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Triple Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Triple BagTriple Bag

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BA SCORE
86
very good

314 Ratings
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 14
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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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light fizzy head fades semi quickly with no real lacing, dark murky rosy, maroon brown color.

Nose loaded with darker malts, brown sugar galore, light booze, light nutty malt aromas, hint of booze and esters with touch off fruit, caramel and molasses, then some light earthy herbal bittering hops.

Taste is loaded with darker malts, rich creamy crystal malts, hint of creamy malt, then sweetness with brown sugar, molasses, caramel, candi sugar even, bringing a big booze kick and some esters, then fruit with dark raisin and fig, almost feusel alcohol that starts to burn a little. Bitter hops cut through eventually with a big bittering component and some earthy herbal chewy hops. finish brings more bitter chewy spicy hops that start to get astringent, sticky sweet dark malts and brown sugar molasses combo, and hint of caramel and dark malts lingering as well.

Mouth is a bit heavier bodied, decent carb and a big warming tingly almost feusel booze kick.

Overall not bad, a bit too heavy for its own good, but decent with nice malts and sweeteners, the hops are interesting but a bit much, and sticky syrupy malt flavors a bit too much. Then again as its supposed to be much bigger than double bag I think they pretty much achieved that.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 22:02:58 | More by jlindros
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S-Sweet and richly malty. Caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Some dark fruit. Zero hop presence. Some alcohol.

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Triple Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.