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RATINGS: 602   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Light copper body with minimal head. Aroma is sweet and malty, largely caramel. As it warms, hops and alcohol also show up. Flavorwise, it’s fairly rich, sweet and strong malty. Hoppy on the back half, and there are definitely some barleywine qualities. The alcohol is blatant in its presence. It’s a good beer, but no great shakes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2556) - GERMANY - DEC 6, 2002
Brown sugar nose, orange color and no head. Tight, dry bitterness at the end of a decent toasted malt body. Yogi_Beera is right about the altbier thing: this just isn’t as smooth and mellow as the real German stuff. More like an American amber ale - the altbier designation is more marketing than anything, I’d have to say.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 4, 2002
July 01: Nutty, fruity, candy, flower-nectar, beautiful, overpowering; there aren’t enough good things to say about this. Simplest would be: what Oakes said. Get it.

Dec 02: Big beer, big malt, but super-drinkable; Vermont breweries seem to specialize in 7% alcohol malty beers than you can guzzle without realizing you’re getting 50% above the usual lager or light ale alcohol. This is the best of the crowd, though I’m downgrading it a little from a year ago (more critical, and the virtually headless appearance doesn’t deserve a ’5’).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YogiBeera (2464) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Altbier,mmh? Ok! Medicine malt nose. Red orange body with no head. Malty aroma, medium malty finish. As a real Dusseldorfer I have to say: " No, it is not an Altbier, sorry!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Crisp Clear deep amber color with little head but good lace. Sweet fruity aroma with a hint of caramel. Sweet malty flavor with a strong hoppy background and finish, very bitter. Medium bodied and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iamkenyon99 (3) - USA - NOV 25, 2002 does not count
One of my favorites for sure. A very strong alcohol taste is a very nice accent to the sweet flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2002
butter and rust nose. I enjoy the balnce, although slightly hoppy for a double alt. Very malty, full-bodied. Chewy in the mouth. This has been a favorite of mine since high school, gotta love da bags!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Very attractive to look at in my glass. The nose is a good blend of both malt and hops. The palate is very full flavored with a nice hop bitterness. Lots of yeasty fruity flavors. The finish is long and fruity. As the beer warms a wonderful maltiness comes out. A very good high gravity Altbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Good stuff - but is it really an Alt? DArker and heavier than expected. Itdoes have a nice warming quality and silky mouthfeel. Very clean and malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Unique aroma, kind of smells like paint. Nice foamy head, a very clean looking amber color. Big on malt, low on hops, I believe this style is the german equivalent of belgian dubbel. Yes the flavor is complex but it is not some thing to good nuts over.

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