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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (824) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Deep amber color with a beige colored head. Caramel malts, nutty, dank hops, overall sweet aroma. Good, but I think this might be an old bottle. Would like to try it fresh!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (543) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2013
A reddish orange with miniscule off white head. Aroma is fruity with toffee and malt. Medium body. Flavor at first is sweet and dominated by caramel malt. Then an herbal hop presence with rather dry finish. Interesting but very drinkable. Just grabbed this a part of a mixed 6 pack at the supermarket, and have to say it’s surprisingly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Has strong malt aroma. Thick tasting with nice aftertaste. No head. Nice dark amber color. Good malt taste. Comparable to a strong wheat beer. Really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fitch (1) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2013 does not count
Chimay Grand Reserve is far-and-away my all-time favorite, but I savor it only on special occasions. Second all-time fave is/was Sam Adams’ seasonal Double Bock, but they haven’t made it available consistently like they used to before the company went public. So-o-o-o, LT DB has become my goto brew since then. It’s almost as tasty as the SA DB, it’s got similar high alcohol content, but it’s also cheaper, and widely available all year round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (1546) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Clear medium amber - great color - long lasting head cover, hanging streams of lace. Perfect balance of caramel malt, light bitters, and a touch of hay and biscuit. As easy to drink as this is, it makes sense the brewer warns against overindulging. I visited Maine in late June, bought back 100 bottles of beer that’s not available in Cincinnati, but only two bottles of the Double Bag - what a mistake!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nj_BierMaven (96) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
On vacation in Vermont, picked up a few six packs of local brews with Double Bag among them. Pours a slightly cloudy amber, head dissipates quickly, no lacing on the glass. A fruity, malty and inviting aroma, tempting one to take a sip. Toasty, caramel, enough bitterness to balance it out resulting in a malty-yet-crisp brew. Tastes lighter than it really is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Sample as part of a flight at Mew’s Tavern on 7/3/13. Clear amber pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, rum and raisins. Malty and caramelly flavor with some fruit before a semi-dry noble hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
warhawk91 (237) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours medium amber, fast fading off-white head, not a whole lot of lacing. Smell is caramel dark fruit, a bit of bread, faint hops a bit of roastiness. Taste is semi sweet, caramel, earthy malt, nice bitterness from the malt, a bit of alcohol. Mouthfeel is syrupy yet bubbly. Texture reminds me a bit if a dunkel. Overall a decent beer, best part is the aroma, but I like how the bitterness and sweetness mesh in this beer. I've had this many times in the past and I always liked its drinkability. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pcstuck (60) - Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours amber with a frothy head. Slightly fruity aroma with some malt. Nothing too complex. Smooth and medium bodied with little carbonation. Malty, slight fruit with a hoppy finish. Would be a good beer for a hot summer day

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1390) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark orange amber. Slight fizzy head that disappears. Juicy dark red fruits. Plums. Raisins. Vinous quality too. Sharp resin hop bite at the end to overcome the sweetness. Strong alcohol feel. Anbesol. Varnish. Turpentine. Bit much, but good.

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