Double Bag | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
73%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 1,712 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
Ranking:
#8,094
Reviews:
578
Ratings:
1,712
Liked:
1,250
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
12.14%
Alströms:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
353
Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Red-orange beer. Soppy foam holds short. Super clear.

Grainy, toasty, and lightly fruity. All malts. Light roast, caramel, wet grains, stewed apple, and a hint of peach.

Quince tartness, apple, well-toasted grain, dried apricot, toffee, and some leaky booze. Nice ale fruitiness. Malty, but not richly so. Stinging alcohol wakes up in the swallow. Bitterness comes in waves and peaks at around medium. Throat lozenge sweetness with that medicinal note.

Medium thickness. Leaning alcohol level. Carbonation is just about medium, as well.

Nice commodity altbier with some flair. Doesn't stand alone... but it never dissappoints.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz.

A: Pours a pretty, clear dark brass with a nice white head.

S: Smell brings moderate toffee, crisp yeast and caramelized grain, some fruity esters (grape, dried peach).

T: Taste brings mildly sweet dark bread, light molasses, crisp grain, very mild spicy hop bitterness.

M: Light-bodied with crisp carbonation.

O: Pretty nice altbier. Could drink a lot of this.

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Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 73% out of 100 with 1,712 ratings
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