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Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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very good

1,405 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,405
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 62
Gots: 136 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

You all sound like a bunch of pinkys up hoity toities...I love this beer and think it kinda feels like milk in my mouth

drnknthwds, Thursday at 04:56 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far the CLASS of the Long Trail Lineup! This beer has a rich amber color, and a pretty good head. It smells sweet and malty. The taste is malty, sweet, and there is a hint of hops with a citrus tinge in there somewhere, strangely enough. It's smooth mouthfeel can lead you to keep drinking..Beware! The strong ABV is hidden well in this intense flavour experience. Bravo Long Trail!

TwinSox33, May 06, 2008
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dwyerol, Jun 16, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Double Bag was served from a 12 oz. bottle with a label illustrating a healthy pair of bags. In a pint glass, the beer was a beautifully rich red-orange color, and was topped by an ample, fine white head. The nose was rich and enticing, with a lightly roasty oatmeal cookyish maltiness and an excellent citric-vague banana fruity edge as a counter point. The taste was also rich and very well-developed, with a lightly astringent/roasty chewy malt profile that released some oatmeal-raisin cookie-banana and limey citirc flavors in the transition to the tasty, chewy (though still slightly astringent) malty, moderately bittered, light citric-fruity finish. I simply loved the flavors and flow this brew had to offer. To top it off, the body was perfectly bodied (med-full) with just the right amount of lively carbonation. It drank quite well too, even for a stronger beer. Double Bag is a top-notch brew!

HiroProtagonist, Sep 12, 2004
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4.68/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! This beer was more than I expected, I think that "Long Trail" put's out decent product, usually a 7 out of 10 across the board, this was better!

I got a nice half inch head, dicipated after a few and left nice lace behind, I smelled the alcohol mostly at first sniff, the taste has a nice bite, buiscuity malt, then an almost intense alchohol bite that finishes with a fruity hop finish. The after taste is pleasent, with a "milky" mouth feel.

I really enjoyed this .


mattyblazer, Dec 13, 2008
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4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Rich and complex ale. A hint of alcohol on the nose first lets you know what you're in for but a grainy malt sweetness balances it off nicely. Extremely drinkable for its strength.

pbrian, Dec 06, 2001
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4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours Light amber with a small head.

Smell is malty and sweet, with maple syrup and apricot notes.

Taste is freakin awesome. Nicely balanced and damned smooth. Slightly tart on the swallow

Mouthfeel is a little bubbly.

Outstanding drinkability, By far the most drinkable brew at this ABV.

Just a great beer that is hard to point out individual details, but is just an excellent beverage that always leaves me smiling and satisfied.

Drufus, Dec 20, 2008
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4.63/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a deep whiskey shade of brown with not that much head at all.

Smell: I'm not picking up much aroma with this. Just a faint hint of malt and bready yeast but that's it.

Taste: Wow. This beer is all about balance. A perfect ying of malty sweetness and yang of hop bitterness. Nothing stands out above the other. Perfect.

Mouth-feel: Smooth on the palate--nicely carbonated.

Overall: This beer is stunning. I'm currently doing a road trip thru the North East and turning it into a beercation. So now my big dilemma is: Should I continue sampling other NE brews, or should I head back to Sam the Beer Man in Binghamton and Buy a shit-load more Double Bag Longtrail? Oh how I suffer.

godlessape, Aug 08, 2011
Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,405 ratings.