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Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,282 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,282
Reviews: 524
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 55
Gots: 98 | 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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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-22-2013 23:10:55 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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Shatter

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-21-2013 01:54:03 | More by Shatter
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BGsWo22

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

03-20-2013 23:22:46 | More by BGsWo22
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Duesler

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-19-2013 02:34:47 | More by Duesler
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-16-2013 02:57:26 | More by GennyCreamAle
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JohnW58

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-16-2013 02:13:06 | More by JohnW58
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice amber color, minimal head with nearly no lacing.
S - Big time sweet malts, breads and an underlying fruitiness to it that rings of a belgian quality, a small hint of alcohol.
T - Big full sweet malt, a medium and welcomed hop bite, mildly bitter, a few spices as well. Interesting and moderately complex.
M - Thin, and a bit of a dark bitterness hangs on, nothing super.
O - Actually a pretty good offering from Long Trail, I'm not really familiar with this style, but its not what I expected, but it does have a nice complexity in taste that is good and refreshing. Would really like to get this on tap.

03-14-2013 03:15:13 | More by Omnium
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-13-2013 23:03:43 | More by Kevincredible
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v161

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-12-2013 17:00:58 | More by v161
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JoninVT

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-10-2013 23:17:00 | More by JoninVT
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-08-2013 16:21:00 | More by JuliusCaesar
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mckowned

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-08-2013 01:52:44 | More by mckowned
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croning

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-07-2013 19:44:13 | More by croning
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SaintClock

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

03-07-2013 14:06:24 | More by SaintClock
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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-07-2013 01:27:37 | More by ferrettman687
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.2/5  rDev +8%

On tap at The Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

Pours a clear dark amber, with a small half inch head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.

Smells strongly of caramel and toffee- great malts here.

The taste is similar. Slightly hoppy flavor- grassy and slightly piney, with a warm rich malt flavor. The bitterness from the hops keeps the malt flavor from being too sweet, which is nice. Like drinking a big toasty piece of bread, really.

Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, the alcohol is not present, which is awesome.

Long Trail's altbier is a great beer- not quite a traditional version, but still quite tasty nonetheless. It is better on tap than in the bottle.

03-06-2013 01:25:49 | More by GreesyFizeek
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

2.35/5  rDev -39.6%

12oz into a snifter.
Pours a caramel/amber color with an almost non-existent head which disappears instantly to leave a thin topping. Smells caramel, some cereals, little earthy notes, slightly herbal at the back. Flavors are very mild and clean. Similar to the nose and, in my opinion, not so enjoyable. Moderate carbonation with low bitterness. I didn't like this one. Wonder if it's a bad bottle or I just don't like the style...

03-04-2013 20:28:57 | More by duracell
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nzerbe

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-03-2013 20:38:46 | More by nzerbe
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

03-02-2013 22:44:42 | More by ummswimmin
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h4ger

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-02-2013 02:13:32 | More by h4ger
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fitz284

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-01-2013 04:11:39 | More by fitz284
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -1%

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance
Golden amber with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Great clarity and low carbonation.

Nose
Sweet apple cider, breads and caramel.

Taste
Very sweet apple cider-like flavors. Carnival drizzled candy apples, buttered biscuits and sweet breads. Touches of brown sugar and a subtle earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, clean and smooth.

Overall
Sweet and biscuity. Incredibly easy drinking and smooth for 7.2%. Always a fan of the Double Bag.

02-27-2013 21:44:36 | More by justintcoons
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%

A: Rich copper, very clear.

S: Very malty and fruity, almost Belgian.

T: Not especially "strong" in anything other than ABV. Deceptive.

M: Light, sweet, malty.

O: Hands down--by far--Long Trail's best year-round, probably all together. Not to mention the fact that, at just a dollar more than any other LT 6-pack, it is a steal here in Long Trail's home state. One of my choice, go-to VT sixers under $10.

02-26-2013 01:42:51 | More by BTVflatlander
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Lambocalrisien

New York

3/5  rDev -22.9%

02-26-2013 01:06:35 | More by Lambocalrisien
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-25-2013 17:38:37 | More by goldenM13
Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,282 ratings.