RATINGS: 657   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 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTown (127) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Draught at Park Ave fest. Pours deep copper with white head. The maple sugar was evident, as was some fruity notes. Unfortunately my tasting was hampered by the plastic cup it was served in, as well as the low 90s degree temps outside. I will endeavor to retaste under proper conditions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (449) - South Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2017
Wow, cant recall the last time I had a beer from Vermont, also had not previously heard of a "double altbier;" regardless, this is a delicious super-malty brew, pours a rich slightly cloudy amber-brown color, cool caramel and brown sugar malt aroma. Medium-full bodied with a lot of texture, almost chewy like caramel toffee. Flavor is multiple layers of sweet malty and red fruit notes, reminiscent of a doppelbock. Finish is very slightly boozy, with overall a delicious and sweet savory profile. Thoroughly enjoyable!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehaak26 (423) - - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle from Beers of the World into a pint glass. Little to no carbonation. Aroma is all malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
meccahh69lol (124) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 26, 2017
While this isnt quite a barn burner, this is a very solid offering from Long Trail and the best beer of theirs that I have tried so far. It pours a nice rosy brown with a thick tan head. The taste is of a malty mouthfeel with chocolatey notes and a bit of a yakky baltic aftertaste. It goes down relatively easy, but sneaks up on you. Never really had an altbier consciously before, but this is basically a mid point between an amber ale and brown ale with a bit more alcoholic kick. Worth a shot if youre in the mood and like dark, malty brews. Otherwise, it is not a tragedy to miss out on this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (819) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2017
On tap at Valhalla. Pours light clear copper. Hoppy and light bodied for an Alt. However, to manage 7.2% out of a lager is pretty impressive and this beer doesnt tip its hand at all, it tastes really smooth with no off flavors and a clean finish. Good, if unexciting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (476) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2016 Pours almost-clear copper with nearly zero head, just an off-white right. Nice color though. Aroma is slightly malty and just a hint of earthy hop. Flavor is a whole different bag... Delicious waves of malty goodness bread/cracker mixed with a nice dose of caramel. Very slight earthy bitter catches up at the finish, leaving the palate very clean and ready for a another sip. Again, delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (2929) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2016
On tap at Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD. Clear, copper-orange with a small an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of orange, caramel and honey. Taste of caramel, wood, orange, honey, alcohol and bitter resin with a bitter rotten fruit aftertaste. Very strange. There is a clash between the basic malt and fruit flavor and the weird aftertaste. Medium/full body and medium carbonation with a nice mouthfeel. There is much to like in this beer, but nearly as much to dislike. It's a pity about that aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapefuzz (372) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2016 Draught. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet and full of malt with some fruit. Big taste of caramel malt. Some grass and pine towards the end. Bitter finish. Medium body. Medium, fizzy carbonation. Oily, slightly heavy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (6314) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. It pours a deep orange color with a small off white head. The aroma is thick with orange, caramel and honey. Light hints of earthy hops. The flavor is the same. Orange, honey and caramel. Very thick and oily on the palate and sweet for the style. A decent amount of earthy bitterness in the finish. Overall, not bad, but a little too sweet and syrupy for me to rate it high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1860) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2016
A sweet malt aroma with a hint of honey, pours a reddish brown color with a thin short lasting well laced head. An interesting taste, sweet malt hops and a hint of something like lemon grass. A full body with a malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (2858) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Bottle, pours a medium amber with a hint of haze and a tan cap. The smell is roasted malt, fruit sweetness, and a touch of brown sugar and herbs. The taste is roasted malt, fruity, crisp hops in the middle ending crisp with a lingering sweetness. Light+ in body with average carbonation. I lived in Düsseldorf for 4 years, this is in the ballpark of a Stikebier but unfortunately doesn't hold up to the originals.

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