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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 39   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2015
On draft at Justin’s. Appearance is medium amber. Aroma is rich, malty and notes of alcohol. Tastes quite nice, a rich, soft and not too sweet. Palate was thin. Overall pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2015
Not quite on point for style. Lacks the interesting malt crispness and profile. Instead the malt comes off on the sweet side here lots of caramel and sugar. Pours brown with OK head and lacing. Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
growler6 (128) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2015 Appealing dark amber color. Toasted malt with a trace of grape(brandy comes to mind). Smoky, not overly sweet with a just enough hop bitterness for a clean finish. I don’t always drink Altbier, but when I do, it’s Double Bag. This has become one of my all time favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2015
bottle poured into a tumbler..amber/orange with a fluffy white head..aroma of caramel,malts...dry,malty,sweet..not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (900) - Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Clear copper with tan head. Aroma is dry caramel malt with hints of yeast. Flavor is toffee caramel, medium bittering. Paired nicely with chocolate cake. This is the first Long Trail beer I have ever bought but not the first I have enjoyed thanks to the mayor of long trail.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroadestTom (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Aroma bread, cereal, Appearance amber, clear, frothy, white foam, Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, average carbonation, Overall an average beer that I would suggest to a friend

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (1385) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
12 ounce bottle.copper color with a bubbly beige head. Roasty malt nose. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor. Smooth and spicy with a pleasant herbal hop backdrop. Toasted nut finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beastwhite315 (28) - - FEB 8, 2015
Had this on draft at the brewery and loved it. When I bought the 12 pack, it was much more hop forward than the draft. This was one my wife liked on draft, but not in the bottle. Tastes better after it sits open. Still has lingering cascade hop flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2015
From 12 oz bottle, variety pack

Aroma: Sweet, caramel, toffee, malty

Appearance: Amber, Clear liquid, tan head

Taste: Heavy sweetness but not in bad way, light bitterness

Palate: Medium body. Good carbonation. Slight bitter finish

Overall: I have had a lot of Altbiers other than Long Trail, but this is a nice one. A bit sweet and malty, but no cloyiness. Very clean. Very easy to drink. Highly digestible. Pretty good beer to have with food. Alcohol is well masked, hard to detect that its 7%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 15, 2015
amber with a slight haze, cappuccino head that is fast to fade to a frothy ring. Aroma is touch of caramel, grassy lager flavor with a hint of blackberry. Body is watery-syrupy, medium weight with a delayed, medium-fine carbonation, medium-light intensity. Small burn. Flavor is sweet berry hard candy, lemongrass, and a light phenolic resin bitterness in the finish. Some caramel in the finish as it warms. A very nice alt, a bit syrupy in flavor and body - could use more dry malt character and a more present aroma. No serious flaws and a nice subtle berry contribution from the yeast, despite the cool fermentation.

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