Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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very good

1,440 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,440
Reviews: 537
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 65
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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pure copper, with a moderate yet dense off-white head that dissipates in 1-2 minutes with minimal lacing. Nose is of grain and malts with just a hint of lemon/ orange peel. Taste is of burnt caramel, cherry, and moderate hoppiness.Mouth feel is very good, full and creamy. Finish is a somewhat dry hoppy one, with a light lingering bitterness on the palate. All in all a well crafted beer that drinks quite smoothly after the palate adjusts about half way through the first one!

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored with slow rising bubbles - must be pretty thick. Large white head that left multiple lace rings.

Very pungent sweet caramel and citrus hop.

Tastes like an agressive, sweet fruitcake. Heavy sweet caramel with lots of fruit (peaches and plums mainly) and citrus hops. Mild alcoholic giddiness is the only indication of a 7.2% abv..

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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