Triple Bag | Long Trail Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
85
very good
422 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Triple Bag is brewed in a small batch from single infusion that uses only the first runnings of the mash. The result is a brew made from only the purest part of the grains, providing a uniquely rich and dense flavor, with an aroma reminiscent of the finest dessert wines. This brew is naturally carbonated and is an example of brewing purity that is rarely experienced by those other than brewers themselves.

53 IBU

Added by Bierman9 on 10-05-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
422
Reviews:
134
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.49%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
67
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 5/28/12

Appearance: Dark caramel color with some amber - small, off-white head, fades to some streaks and spots of lacing

Smell: Malt extract syrup and some dark fruits - cooked, caramelized malts, nicely rich - molasses and brown sugar - some sweetness like candi sugar - caramel - some herbal hops as well - grapes, plums

Taste: Malty with dark fruits - clearly designed to be a sipper - rich, chewy malts - cooked, caramelized malts - liquid biscuits, toffee - malt extract - hints of grapes, apple skins, plums - lots of molasses, some brown sugar - a touch of herbal hops - a hint of alcohol, but pretty balanced for 9.2%

Mouthfeel: On the full side of medium, smooth, slight alcohol burn

Overall: A tasty strong ale

I think Double Bag is one of Long Trail's better offerings, so I guess I am predisposed to enjoy this. I think it probably mellowed a bit in the few months I accidentally let this age. I will be drinking this again.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a four finger khaki head that fades slowly to thin layer leaving some lace. Hazy amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Malty caramel nose, flavor is similar, malty caramel with hops balancing. Expecting more flavor, more body than the Double Bag. $11.95 for a 4-pak of 12oz bottles from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

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4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass. A nice hazy caramel color with an off white head (nice retention for 9.2%). Smelled like malt, lots of malt. There was clearly a complex combination of malts used. There was a nice balance of hops but nothing overpowering, which was a little unexpected but it worked well. The first sip was kind of fruity, along with caramel notes. Strong malt flavors with a clean finish. Warming on the way down.

overall, a great beer. One of the best of this style i've had.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a ruby/tan body with a small off-white head.

Nose is thick fruity, almost bubble gum, type caramel malt smell.

Taste is thick and very full bodied. Tons of malt, more malt, and then a little more malt. Lots of caramel, sugary, some sweet candy flavors. Not a whole lot when it comes to hops, but it's well balanced and doesn't seem to be overwhelmed by the malt.

It's really a very simple, big, slow sipping barleywine/double double bock (quadruple bock?). I like it a lot. Not the session beer that double bag is, but a really nice almost english style barleywine. I'll have another please.

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3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark reddish brown color with a 2" head that falls quickly to a spotty foam.

Smell: caramel and fruit sweetness is all you can detect.

Taste: big malt presence. Caramel, ripe plums, ripe red apples, moderate bitterness, and a mild alcohol tone rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Smooth at the start and finish. Long lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: this is a hearty and malt-focused beer. This is a meal and the flavor is well balanced. Enjoyable but slow sipping.

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Triple Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 422 ratings.
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