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RATINGS: 652   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden amber to deep orange with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight breadish. Mild bitter and slight fruity. Mild citric finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a off-white head. The aroma has notes of bread, malt, caramel, and straw. The flavor is malt, caramel, bread, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Sweet fruity nose with quite some caramel. Solid body, intense maltiness and caramel, with some fresh peachy fruit. A little late hops. 050411

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
omhper (23711) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2002
Dark amber color. Very malty, sweet, very flavourful, need I say complex?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Draft at Afterword. Dark amber color, small tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of bitter caramel, if that makes any sense. Taste is full on malt but with enough balance to have a more bitter finish than most altbieren.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2009
Draught at Pony Bar, New York
Amber color. Light caramel aroma. It has a quite good caramel flavor, medium body strength, and a light peppery touch. Correct bitterness. Easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a copper, ruby-red hue with a light, creamy head. Lightly malty aroma with hints of cherries and plums. Unique flavor. Slight burnt malt flavor, which also brings some bitterness. Notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Some grass and metal. The finish has some bitterness and earthy malts. Pretty good overall. Definitely a departure from my normal routine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Tap at Plan B, Springfield, 19/05/13. Golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is caramel malt, brown sugars, light maple syrup, biscuit. Taste comprises light floral hops, demerara sugar, good dose of malt, caramel backbone. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Ok stuff but wouldn’t be rushing back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16194) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle from the corner shop at NY Tribeca
Clear deep amber color, small white creamy head. Caramel and rye in the nose. Medium-bodied. Caramelly-caramalt, low bitterness. Clean amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2006 Yes, I understand I probably had that beer on its best day the first time around. Sampled on what was obviously a more ordinary day, it’s a slightly coppery amber colour. The aroma is malty, somewhat brassy with a hint of earthiness. Flavour has a lot of bitterness - woody - and dashes of caramel and breadcrusty malts. The flavours are definitely not as bright as previous and the beer simply feels less alive as a consequence. Alcohol hits late, as does a little brown sugar sweetness. Not a bad beer, certainly respectable amongst the overall alt/amber field, but not a worldbeater either. That was pretty much expected, though, as that first experience was so sublime. Ar 6 Ap 3 F 7 P 3 O 14 = 3.3 Rating shown is aggregate of the two.

Deep amber; rich aroma with loads of malt, almonds, cashews, and hints of maple & bourbon; Huge malt palate - but with pleasing bitterness underneath flavours of plum, pear, rich caramel/toffee and earthy, toasted malts, mesquite smoke, more bourbon. Finishes both sweet and earthy. Very complex. The best alt since Im Fuchschen. Ar 9 Ap 4 Fl 10 P 4 O 18 = 4.5

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