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Triple Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Triple Bag
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85
very good

367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 19
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-05-2008

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
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Ratings: 367 | Reviews: 119
Photo of skaboom420
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From steel growler, pours a light golden color with excellent clarity. White head leaves a little lace. Ariana of leafy, herbal hops and a touch of stewed veggies. No real hint of alcohol.

Flavor is bright and hoppy, some citrus and pine mainly. Bitterness and pale malts and really no hint of alcohol flavor. Deceptive. Good stuff.

Photo of Jason
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Oh boy, we've got a big one here. Bright tawny hue, topped with a tiny bubbled lacing. Floral alcohol, biscuity malt, & mild fruitiness in the nose. Creamy, smooth, almost cordial-like. Boozy but not hot, biscuity malt from start to finish. This is a massive brew, easy to sip but the alcohol gives a kick to the palate letting me know I should be taking my time. Beer geek delight with this one.

Photo of squack
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stidge77
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bustersuess
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobertColianni
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Legend_of_Troybrau
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A:) Pours a translucent amber with a quarter inch head with no sediment (into 12oz pint glass)
S:) rich, vinous, caramel, barley-wine tartness and alcohol... Soft on the nose, but hints at potency. Peanut brittle?
T:) Surprisingly smooth, though a bitterness in the middle of the palate picks up, with touches of caramel and brandy jumping around. It has a light biscuity finish with tartness coming off the lingering carbonation. It has the flavor of danger.
M:) Light in body, no, but subtle as its components come into play, with lingering abv on the tongue and a sense that often accompanies the darkest of quads.... Beers with names like palate wrecker don't necessarily have to be ipas.
O:) Heavy and loaded... this may be the perfect brandy drinker's beer.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndyHit48
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of d_brommer_nh
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Svendozen
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's good, but I think the Double Bag is much more flavorful and interesting.

Photo of brother_rebus
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy russet brown tinge. Light creme colored head. A bit o lacing. Malty sweet nose. Mild hop taste and carbonation profile on the front of the tongue. Malty sweet tones of caramelized fruit on the middle of the tongue. Slightly boozy afterbreath over the rear of the pallet. Overall well disguised 11%ABV.

Photo of HamdenHector
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: crystal clear; deep amber colored; 1 finger khaki head that receded quickly to a thin uneven cap; nice lacing;

S: toffee; alcohol is noticeable;

T: toffee, dark fruit, caramel, and brown sugar; alcohol becomes noticeable before mid-palate; just a touch of bitterness at the end; as it warms, fig and vanilla become very evident;

M: medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation;

O: really well done; the high ABV is noticeable, bit it matches the flavor and aroma nicely;

Photo of M_chav
3.07/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of OrangeMen
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Pours a deep amber, beautiful reddish hues, glistens in the glass. Half finger thick slight off-white head, frothy and bubbly. Excellent lacing on sides of glass.
Aroma- Toasted malts, sugary sweet, slight smokiness but a real nice honey sweet quality. Brighter fruits, some cherries, apples, pears. Molasses, brown sugar, slight alcohol traces.
Taste- Sweet and toasty, sugary malts. Brown sugar, slight molasses, and syrup. Bright fruits fermenting, apples, cherries, berries. Bitterness on back end, slight hops, darker fruits.
Feel- Full bodied, thick and syrupy. Lower carbonation, but fine for style.
Overall- Intense and bold in flavor. Toasty sweet malts blend favorably with fruity sweet finish. Brighter fruits taste as if they have been soaked in alcohol, potent alcohol presence, but not off-putting. A sweet beer, but not out of balance.

Photo of Dizzy242
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Will_cigars-n-brews
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grahuba
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.84/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear dark-ish brown, with a a small half inch head, and a little bit of webby lacing.

Smells like bitter, burnt wood and bitter hops, and some burnt bread.

This has a sort of unpleasant burnt bitter taste to it that I just can't get over. It's bitter, with not a whole lot of malt complexity. I'd expect a bit more malt complexity for an altbier of 11% ABV (which honestly means it's not honestly an altbier anymore). There's some burnt wood, and burnt bread flavor, with basically no sweetness.

This has a thick body, with a perplexing mouthfeel- it's both syrupy and dry at the same time. It's hard to drink a lot of this, because the bitterness is long-lasting and unpleasant.

As you can tell, I really did not enjoy this one.

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mklas
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Triple Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.