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RATINGS: 653   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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3.9
   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) - 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 (5796) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 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 (2632) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.9
   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 altbiers in the future!

3.7
   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


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