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RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 25   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1438) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2004
thrown a bit by this at first - having come just after sampling a Weihenstephaner and seeing a note about this being a double alt (which I’m not familiar with) - so much more complex and interesting. Somewhat sour at the finish, then smoothly gliding to a very nice bitterness. Well enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2004
carmel flavored malty ale, a bit bland for my taste, somewhat heavy with little head, not bad, but i like the ipa better

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Creamy head, copper body. Aroma is somewhat lemony/citrus, male & a bit of butterscotch. Very sweet maple, some biscuit with a balanced citrus/maple finish. Too sweet & alcoholic for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Deep amber, decent head, little lace. Nice aroma of sweet malts, maple, nuts and more. Medium bodies, smooth sweet, nutty flavors with noticeable hoping to balance. A real nice drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3254) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Thanks to Willblake for this one!! Deep amber color that produced a fair head which quickly receded. The aroma is light malt. This starts off with a touch of malty sweetness which ends with a hop dryness that comes off rather well. Not bitter, just dry. A dangerously drinkable beer that hides all the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Deep chestnut color, beige head, crystal clear. Very nice malt aroma, sweet, full, with notes of honey and caramel. Flavor starts out the same, quite nice, but you get a surge of unexpected hops and some grainier malt. Almost unpleasant. Palate is medium bodied, not much alcohol, dry finish from the hop onslaught. Started out great, faded into something else that wasn’t.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4913) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2009 Smells great, complex, hard to identify. Nice color, but little head. Hops cover up the ABV pretty well. Definitely a rebuy, if i can ever find it again. My parents brought me some from their anniversary trip to Maine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
metalboozer (28) - Jamison, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2004
I bought a sixer of this while in Maine and it didn’t disappoint. Flavor consists of caramel & coffee. Could not taste much alcohol despite high ABV. For $7 a sixer this is a great buy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8578) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2004
Small, but reasonably stable yellow-amber head; deep chestnut-red beer, clear. Outspoken nose of American (C-)hops, some good cookie and amber malt, coming on fruity and nutty. Taste is again very outspoken piney American hops. The underlying, reasonably sweet malt is there, giving it a good tastestructure (if that’s English?). Very faint orange zeste flavour. Chewy, even oily mouthfeel. Alcohol shows, but with no burn (apart from the massive hops). Aftertaste becomes just a tad metallic. Individual notes are deservedly high, but in the "Overall", I can only concurr 100% with the expert, Yogi_Beera. No German brewer has ever afflicted his beer with this kind of turpentine-like hop onslaught. A world of difference with the Z.Uerige German hops finish. I do not bother with style guidelines overmuch, but this is just another (good) American IPA. Sticke Altbier, my ***. All the same, thanks very much, Aaron!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2452) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2004 Decent light tan head with ok carbonation. Milky on top. Bit of caramel and slightly bitter aroma. Bit of dirty pine tree bark also. Color is a nice dark amber orange. Flavor is very good with more caramel, some hops and bitterness a decent amout of malt. Bit of roastyness as it warms. Alcohol shows up at the finish but is only a minor presence. Some bitterness and a clean finish. A good altbier. Thanks to willblake for this one.

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