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RATINGS: 654   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (6100) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2004
2004 bottle. Pours a dark copper with some brownish-yellow tinges. Small cream colored head, clear appearance, lightly bubbly. Aroma has lightly sour german yeast, plenty of earthy, lightly metallic (not a bad metallic) hops and a huge barley grain flavor. Flavor is rich and strong immediately (with an interesting rum/scotch tone), tons of hops mix in with the yeast and alcohol to give this thing some bite. But the flavor is also well-balanced. Light bitter notes play on the tongue while a lightly sweet malt slowly grows. Finish is strong, malty, alcoholic and lightly earthy. Maybe a touch too much on the alcohol apparency, but a sticke alt it is, so not the biggest flaw. I prefer the smooth balance and wonderfully even flavor of the Uerige Sticke Alt, but this was right up there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6233) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Poured a copper color with a small off white head and light lacing. Aroma of caramel and roast, nuts as well. The taste mirrored the aroma, it began sweet, lightly hopped, and finished dry. Without a doubt, Long Trail's finest.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Nice, yet faint, malty aroma over an amber color. Nice mild hoppiness with some malty floating around in there somewhere. The best one Ive had from Long Trail by far.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1706) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2007 Really, really good. strong and full bodied. great hop flavor. like the alcohol but cant drink too many of them. pretty good for hippies. rerate: still a very tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Dark amber color,small off white head that had a good hangtime then faded to a small lace.Malty bannana aroma with a bit of hops and maybe a little spice but its hard to say on that one.malty caramel upfront with a nice bannana flavor coming on in the middle.Nicely sweet with a light hop presence at the end and a mild alcohol presence that is hard to find but shows itself from time to time.Much easier drinking brew then i was thinking it might be,by looking at the ABV.Thanks go to Oldgrowth for sending this brew my way.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2844) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Small tan head, fair retention and lace. Clear amber/brown color.Malty sweet nose with a touch of licorice and breadyness. Medium body, medium sweet malt flavors, mildly sour, nutty with the alc just showing up in the finish. Finish is medium dry, somewhat astingent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1170) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2007 A nice alt, very malty, creamy but with the destinctive alt bite, despite the higher than average ABV. Color is right on, dark red. Head dissipates a bit too quickly. Given the ABV this beer is also usually a very good value.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2004
(Bottle) Amber/orange color with a small white head. Balance bitterness and hops with a distinct alcohol aftertaste. Very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3343) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2004
Bottle: Good nose, Fruity apples & orange. toffee. Dark orange color. Small head. Sweet & sour flavors, Toffee, carmel, maple with a medium hop presence. Kinda green hop thing. Thin, but kinda sticky. Leaves nice malty flavor on tounge. Man this has a familiar taste. Tasty brew. Maybe its the yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
Sweet malty aroma. Very clear amber colour with shy white head that diminishes fully. Sweet malt flavour with a nicely balanced bitterness and alcohol noticeable in the long dry finish. Medium light body. Tasty and potent without being overwhelming. Bottle.


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