Triple Bag | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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3.8/5
Very Good
430 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
Ranking:
#17,625
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
430
pDev:
13.42%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
74
Trade:
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Ratings: 430 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of von_kaiser
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 Bottle. Earthy, bitter, toffee, burnt brown sugar. Some latent fruitiness. It's essentially an American Barleywine. With 3 years on it, it shows no signs of slowing down. Pretty good.

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Photo of Damian
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Drank from a 12 fl oz bottle
11/25/14
Served in a snifter

Thanks to my father-in-law Neil for this Christmas gift.

Attractive appearance. A creamy, frothy, light khaki colored crown topped the nearly crystal clear, crimson-amber liquid. The head slowly dropped to a thin foamy film that was surrounded by a substantial ring of bubbles. Streaky, patchy lacing clung to the glass.

The aroma was sweet and very malt forward. Really bready and rich. Loads of caramel and toffee notes. Maple syrup came through strong. Dark fruits were also quite noticeable. Raisins and figs were most apparent. There was definitely a strong boozy quality as well. Overall, perhaps not super complex but pleasant. As the beer sat, the nose tuned more subtle but the booziness really intensified.

The flavor profile was similar except not quite as smooth. Loads of rich, sweet caramel malts on the front end. Brown sugar came through strong. Some maple as well. Slightly spicy in the center. Boozy notes appeared on the back end. The beer finished super hoppy and bitter. Sharp, dry, piney and earthy hop notes overwhelmed my palate. This was a bit overwhelming.

The mouthfeel was fairly nondescript. Lighter bodied for the style. The fine, zippy effervescence definitely made the beer seem a bit overcarbonated.

Even with a year of age, my bottle of Triple Bag was still quite disjointed. Although this had some interesting things going on, the range of flavors was far too extreme. Perhaps even more time in the cellar would help bring this beer together.

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Photo of JorgesThemeSwimming
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smb71481
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3 year old 12oz bottle. The brew pours a clear mahogany color with khaki cap thats quick to fade. It smells of raison, caramel and papery oxidation. It also tastes papery with oxidation, caramel, toffee and raisony sweetness fill out the rest of the profile. This is medium in body with modest carbonation. Its ok and I probably didnt fo it much justice waiting this long to drink it but oh well.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bieniek30
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerdemon2731
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AaronEcht
4.51/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of woodchipper
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikexw
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skaboom420
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From steel growler, pours a light golden color with excellent clarity. White head leaves a little lace. Ariana of leafy, herbal hops and a touch of stewed veggies. No real hint of alcohol.

Flavor is bright and hoppy, some citrus and pine mainly. Bitterness and pale malts and really no hint of alcohol flavor. Deceptive. Good stuff.

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Photo of Jason
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Oh boy, we've got a big one here. Bright tawny hue, topped with a tiny bubbled lacing. Floral alcohol, biscuity malt, & mild fruitiness in the nose. Creamy, smooth, almost cordial-like. Boozy but not hot, biscuity malt from start to finish. This is a massive brew, easy to sip but the alcohol gives a kick to the palate letting me know I should be taking my time. Beer geek delight with this one.

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Photo of squack
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stidge77
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bustersuess
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobertColianni
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Legend_of_Troybrau
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A:) Pours a translucent amber with a quarter inch head with no sediment (into 12oz pint glass)
S:) rich, vinous, caramel, barley-wine tartness and alcohol... Soft on the nose, but hints at potency. Peanut brittle?
T:) Surprisingly smooth, though a bitterness in the middle of the palate picks up, with touches of caramel and brandy jumping around. It has a light biscuity finish with tartness coming off the lingering carbonation. It has the flavor of danger.
M:) Light in body, no, but subtle as its components come into play, with lingering abv on the tongue and a sense that often accompanies the darkest of quads.... Beers with names like palate wrecker don't necessarily have to be ipas.
O:) Heavy and loaded... this may be the perfect brandy drinker's beer.

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Triple Bag from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 430 ratings