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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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89
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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
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4.71/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle (BOD 11/25/14) poured into a Long Trail 25th Anniversary Spiegelau tulip glass

A- Pours somewhere between a deep mahogany and ruby red color. Due to it being bottle conditioned, some (minuscule) particulate floats about...but does result in a 'hazy' appearance like an unfiltered ale or wheat beer. (4.75)

S- Although the aroma is similar to a Scottish Wee Heavy (sans smoked malt), this is very much its own animal (reference intended). Rich and divine: Caramel, Honey, Candied Fruits (think Dole Mixed Fruit Cup in Light Syrup), Apples, Bubblegum, and Vanilla. Absolutely no alcohol in the aroma. (4.75)

T- Much like the aroma, Caramel, Honey, Candied Fruits, Bubblegum and Apples. The palate is left with a spicy, cinnamon-like dryness which reduces the time all those sweet malty/fruity flavors are left to linger on the tongue. The balance of malt and hop are quite reminiscent of a hoppy, American Strong Ale (a la Brown Shugga' or Lukcy Basartd). (4.5)

M- The drinkability is outrageous considering the hefty 11% ABV. Although the body is substantial, it is far from being thick and viscous. A lively carbonation adds to making this one dangerous beer if you are not careful. (4.75)

O- I have waited patiently for this 'Imperial German Altbier' to (finally) make return after its first release in bottles back in 2011...and it was well worth the wait. Although similar in format to Otter Creek's 20th Anniversary Ale (another 'Imperial German Altbier' brewed back in 2011), Triple Bag is superior with regards to its pleasant body, non-cloying flavor profile and lack of alcohol presence in the nose, taste and feel. I really hope Long Trail keeps up the momentum with their bigger beers with Triple Bag staying in more regular rotation. (4.75)

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3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paid $3.99 at Cheese Traders for a single 12 oz bottle that was about 13 months old (11% ABV - 65 IBUs). Poured into a large tulip. Beer is a clear, slightly dark, reddish copper color with a finger of off-white head that lingers and leaves beautiful tracing. Aroma is of caramel, molasses, slight citrus and some dried fruit or candy. Taste is slightly boozy but has nice notes of malt, caramel, molasses and is balanced nicely with a bitter finish and lingering booze. Mouth feel is nice...full bodied, slightly slick, with ample carbonation. Overall, I liked this beer. I haven't had Double Bag so can't compare them, but this was an enjoyable beer for a winter evening.

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

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3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I did like this beer, at 11% ABV you could taste the alcohol.. I would not drink this everyday. But if you can find some pick it up (a single) and it's well worth chocking it up to the lift of beers tried :) IMO it's boozy. But at 11% it to be expected.

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