Double Bag | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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3.87/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
longtrail.com

Style: German Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This malty, full-bodied double alt is also known as “Stickebier” – German slang for “secret brew”. Long Trail Double Bag was originally offered only in our brewery taproom as a special treat to our visitors. With an alcohol content of 7.2%, please indulge in moderation. The Long Trail Brewing Company is proud to have Double Bag named Malt Advocate’s “Beer of the Year” in 2001. Malt Advocate is a national magazine devoted to “expanding the boundaries of fine drinks”. Their panel of judges likes to keep things simple, and therefore of thousands of eligible competitors they award only two categories: “Imported” and “Domestic”. It is a great honor to receive this recognition.

33 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-08-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,933
Reviews:
587
Ratings:
1,742
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
375
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,742 |  Reviews: 587
Photo of biointen
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PMakowski
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - dark amber color, only a medium foam head and some glass lacing
Smell - Malt. It dominates the nose. A hint of hops and believe it or not some toffee. Decent aroma.
Taste - First thought is this is a very rich beer, not one to chug. Fairly sweet caramel with the malts and full bodied. Low-medium carbonation. It's hard to describe the taste other than "malty" cause the malt is the main ingredient. If you were forcing it you could pick up vanilla, chocolate, coffee notes. There is maybe a slight hop bitterness but this isn't a hoppy beer. This is more of a dessert beer than a party beer. Can't taste any alcohol which makes it smooth sailing.

Overall, excellent product. Very pleasurable. I really liked the malty beer for what it was.. not all beers need to be extremely flavored. I would certainly buy it again. I give this beer an A

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Photo of Samlover55
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into Nonic Pint
BB sometime in 2017 (would love to try fresh but was amazing so here is review)
Light brown with thin off-white head
Licorice, fruity toffee
Sweet caramel, fruity chewing gum, spicy
Smooth and crisp with a tinge of alcohol, dry finish
Overall im shocked by how good this is, so complex and refreshing

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Photo of mcthfg
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MoreBeer4me
3.29/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Well its not great. Doesn't taste too bad although on the blah side, as if someone just threw this beer together. Needs carbonation badly and the lack of this kills whatever the beer could be. Would not buy this again.

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Photo of Dawon
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chiefz1
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dchansen54
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsteez
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Malty, slight pepper, toasty caramel throughout. A thin head with no lace. Maybe some figs, dates, and a touch of some unidentifiable fruit. Low bitterness, slightly dry, but not too much. A slightly off brown/copper color. Sweet with some cinnamon and spice. Low carbonation; Did I mention malt? A damn malt bomb! Full-bodied and boozy. Seems like a good beer for a crisp fall or winter evening. I prefer a lighter alt, but this one is worth trying at least once.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tweezerjam
3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A desert beer for sure.

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Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank from 22oz bottle in a pint glass in March 2018.

Appearance: Dark amber with a moderate & creamy tan/brown head. Head left only a little lacing on the glass.

Smell: Balanced aroma of caramel, nutmeg, toasted malts, and a little cocoa as well, but overall the caramel and nutmeg dominate the others. I do not get much hops aroma.

Taste: There is a balance between the caramel, roasted malts, and some bitterness from hops. There is a sweetness, with just a little hoppy bitterness bitterness adding some complexity.

Mouth-feel: Medium alcohol, but with a very smooth and creamy body.

This is a nice, malty ale that has a variety of flavors that adds some complexity to the beer. This is a medium-bodied brown ale, which is very smooth and enjoyable to drink. I would definitely buy this again.

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Photo of Manthon
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bdel34
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of billohno
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheRedEagle
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty beer. I started drinking it while making my dinner and the next thing I know I'm sitting on my ass feeling really nice! Overall a very tasty beer, but I don't think I would get a case of just this beer. It definitely belongs in a variety pack (for me at least).

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.29/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L: Clear amber with a small off white head that dissipates to a thin film. Little to no lacing is left behind.

S: Cooked sweet red apples and pears, caramel, toasted brown bread, hay.

T: Cooked apple and pear, brown sugar, caramel, slight cherry, toasted brown bread, and a touch of grass. Very sweet.

F: Medium-bodied, moderately carbonated. Slick with residual sugars.

O: A decent enough beer for what it is. Not something I really care for, though.

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Photo of ryanm3850
4.8/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gary01453
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Velivolus
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyHatz
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big fan, one of my favorite LT brews.

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Photo of Prue
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,742 ratings