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Triple Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

309 Ratings
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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 13
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Triple Bag is brewed in a small batch from single infusion that uses only the first runnings of the mash. The result is a brew made from only the purest part of the grains, providing a uniquely rich and dense flavor, with an aroma reminiscent of the finest dessert wines. This brew is naturally carbonated and is an example of brewing purity that is rarely experienced by those other than brewers themselves.

53 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-05-2008)
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the Cambridge House Brewpub in Granby, Conn.

A: Poured a ruddy copper amber color with reddish highlights and a thin veil of ivory foam. The head retention was nonexistent and I was left with a small glass filled with just the viscous, rusty solution.

S: Smells a tad boozy, with hints of toffee, caramel and candied fuits. A certain herbal, grassy hop aroma comes with the zesty grain and bourbon accents.

T: A very potent blend of lightly sweet toffee and caramel malts. The grapefruit and pine tastes of the hops are noticeable, and made more powerful with a clear level of ethyl alcohol. Some light citrus and berry fruit flavors come through the woody, smoked and hoppy contents. It's all over the map and a little tough to palate.

M: Mouthfeel is full bodied and high viscosity. A definite sipper and probably one which should have been had without food.

D: As stated, Triple Bag is a real sipper, and probably a brew which could stand to age and mature some of the thick, alcohol and wild fruit ester flavors. Not a terrible beer, and one with potential, but not something that's good to go as is or could be universally adaptable to certain foods.

A strong ale indeed, and I'd be willing to revisit it. I think the flavors were still pretty raw, but liquor drinkers would probably relish in the wooded, smokey nut and fruit flavors of this strong, sweet concoction. Worth a try, but keep your expectations in check.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2008 04:02:31 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Triple Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.