Double Bag | Long Trail Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,693 Ratings
Double BagDouble Bag
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
1,693
Reviews:
572
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.05%
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
347
For Trade:
1
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A favorite. Love the malty richness; but has a bit of a kick. Deceptively smooth.

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4.82/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours a light brown with a quarter inch head with some lacing. smell is bubble gum, caramel, and fruity. taste toasted malt, and sweet caramel. mouthfeel medium, but not cloying or syrupy with a nice hop balance finish and no after taste. look for long trail double bag you will not go wrong.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Actually one of the closest American Alts I've had to actual Altstadt Altbier I had back in the 80's in central Germany. Very smooth and great taste both warm and cold

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Woo-hoo! This is one hell of a beer. A big-ass alt (or double alt as the label says).
Pours a nice brownish amber with a slightly off-white head that lasts.
Hits the nostrils with some sweet malt and floral hoppiness. Faint chocolate appears in both the smell and the taste.
Maltiness is two pronged. First being somewhat dry and bready, underlying this is a faint toffee flavor. This is all snapped by some prevalent juicy hops.
Feels very nice, drinks incredible. I could drink this until every last brain cell died...which may not take too long. Just delicious.
Hell yeah, Venom. You sent another winner. Thanks so much for including two!

After roughly 2yrs, this has gained incredible additional character. Nearly pumpkin-pie-esque with its spicing with ginger and cinnamon notes. Huge caramelly pears and apples. Dry cedar wood closure. Overall rating stays the same, but this beer sure hasn't. Just a fantastic brew, young or aged. This is an absolute favorite of mine.

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Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,693 ratings.
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