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RATINGS: 656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 39   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Advocates 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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (2097) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2005
Crystal clear amber with a thick creamy head. Malty and spicy both in aroma and flavor

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 20, 2005
Bottle: pours orange with a small white head. Aroma of apple, malt. Flavor is slightly fruity- apple and grape. Moderate alcohol bite. Malty. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4335) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2005
Reddish copper out of the bottle with a frothy egg-shell white head. This had the same almost lactic acidity that I noticed in Long Trails Ale, but it was much more muted. Nicer apple fruity sweetness with a finish of grapefruit rind bitterness. I thought this was pretty good, but from the two bottles of Long Trail that I had there seems to be a house flavor of which Im not a huge fan.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Dark copper with a nice off white head. Aroma of banana, spiciness, and hops. Perfect feel, perfect amount of carbonation. Gets better as it warms. Flavor of banana, caramel, and an earthy nuttiness. Velvety sweetness is offset by just enough bitterness. I was expecting an average beer, and this one surprised me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2005
on tap at the Barcade, Brooklyn. copper color, short off-white/light tan dense foamy head. sweet caramel malt aroma, but still faint. flavor is caramel, banana, sweet malt. medium to hihg carbonation. light bitter hop finish. a little dryish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2005
07/04 12oz bottle bought in Warwick, RI. Glowing copper pour with fluffy, fading tan head. Crusty nose of crackers, burnt sugar, paprika(?), and clove. Flavor is boozy for an alt, thicker bodied, too. Nice stuff is spicey, filling, and a bit wintery. Nuts abound, and sweetness, and goodness. Grassy/peppery/lagery hop flavors linger.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Shining copper in color. Expressive nose, with hints of graham crackers, vanilla, caramel, toffee and whipped cream. Flavor brings a rich blend of malts with notes of brandy sprinkled fruit cake, nutmeg and caramel. The body is rich and creamy. A very good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDIPSO (6053) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Copper color with a smaller ecru head. Full bodied with enough life to lift it off the palate. First aroma out of the bottle gave the impression of a waldorf salad, with blue cheese and pears. Later, nuts and marzipan and light brandied fruit cake. Flavors rich malty and full. Just enough bitterness to keep the sweetness in check. This get better the longer it sets an relaxes. Malt dances in and out with mild fruit, and herbal hops. Thanks for the two awesome alts Barry. A style Ive always appreciated, but hard to come by.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2683) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 Really nice beer. If youre looking for a quality ale that isnt gonna cost a lot, try this one. The alcohol % adds a nice bite. Definitely getting more of this.

3.9
   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, cant recall exactly from who.


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