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Double Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,227 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,227
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 51
Gots: 72 | 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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3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a moderate haze and a strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. Attractive.

Smell: big, sweet malt with a strong caramel character and some earthy undertones. It appeals to me, and is quite stylistically appropriate.

Taste: sweet, very caramelly malt with earthy and slightly citrusy hops. Bitterness is pretty heavy for the style, but the beer is pretty balanced. Not bad.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation, although the texture is not as smooth or creamy as I would have expected for a beer with this sweetness. Decent.

Overall: this is a tasty beer, but it's a bit sweet and bitter for me for the style. Not exactly a session ale.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Amber, little to no head effect.

Smell: Not particularly strong. I can smell malts, and almost a medicinal smell.

Taste: The first thing I thought when I tasted this was: "I need cheese!" This beer roared at me, basically demanding some kind of cut, blocked cheese. Anyway, this is weirdly sweet and bitter at the the same time. Can taste a solid balance of hops and malts, and then an astringent after taste. I actually like this, and I'm kind of surprised. Probably not something I'd drink all the time though.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, but slightly almost... syrupy at the end? Light carbonation.

This is an interesting beer, and I might pick some more up sometime.

Serving type: bottle

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

Wow

You know how you see something on a shelf several times and you've already made up your mind on how it tastes? Yeah? You should be ashamed of yourself..

as I am me.

This brew has been long recomended to me and for some reason I had made up my mind it would be some sort of participant of the pissing contest that goes on with brewers that try to hop the bejesus out of their product... but alas,, so wrong.

Poured beautifully.. Tight bubbles. head hung around and laced up like a pair of Chuck Taylors..

The nose was straight Ike Taylor.. It struck me extremely hard but had me hooked and jonesin for more.. It was honey all the way, really beautiful but a bit one dimensional..

Taste was way up my alley.. Full bodied, on the sweet side and extremely drinkable..

Great beer overall.. I will def be enjoying again soon..

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Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,227 ratings.