Saturday, 18 May 2013

Long Trail Double Bag Ale

Long Trail Double Bag Ale is the progeny of the Long Trail Brewing Co., out of Bridgewater Corners, Vermont. According to the Long Trail website, this beer is alternately called a "strong ale", a "double alt", and a "stickebier". Additionally, the website learned me that Double Bag contains a healthy 7.2% alcohol and weighs in at 33 IBUs.

Sold in 12oz. bottles with a label featuring conjoined bovines, Double Bag pours a lovely, slightly hazy copper colour, topped with a cloud of creamy head. It has a malt-heavy aroma, with some warm, grainy notes. D.B. has a delightful, well-wounded flavour.  It manages to be malty, a bit toasty, and slightly sweet.  Fair warning--this stuff doesn't taste anywhere near as potent as its 7.2%.  Either tread lightly or plan accordingly, lest you wake up in a gutter

Double Bag Ale is a brew well worth watching out for. It's tasty, potent, and well worth your time.  I had a bottle compliments of my father-in-law, and it came with high praise. Turns out, the praise was well deserved.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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