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Triple Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

323 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 14
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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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1/5  rDev -73.7%

mctizzz, Nov 23, 2011
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1/5  rDev -73.7%

ladilasvegas, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
1.65/5  rDev -56.6%

I was expecting a little more from this, tastes like other triples. Has a dark orange color with almost no head, smells of raisins. Tastes like a barley wine, grapes and raisin with a lingering sweetness. Little carbonation and medium bodied, slightly warming from the high alcohol content. Drinks rather easy though.

Don't let the score I gave fool you, it was good, but I just can't see myself having more than one at a time

jtierney89, Sep 28, 2011
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1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

chippo33, Jan 10, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

HopStoopid120, Feb 24, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

k_clarkie, Dec 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

DrinkingDrake, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours dark brown, very little foam. Nutty. Candi sugar nose. Sweet. Syrup too. Strong astringent taste, puckering. Really boozy. Woody. Harsh aftertaste. Thick mouthfeel. Hearty.

Yuck. Frankly, quite hard to drink. And high ABV kicks you around for your trouble. Not my thing.

KTCamm, Jun 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

kylemckinnis, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of jayhawk73
2.83/5  rDev -25.5%

Pours a dark brown with a thin, patchy cocoa head. Minimal lacing on the side of my snifter glass. The smell seems a little watered down for the style. Cinnamon, nutmeg, spice, alcohol, and malt. Very sweet smelling, and not enough meat in the smell. Taste is the same. Just not a lot happening compared to the best in style. The taste is very nutty, and almost tastes like a spiked iced tea. Hmmm.. Feel is medium, with below average carbonation and a alcohol heat aftertaste. The whole beer just seems a little 'off'. Overall, this is a fairly mediocre example of the style... I'll probably not look for this again. Cheers.

jayhawk73, Jan 25, 2012
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2.83/5  rDev -25.5%

Poured a nice deep amber, just a bit to opaque to see anything through the beer. Slightly rich and sweet aroma. Things change in the taste. All I get is malt, and almost sickeningly sweet malt at that, which finishes with a slightly bitter-sweet note. The whole beer lasts a lot longer on the tongue than you'd expect.

Kranders, Dec 04, 2011
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2.83/5  rDev -25.5%

Draught: This one pours a somewhat ruby tinged mahogany. There was almost no head and lacing. I was not quite sure what to make of the aroma. There was a sweetness to it, but it lacked any kind of caramel, toffee of fruits that you might expect with a beer like this. It smelled a bit astringent. There was not a lot of sweetness to the taste. In fact, it had a very dry finish. A bit of alcohol to the taste, maybe some fruits and caramel, maybe a bit woody. I do not think I will be drinking this one again. It just was not that good.

Boto, Dec 10, 2008
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2.95/5  rDev -22.4%

A - poured a clear deep red/brown, no head, slight rim of bubbles around edges

S - malts, smells of grapes

T - tastes slightly boozy, a bit fruity (plum/grapes), malty

M - a very dry ale. slightly tart, smooth feeling on the roof

O - i had heard good things of double bag so i didn't think twice when i saw triple bag for growler fills. i'm a bit disappointed honestly. the abv% is quite honestly the only reason i could understand drinking this one. there's not much there in flavors, smell, or even the pour. maybe this is better with aging. i would probably pick up a bottle to store for year or so, but never again in growler/tap.

facundoCNB, Mar 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

HopsHopenstein, Jan 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

pfhanlon, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

morrowd3, Jun 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

amnesia85, Apr 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

disemgrowler, Mar 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

barnesrocket, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

johnhenryconway, Dec 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Wiedemann, Apr 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

whartontallboy, Jan 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

deanhead, Mar 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

muskiesman, Feb 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 19, 2011
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Triple Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.