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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

320 Ratings
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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 14
Gots: 21 | 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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mctizzz

California

1/5  rDev -73.7%

11-23-2011 16:29:16 | More by mctizzz
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ladilasvegas

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.7%

12-10-2012 22:27:24 | More by ladilasvegas
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jtierney89

New Jersey

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

09-28-2011 00:33:10 | More by jtierney89
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chippo33

Vermont

1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

01-10-2013 08:20:44 | More by chippo33
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -47.4%

02-24-2014 20:22:00 | More by HopStoopid120
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k_clarkie

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

12-16-2013 04:01:46 | More by k_clarkie
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

06-07-2013 23:08:56 | More by DrinkingDrake
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KTCamm

New Jersey

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.

06-09-2013 13:00:44 | More by KTCamm
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

06-03-2012 00:38:55 | More by kylemckinnis
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jayhawk73

Maryland

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.

01-25-2012 21:57:50 | More by jayhawk73
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Kranders

Massachusetts

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.

12-04-2011 03:14:17 | More by Kranders
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Boto

Connecticut

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.

12-10-2008 22:36:43 | More by Boto
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

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.

03-04-2012 10:52:20 | More by facundoCNB
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-01-2012 19:36:52 | More by HopsHopenstein
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morrowd3

Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-30-2013 02:28:53 | More by morrowd3
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amnesia85

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-03-2012 02:45:20 | More by amnesia85
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disemgrowler

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-01-2012 00:52:07 | More by disemgrowler
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barnesrocket

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-18-2012 15:31:11 | More by barnesrocket
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johnhenryconway


3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-14-2011 03:16:45 | More by johnhenryconway
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Wiedemann

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-16-2013 01:26:28 | More by Wiedemann
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-27-2012 03:33:55 | More by whartontallboy
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deanhead

Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-19-2014 19:22:17 | More by deanhead
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-03-2012 20:37:27 | More by muskiesman
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-19-2011 18:15:58 | More by GrindFatherBob
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.19/5  rDev -16.1%

A: Deep ruby-burgundy with a medium sense of effervesce. The topping is thin with a tannish-bronze skim coating that quickly dissipates.

S: The abv% of 9.2 is very well hidden on the nose. Unfortunately so is much of everything else. Toasty cereal grains with dry apple peels and not much aromatically in terms of strength.

T: Flavor of fruity apple-dry caramel and sweet toasted grains. Dry touch of alcohol is more evident especially upon warming. Lingering dry apple alcohol notes and dry cinnamon.

M: Malty and lush mouthful, thick and viscose with a quiet demeanor of carbonation.

O: Overall the booziness takes over at times and becomes distracting. Im not one to shy away from big boozy beers, only when they inhibit most of the flavor aspects and complexity. Drinkability is limited average excitiment, meh. To be fair im a huge fan of their double bag which i believe rated b+ and really enjoyed and think it is a much better tuned beer in terms of balance and malt profile. bigger isnt always bigger in this case.

01-17-2013 23:28:14 | More by beerthulhu
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Triple Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.