Double Bag | Long Trail Brewing Co.

very good
1,702 Ratings
Double BagDouble Bag

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

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Deep amber copper with a small white head.

S - Biscuit malts, caramel, light banana notes.

T - Very bready with some fruitiness and sweet caramel malt. Finish has a light hop bitterness with slight nuttiness.

M - Super smooth, medium bodied, decent carbonation.

O - Delicious altbier. Highly drinkable, alcohol is masked well. Definitely one of the best examples I've had for this style.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a translucent coppery/amber tone while yielding a smallish, 1/2" foamy head. middling retention and not a great deal of lacing. aroma is a bit on the subdued side. getting some sweet and bready maltiness and a touch of hops in the background.

taste follows the aroma, though is more flavorful that i expected. definitely a malt forward flavor profile, rounded out with a dose of dark fruits and hops. not bad at all. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall a nice altbier. doesn't move the earth but it's tasty; very solid offering from long trail.

(originally reviewed: 07-13-2011)

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear copper to amber in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall light beige head that reduces to a large patch of extremely thin film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of biscuit and caramel malts, slightly sweet. Additionally there are light to moderate aromas of floral hops.

T: The beer taste quite malty with some biscuit malt flavors as well as some caramel malt sweetness. There is a light amount of bitterness mid-taste.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Very light dryness in the finish.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer that hides the alcohol very well. A pretty good example for the style, though I'm probably a little more harsh in reviewing it than others after having spent a couple of weeks in Dusseldorf drinking altbiers.

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Thanks to thirdeye11? for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is fairly bland, with some biscuit malt and not much else. The flavor is also lacking, with some bread, grain and a hint of grass. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not much going on here.

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Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,702 ratings.
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