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Triple Bag - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 16
Gots: 22 | 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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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.

Mikecap, Jul 08, 2013
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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.

mttaylor1066, Jun 18, 2013
Triple Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.