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RATINGS: 629   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4827) - 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.

4.7
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8391) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2432) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2004
2004 Bottle: Hmm. Thought I’d rated this one a long time ago. Pours to a dark copper/amber color with a smallish off white colored head. Aroma has some earthy notes, mild hops, caramel, light roasted flavors, and lots of malt. Flavor is rich, thought the alcohol is well hidden most of the time while drinking this beer. Lots of hops, yeast and malt come together to create a very well balanced beer. There’s bitterness throughout, but never dominating, and the malt backbone continues through till the finish where the alcohol and earth tones are revisited. The best beer I’ve tried from Long Trail

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2004
2004 bottle. Pours a dark copper with some brownish-yellow tinges. Small cream colored head, clear appearance, lightly bubbly. Aroma has lightly sour german yeast, plenty of earthy, lightly metallic (not a bad metallic) hops and a huge barley grain flavor. Flavor is rich and strong immediately (with an interesting rum/scotch tone), tons of hops mix in with the yeast and alcohol to give this thing some bite. But the flavor is also well-balanced. Light bitter notes play on the tongue while a lightly sweet malt slowly grows. Finish is strong, malty, alcoholic and lightly earthy. Maybe a touch too much on the alcohol apparency, but a sticke alt it is, so not the biggest flaw. I prefer the smooth balance and wonderfully even flavor of the Uerige Sticke Alt, but this was right up there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5550) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Poured a copper color with a small off white head and light lacing. Aroma of caramel and roast, nuts as well. The taste mirrored the aroma, it began sweet, lightly hopped, and finished dry. Without a doubt, Long Trail's finest.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Nice, yet faint, malty aroma over an amber color. Nice mild hoppiness with some malty floating around in there somewhere. The best one I’ve had from Long Trail by far.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1455) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2007 Really, really good. strong and full bodied. great hop flavor. like the alcohol but cant drink too many of them. pretty good for hippies. rerate: still a very tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Dark amber color,small off white head that had a good hangtime then faded to a small lace.Malty bannana aroma with a bit of hops and maybe a little spice but it’s hard to say on that one.malty caramel upfront with a nice bannana flavor coming on in the middle.Nicely sweet with a light hop presence at the end and a mild alcohol presence that is hard to find but shows itself from time to time.Much easier drinking brew then i was thinking it might be,by looking at the ABV.Thanks go to Oldgrowth for sending this brew my way.


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