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Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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very good

1,398 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,398
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 62
Gots: 135 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JohnW58, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was a nice reddish-brown hued beauty with not much head, which I attribute to my pouring.

The aroma was of sweet malt, light aromatic hops, and a definite apple fruitiness. Quite surprising and appealing. It begged to be tasted.

The taste was quite different. There was a lovely bitter hop foretaste, followed by some fruitiness reminiscent of bananas, underlying malt, and a long bitter aftertaste. Very good, indeed.

This is one of the best altbiers I have had in a long time.

connecticutpoet, Jun 30, 2004
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Rickstar, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a sixer of this in a trade with YonderWanderer.

Pours with an off-white one finger head. Head fades quickly with minimal lacing in the glass. Clear orange-amber in the glass. Malty nose - no noticeable hop aroma - as is typical with this style.

Malt in the forefront with a bitter, dry finish. Good mouthfeel - leaves a pleasant aftertaste on the tongue. Goes down easy for for a 7% beer. I am looking forward to drinking the rest of this sixpack.

desertbronze, Apr 27, 2008
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

scottbrew4u, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JamieDuncan, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

codon2004, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 oz. bottle
nice copper brown color with an initially substancial head that dwindled but stuck around in a thin layer. some patchy lacing. yeast and floral smells over malt and hops - quite interesting. maybe a little whiff of butter in there too. tasted sweet malt at first before a quick hit of pleasant spiciness before all is overwhelmed by estery hops bitterness. this brew has solid complexity in its shift of flavor as it progresses along the palate and a good, long, bitter malt finish with some citrusy notes to kick it off. felt smooth yet medium-bodied in the mouth. abv just apparent enough without being entirely masked or distracting. a solid, strong, and warming brew that is a pleasure to drink.

villainchiwwin, Jul 08, 2005
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

DrewGingras, Nov 11, 2013
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AnitaBrewski, Feb 12, 2013
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TPower, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

shockrocker65, Feb 07, 2012
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Ken_P, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

CSeavey64, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

nathanjohnson, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Mattyb79, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Dizbro21, Nov 30, 2011
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ale207, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Soxfan45, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jeff1973, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper hue with a white head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass leaving a great trail and solid lace.

S: Very aromatic flora and hoppy scents.

T: Malty biscuit flavor with a decent hop background.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Solid brew – well-built and well balanced.

ckollias, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Owl-Head, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Elfastball7, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ROGUE16, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jlogan7, Nov 19, 2011
Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,398 ratings.