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:
#15,237
Reviews:
587
Ratings:
1,743
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
374
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Ratings: 1,743 |  Reviews: 587
Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phishagonia
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've been enjoying this beer for 15 years or so now. This double altbier pours a dark amber/brown color with a thin coating of a bubbly head. Smell is of bready malts, but not as much as, say, a doppelbock. The taste follows suit; i get bready malts up front, a hint of caramel, and a smooth finish. Back in the day, the 7.2 ABV was fairly strong. It is well hidden on this one, and I just keep wanting to have more. This brings me back to my Vermont winters. Cheers, Long Trail. Please do not take this away for a few years like you have been with other beers in your lineup.

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Photo of williahd
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smb71481
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Heymecalvy
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours dark orange with a hint of brown with roughly one finger of head. The aroma is malty, with faint notes of burnt bread. The taste is sweet upfront with some late but prolonged bitterness. Medium body and with some mild carbonation bite. 

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Photo of haines710
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle at the local supermarket. First time I had seen this and I have liked other Long Trail beers. Poured into a pint glass not much head or carbonation. Scent is malty faint alcohol and appearance is nice dark copper. Taste is malty and nice for sipping. Better as it warms and is exactly what is described. Not my favorite but good for a late night.

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Photo of chinchill
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from VA in a Laughing Skull glass.
Lovely copper body with great clarity but only a short head despite a aggressive pour. The head, nonetheless, has excellent retention.
Mild aroma with obvious alcohol.
Surprisingly full and complex flavor has hints of toffee, vanilla, honey, and brown sugar. Somme roasted nuts appear in the moderately bitter aftertaste.
Smooth and full bodied feel where the high ABV is partly hidden.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I got this in a mixed 12pck in PA near the WV border. This poured a hazy amber with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of sweet malt. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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Photo of DareOfTheHog
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Laxlyon
2.04/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Terrible

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

Photo of BeerBull
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Medium amber and clear, thin finger of head in a shaker on tap at The Good Life in Massapequa. Malt-forward and smooth, some caramel sweetness, mild nut tones, and a vague pale fruit impression. Smooth, medium-bodied, and mild.

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Photo of Casterbridge
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyersfan900
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mldennison22
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper red color,medium carbonation. Even though malt is a primary flavor it is balanced with some sort of mild hop background taste. It was a good beer that I would try again as it was an easy middle of the road beer meaning it wasn't extreme in any way. Just a unique beer

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Photo of baldy00
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kw_pip
4.49/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle

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

The appearance is a clear yet dark amber/brown colored body with a short slightly creamy looking head, spotty lacing drips down the side of the glass as it goes down. The smell is malty and slightly fruity with some nuts that try to carry over slightly. The taste is a rich and well balanced malty fruitiness. On the palate its about a medium in body, comes across fairly sessionable, no aftertaste with a dry earthy finish, slightly crisp. Overall, this is a good beer for its style and good to me.

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Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,743 ratings