Double Bag | Long Trail Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,701 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:
1,701
Reviews:
574
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.05%
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
347
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,701 |  Reviews: 574
Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daliandragon
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have personally consumed many four packs of tall boy cans of this so I'm somewhat shocked I never actually reviewed it. Pours a medium amber with red highlights and little head. Nose is caramel malt and dark fruits. Very sugary sweet smelling .
Deep burnt malt flavors with caramel and sweet fruits. Some late bitterness gives a touch of balance but this is what you thought it was. Texture is thick and keeps the booze from taking over. Different and worth a try if you've not yet sampled one.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hockeypuck
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of isles1wars
3.11/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nater919
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zshaft
3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrenaline
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KristenV85
4.8/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I really like this beer. Very malty. I like malty. And, at 7.2% it doesn't taste watery.

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Photo of ajdemma
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whiterapid
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stephan16
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This “double altbier” pours a fairly dark reddish brown color with a thick creamy white head. The smell is yeasty and malty with some grain and faintly sweet notes. There is also a hint of alcohol in the scent. The flavor is much the same with some standard yeast as well as biscuit and caramel malt flavors dominating in the initial flavor with a hint of alcohol. There is some bitter piney hoppiness in the finish also, however. The finish is semi-dry and very creamy. The body is medium, but a little lighter than I would have guessed. This is definitely a nice homage to this traditional German style. The flavors are simple, but pretty on point. It is a great addition to the Long Trail roster.

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Photo of BigSmooth12
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sourlinus
2.6/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thoglund
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Guppy314
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, pours a deep amber color with a very thin head. Aroma is almost nonexistent with slight hops & yeast tones. With mild malt and hops flavors (without collateral weirdness) it comes off as a well balanced and totally drinkable beer. But, yes, it's not super stand-out special.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.06/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of speedvagen
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NotoriousBAC
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of skierson1
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,701 ratings.
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