Triple Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Zraly:
4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The last stop in my Long Trail tasting. I rated the Long Trail Ale and Double Bag (on a different night) and now, I taste Triple Bag for the first time.
Pours the color of dark Grade B maple syrup. Rich smell of earth, malt, and a touch of cocoa. A deep inhale reveals a faint smell of cherry juice. One-finger light tan head.
Wow -- some serious malt going on here. Sweet but not cloying. Rich notes of caramel, cocoa, and a touch of booze. It has very subtle bourbon undertone. There is also secondary notes of vanilla, cherries, and bread. Every sip or two reveals a nuance of a chocolate licquer cherry. Earthy, subdued hops kick up momentarily in the finish to help dry things down a bit. Sticky mouthfeel as my palate is coated in malty goodness. Chewy. Ample carbonation keeps this heavyweight on target for easy sipping.
What a monster of an ale -- really rich but creamy smooth. Great night cap for those of us who like malt bombs. Also, this follows nicely after a glass of Double Bag -- a real hard task to follow.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2011 00:55:38 | More by Zraly
More User Reviews:
3.49/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
This bottle definitely has at least a year on it.
A-Pours a slightly murky brown color. This mass of bubbles for a head. Body has some particulate swirling and sinking within it.
S-Sweet and richly malty. Caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Some dark fruit. Zero hop presence. Some alcohol.
T-Even with some age on it, this beer is too hot. It's rather high in alcohol but the booze is not well integrated. All the stuff in the nose is here, without much else to add.
M-A bit syrupy. Hot. Not cloying but it's within reach. Warms the cheeks for sure.
O/D-Nigger is not better. Double Bag was one of my first intros to craft. I still enjoy it somewhat. This one doesn't have the same magic as it's little brother.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2014 00:42:40 | More by VelvetExtract
Triple Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.