffee rich, with a crisp, roasted finish. Very tasty brew, and surprisingly easy to drink with the richness of the flavors.

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On tap into a pint glass.

A- good looking bright and clean copper-brown color with a one-finger tan color head. Some bubbles and some lacing.

S-yeasty, bready, and earthy.

T-not too sweet bread maltiness with a bit of fruit in the backround. I was looking for a bit more hop balance.

M- very sturdy, full body. Nice carbonation. Flavors hang on a bit.

O-A good beer that I wish has a little more bite.

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Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,440 ratings.