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Triple Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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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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Ratings: 314 | Reviews: 107 | Display Reviews Only:
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-12-2013 19:50:35 | More by doremite
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-09-2013 01:52:43 | More by jlogan7
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 12 oz pour into a tulip. Pours a deep, dark brown with very little whitish head which fades relatively quickly.

Smell: Very sweet, perhaps surprisingly so. I get hints of molasses, dark fruit, and some hints of alcohol, similar to a port wine. Not the most appealing scent for this type of brew.

Taste: Sweetness comes through with brown sugar, raisins, and an abundance of caramel malt. There is some alcohol in the aftertaste for sure.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with medium carbonation and a bit of stickiness to it. A decent sipper and the 9.2% is certainly noticeable.

Overall: Eh, this was just okay to me and certainly not something I'll rush out to try again. I haven't had too many altbiers, but I certainly prefer the Double Bag to the Triple Bag.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2013 15:04:14 | More by Mikecap
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Soxfan45

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-07-2013 23:28:44 | More by Soxfan45
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JTomczak

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

07-07-2013 04:48:45 | More by JTomczak
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nyyfanatic213

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

07-03-2013 18:40:48 | More by nyyfanatic213
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morrowd3

Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-30-2013 02:28:53 | More by morrowd3
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-27-2013 01:41:42 | More by jfcaa193
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mttaylor1066

Connecticut

3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This Long Trail "altbier" does not deliver on the palate.

I'll skip most of the descriptives and get down to the basics. This ale just does not deliver the taste of many altbiers you can purchase today. It has a great mouthfeel, a pleasant appearance but has a bite to it that is not attractive in combination with its malt backing.

Perhaps it would be a good "food" beer. Maybe some sweet sausages or braunschweiger would balance out the edges of this ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 21:16:59 | More by mttaylor1066
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-12-2013 12:18:57 | More by mklisz
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Bassman2019

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-11-2013 20:08:44 | More by Bassman2019
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KTCamm

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-06-2013 20:22:17 | More by bilhelm
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seplo

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-21-2013 01:44:19 | More by seplo
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LeahM

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-19-2013 04:03:22 | More by LeahM
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thampel09

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +31.6%

05-17-2013 17:14:53 | More by thampel09
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hphilip456

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-17-2013 01:23:24 | More by hphilip456
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tnbeatty

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-17-2013 00:58:31 | More by tnbeatty
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JaymeAyotte1

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-08-2013 03:25:39 | More by JaymeAyotte1
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-08-2013 00:15:26 | More by blknikon
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oldedog

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-07-2013 00:29:22 | More by oldedog
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Mullen2525

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-26-2013 15:14:18 | More by Mullen2525
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-22-2013 03:03:09 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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ksimons

New York

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-a slightly hazy dark amber with a thing layer of white head that quickly disappears to leave a bit of lace

S-Smell is very sweet and a little boozy. Rum soaked raisins, caramel, light chocolate and brown sugar.

T-the taste is not as sweet as the smell would suggest. Caramel malt, grapes, raisins, and bitter hops

M-medium body, medium carbonation, and a slightly syrupy sweet finish

Overall a touch boozier and sweeter than Double Bag, but I think I like Triple Bag better

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 20:56:07 | More by ksimons
Triple Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.