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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Photo of AlexErez
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of IBUBrew
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LarryV
2.95/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've tried to like this beer, but despite my best efforts to delve into it's mystique I just find it a very boring beer. Primary character is malty, but I wouldn't call it a malt bomb. Kind of like an androgynous beer that's not quite sure what it wants to be. It's not offensive at all, nor is it exciting. One or two and I've had enough.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of deeman13
3.16/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Apellonious
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. A clear ruby orange with a thin layer of head that dissapates to a thin lace quickly. Toasted grains, caramel malts on the nose and in the taste. Some orange/honey/tea thing happening. The carbonation is medium low, the heft is medium, goes down fast. A good change of pace.

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Photo of let8it8grow
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyNole
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walleybeer
4.88/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dmecca
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clipper13
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a flute glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Transparent Amber with medium bubbles on the body and an off-white head rising just about a surprisingly two finger's length.

Smell: Light yeast and smooth malts, resembles an IPA as far as scent.

Taste: Light malts a bit sweet. A touch sour which feels a bit like a lemon was squeezed in the brew.

Mouth: Medoum carbonation, lightly sticky.

Overall: Good brew especially considering the price I got it for. Breadth feel at the end which definitely complimented the prosciutto I just inhaled.

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Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of electrobop
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AndrewKiser
4.81/5  rDev +23.3%
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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Photo of bdiiorio
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle brought back from New York City last year. It pours a hazy dark amber colour with a off-white head that leaves lacings. Aromas of roasted malt, orange, caramel & honey. Tastes of roasted malt, orange, caramel, honey, Aftertaste has crisp hops in the middle ending crisp with a lingering sweetness. Light in body with average carbonation.

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Photo of riderwbd
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skipple
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi clear and semi hazy copper/amber color. A fingernail length bubbly head dissapates to a frothy film that retains quite well and leaves a significant amount of lacing on the side of the glass.
The aroma consists mainly of toffee, caramel and biscuity malt. The aroma is closely aligned with the taste. Although this is a malt forward beer, there is a modest floral hops profile that balances it out.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth. It is silky and creamy, particularly in the finish.
I must confess I do not know much about the altbier style, however, I will say that this one is pleasant and flavorful, and, pairs well with a meal. I would have again.

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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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