Double Bag | Long Trail Brewing Co.

Double BagDouble Bag
1,713 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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-08-1999

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Photo of sleazo
2.83/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A_Clear brown with an off wite one finger head. Settles in as a decent sized cap.

S_Aroma is not very strong. Mild fruity esters and sweet malt.

T_The beggining of this is very fruity, pineapple and papaya like tropical fruit dominate. This is followed up by an extreme malt rush akin to a dark liquid malt extract. The finish is mildly boozy and give a slight bitter edge which veers towards the vegetable side of things.

M_Slightly on the thicker/syrup side of things, mild carbonation.

D_Meh. The fruity esters tend to dominate here and it isn't too good of a thing. A passable beer at best, at best.

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Photo of jonziefle
2.84/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured a clear brown amber, with one finger bubbly/foamy white head. Not much head, but stuck around in a thin layer on top. Moderate lacing.

Smell: Nose of caramel and lightly roasted malts at first. A sharp and sweet green apple fragrance down deep. Kind of cider-like.

Taste: Mild caramel malts and mild sweetness, with an apple twang. Not that “strong”.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and incredibly smooth. Creamy feeling in the mouth, without actually being “creamy”. Not much carbonation bite at all. No alcohol bite either.

Drinkability: Little wimpy tasting for a strong ale. Looks good and tastes alright, but the nose is a strange one. Easy to drink though; the ABV never shows up.

Buy Again? No

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Photo of coldmeat23
2.85/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

GLASS: Stange
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
BOTTLED: 06-28-2010
Thanks to BigTomZ for this one!

This pours a crystal clear shade of medium brown. A light brown colored head of loose foam, just less than a fingers worth, forms and dissipates rapidly. Lacing is decent, but very slippery.

A good nose, filled with mild malt notes. A good touch of breadiness. Light hints of fruity sweetness. A tiny trace of caramel.

I expected this one to be more sweet and malty. It has a very 'german' malt profile. That is to say that the malts are very mild, in presence and flavor, and lean more to the earthy side of the scale than sweet. Definite kiss of hops, right at the end.

An almost full body with a light level of carbonation. It suffers from it's lack of carbonation, which makes it seem almost oily, but not in a good way.

I really wanted to like this, but I just don't. It doesn't seem, to me, like they stayed true to the styler, either. It seems like they tried to do something a touch different, which is commendable. Unfortunaely, risk sometimes rewards and sometimes it doesn't. I don't think that it has, this time.

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Photo of Mrbseward
2.87/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured a light amber color with a little head that leaves some lacing behind. Smells of malts, some hops, but mostly an ether type smell. Taste has a good balance at the presentation till the end where it starts tasting like it smells. Feel is overall pretty smooth. It's a pretty average beer with a different taste.

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Photo of Mora2000
2.88/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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2.9/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of LarryV
2.95/5  rDev -23.8%
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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2.96/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Minkybut
2.97/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a golden color and it poured a thin brown head. The head was gone instantly. The beer had a caramel smell with a big hoppy smell sitting on top of that. Caramel notes on the finish but hops blew that away. I will not buy again.

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Socialiste
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent beer but like most beers from this brewery, a very watery taste

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Double Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,713 ratings
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