Double Bag | Long Trail Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,708 Ratings
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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:
1,708
Reviews:
575
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.05%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
351
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Andrew041180
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a really nice deep copper. It has a little bit of brown, along with some ruby. It's a really nice color. About an inch of head pops up on a fairly aggressive pour, retention is decent, and lacing is light. Great start!

S - Nice strong smell. I like when a beer can tell me what it's going to taste like, and this one does. I know it's going to be a malty, sweet, full-bodied beer by the first whiff. Mostly caramel and toffee. I need to smell more toffee, but I'm pretty sure this is it.

T - Normally I'm not a huge fan of sweet, but this one pulls it off nicely. There are some solid earthy notes to go with the sweetness. Nice, complex profile.

M - Full-bodied, as advertised. It suits the other attributes quite nicely.

O - I'm surprisingly okay with this beer. I was wary of the malt-forwardness coming into my first taste, but it really was pleasant to drink. I wouldn't recommend it for the summer, but thankfully it was cool out tonight. Not bad at all!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice white head that dissipates quickly while the beer is a beautiful deep amber. The hue it gives off is a very nice copper color that makes it attractive.

The smell is pretty good. It has a very sweet smell from the malt and probably a little bit from the alcohol has well. The floral hop bitterness is also there but only balances the sweetness from becoming too sweet. With the two, you get a light bittersweet note.

The taste is a bit more bittersweet than the smell. The hop bitterness is a bit stronger and is barely the dominate taste. The malts are still caramel sweet and are detectable underneath the light bitterness. Also, the malts seem to have developed a light smoky note.

The feel is fantastic. On the lighter of medium bodied with light bubbly carbonation to give it a bit of texture. The beer also has a nice smooth and creamy feel to it as well.

Overall, a pretty good classic worth seeking out or revisiting. It isn't your strategic hop bomb but it's definitely a well-made and crafted beer.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: amber in color, minimal head, low carbonation, clear

Smell: rich caramel malt and toffee

Taste: rich caramel malt and toffee with slight citrus hops

Mouthfeel: medium-light carbonation, medium body, very sweet with slight bitterness at the end

Overall: This is so readily available around here, I keep on forgetting how good a quality this beer is. This is a nice and sweet malty treat. It is sweet without ever being cloying. I do like this one on the colder side though.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of MistahBeah
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear brown with ruby chestnut hues. Slight khaki head with very little retention. The color is fantastic

Aroma: Lots of malts. Toasty graininess. Candied fruits. Caramel. Some brown sugar. A little spice (maybe cinnamon). The aroma screams autumn to me

Taste: Follows the nose with a crisp fruity sweetness followed by some rustic spice with a pleasant hop bitterness on the end. Spicy and warming. Alcohol is noticeable as it warms. Complex and delicious

Mouthfeel: Crisp and full-bodied. Clean. Very pleasant on the palate.

Overall: Impressed by this one. My favorite from Long Trail

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Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,708 ratings.
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