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RATINGS: 648   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2487) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 Really nice beer. If you’re looking for a quality ale that isn’t gonna cost a lot, try this one. The alcohol % adds a nice bite. Definitely getting more of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Poured a dark copper color with off white head. Aroma of mixed malt spice and hops. Tasted wonderful. Crisp, with some malts and hops, and pepper, but in a good way. smooth and creamy also. Nice finish. Got this in a trade, sorry, can’t recall exactly from who.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Poured a clear copper color with thin off white head. Aroma malty, fruity, some spice, and alcohol. Flavor starts a little sweet then moves to a long pepper and biiter hop finish. Semi-dry medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2005
I am not very familiar with the style, but was very pleased by the product. Hard for me to describe but the best word I can think of is smooth. Very full of flavor, and darker than I had expected. I was shocked to find that the beer was 7.2% after tasting it! The brew is just THAT smooth. I may be ranking this higher than it deserves, for not being familiar with Altbier, but I highly reccommend it and am looking forward to trying other altbier’s in the future!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timetrvlr (8) - milford, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2005 does not count
good head and nice color with a full mouth and desirable aftertaste though a bit muddy. very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2005
stole one of these from scraffs stack at the rondezvous point. a nice crisp ale with a full bodied mouth. nice earth citrus hop character and astonishingly easy to drink for the alcohol vol....you would never believe it if the bottle didnt read 7.2%. a great vermont beer. thanks scraff, your tops!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
Hoppy easy drink, with good malts and hops working in tandem. Copper, whote head. Some spicy yeast. Citrus, pepper, and malts and biscuit yeasts in taste. Medium mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5879) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2005
I like me some Altbier. Brownish orange, thin tan head. Spicy, citrusy orange & rose hips aroma. Slightly viscous palate. Notes of orange, vanilla and nice peppery, spicy finish. Nice long aftertaste. Not a hint of excessive alcohol to be found. More, please...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Bottle. Deep clear garnet with a meringue-like fluffy white head. Aroma and taste are creamy and sweet, malty and fruity. Very drinkable and nice. And besides, it’s pretty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2004
A most excellant ale. One of my favorites Vermont has to offer, and they have some tasty beers. I’ve been drinking these for years and had no clue that they’re 7.2 til just now.

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