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RATINGS: 597   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.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
I’m a bit torn about this review. Part of me wants to dog this beer just so the rest of you will continue to denigrate it based on the cartoon cows on the label and the generic "brown ale" quality that fails to impress the uninitiated. But in fairness to the brewers who have worked long and hard and in secret to make this alchemical miracle, I can’t speak afoul of it. Uerige aside, this American interpretation of the style is phenomenal. The dark horse of any beer tasting, this beer is in contention for best of show at any tasting.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (1935) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and toffee. Taste is malts, toffee and some biscuit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2233) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from Harvest Market Pours a fairly clear medium amber color with a smallish off white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aromas of caramel toffee and brown sugar with just a hint of butterscotch. Earthy bitterness in the aroma keeps this in check. The flavor is sweet rich sugars with some melanoids and a bit of burnt sneaking in there. Earthy bitterness with a touch of burnt butter round us out. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. There is a bit of diacetyl here and that usually turns me off to a beer, but this is one of the rare instances where I think it works within the frame of the rest of the brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (617) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: It had a deep copper color with visible carbonation and nice clarity. The head was thin, light tan in color and faded fast leaving spotty bubbles on top of the liquid. A small amount of lace was left on the glass. Smell: The aroma had a sweet malty character with caramel notes and mild hops. Taste/Mouth feel: On the tongue there is a thick sweet malt presence with sweet biscuit and caramel notes. The sweetness is balanced nicely by a strong herbal and leafy hops that seems to take over by the finish. The finish is slow and the flavor seems to stick on the tongue. It has a medium body with a creamy smooth texture and carbonation is active yet very mild. Notes: It is a strong beer with bold flavor. Very well done!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cagou007 (313) - FRANCE - JUN 12, 2014
Pours clear copper with thin tan head. Nose is malty. Aromas are malt, caramel, herbal hops, with a metalic aftertaste. MEdium carbonation, medium body. Medium bitter and metallic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (548) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Amber color with a white head. Sweet caramel aromas with light fruit and a bit of earthy notes. Caramel flavors mostly with little hops on the finish as expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ironicmedic (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Drank from bottle, malty aroma with some hoppiness. Malty flavor, very slight hop flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 10, 2014
BBOTMC. Pours red with a nice head, aroma of toffee, caramel, cookies, alcohol, flavor of caramel, cookies, slightly bitter with herbal tones, medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a one finger off-white shade, and while it’s relatively creamy looking, it doesn’t have the best retention. S: The malt is typically toffee-forward, but with that faint German touch to it. Namely, stone fruits and just a hint of diacetyl. There’s a hop profile that’s very mellow yet still noticeable. Not bad, not bad at all. T: Loads of toffee start this one off. The flavor even gets faintly nutty at times, with some nice apricot notes right after the swallow. There does seem to be a touch of alcohol flavor (along with a faint burn) on the finish. I have to say that overall, the flavor profile isn’t my cup of tea. M: It’s actually kind of coarse, and even slightly angular in feel. This helps to give it pretty good drinkability in spite of its maltiness. Carbonation is light, which somehow suits this one. O: This isn’t my (double) bag, as the scores reflect. Still, I don’t hate it. Decent to try if you’re looking for something different, but I wouldn’t recommend a full 6 pack.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (911) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle, aroma is rich sweet malt with a touch of pine hops. Taste is nice toasted malt sweetness with a semi sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1322) - - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a 1 finger white head. Aroma is slightly metallic, fruity esters and caramel. Taste adds some toffee and spice with a moderate alcohol punch. Bready malt and fruity notes make appearances as it warms. Medium sticky smooth palate with light carbonation. Pretty nice.


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