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Triple Bag | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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

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

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Ratings: 422 |  Reviews: 134
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Cattafin
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of steelerguy
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Mahogany with ruby hues, slight head that fades to slight covering rapidly, low carbonation.

S - Caramel and toasted malts and not much else. Good aroma but lacks depth.

T - Now we are talking...lots of malt flavor, some dark fruit, some some caramel, a touch of bitterness at the end.

M - Nice creamy feel, definitely a sipper, coats the mouth and lets you savor each sip.

O - Nice beer, one I go to frequently when I want a nice malty beer without too much bitterness (not that often...but it happens).

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Heritage02Rider
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a growler of this at the local growler outlet and proceeded to have a few pints. The beer was tasty and smooth and since I sipped it, I found it stayed good even after warming a bit. I find this normal for stronger/darker beers to taste as good or better as they get to a certain temp. This beer is probably best around 48-50 degrees.

A - (as poured into a clear, wetted pint glass) a medium dark brown color with a small light colored foamy head

S - the smell was fairly strong and malty with no noticeable hop presence. A fairly atypical smell for a "strong ale".

T - the taste was a bit malty, but not sweet. The higher alcohol presence was notable, especially at the first pour (lower temperature) and less notable as the temp came up.

M - the mouthfeel was fairly smooth and had that ever noticeable strong ale feel. Nothing definitely good or bad here.

D - i was able to easily down a few pints of this. Due to the high alcohol content I would say the drinkability is more towards a couple rather than an all night bender, but easy enough to enjoy over the course of an evening.

Overall I would say this is a very good beer. I like Long Trail as a brewery and find most of their beers consistently good. I would purchase this again.

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2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - poured a clear deep red/brown, no head, slight rim of bubbles around edges

S - malts, smells of grapes

T - tastes slightly boozy, a bit fruity (plum/grapes), malty

M - a very dry ale. slightly tart, smooth feeling on the roof

O - i had heard good things of double bag so i didn't think twice when i saw triple bag for growler fills. i'm a bit disappointed honestly. the abv% is quite honestly the only reason i could understand drinking this one. there's not much there in flavors, smell, or even the pour. maybe this is better with aging. i would probably pick up a bottle to store for year or so, but never again in growler/tap.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As I pour Triple bag into my mug, it appears oily, deep, and dark. Burnt sienna. An initial 1/2 inch head of carbonation is present, but quickly disappears almost completely. The nose is very sweet and extremely malty, with plum and spice notes. Surprisingly, the body of the beer is fairly light. Flavor-wise I am picking up baker's chocolate, caramel, and a tiny bit of resiny hops, along with some other sort of earthiness for a very dry finish. Towards the finish there is an intense warming sensation! Can't have too many of these in one night...

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Categorized as a Strong ale but I seen it as a Triple Alt

A - A very dark shade of brown, slightly hazy with only a minimal of lace ring head that obviously is opaque colored.

S - Damn it smells like caramel and biscuit malts to the max! Sweet almost overboard with biscuit malts keeping in check.

T - Actually not as bad as expected and ABV is notable but never cloying. Caramel and toffee flavors matched with a dry biscuit finish and hops in the finish with alcohol flavors also in the finish. Not bad.

M - Medium to heavy body but more drinkable than expected.

Overall this is one of the better beers I have had from long trail, really a one and done kind of thing and no way is available to me locally. Still as good as expected if not better.

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4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance--Deep orange, tarnished Amber with a thick tan head of foam

Smell- Semi earthy with intense malty characteristics. The hops come through a bit with a subtle grassy/pine smell

Mouthfeel- Hearty beer with moderate carbonation but actually pretty drinkable

Taste-Sweet and malty upfront but the sweetness is counteracted by some interesting hop characteristics (citrus, grassy, moss) that stick with you throughout the bottle.

Overall- Nice, well rounded beer with some uniqueness, but still keeping true to the strong ale roots

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Triple Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 422 ratings
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