Long Trail Double Bag (7.2 ABV bottle)- Altbier- Long Trail Brewing Co., VT
Grade: A- BREW OF THE BLOG!
Poured into an imperial pint.
Appearance: Crystal clear, chestnut brown with amber touches. Inch thick off-white head settles to a thin covering with nice lacing. A really good looking beer.
Smell: Subdued aroma. Some floral notes and hop twang. Alcohol in the back.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, but not thick. Slightly dry finish. Nice mild alcohol warmth.
Taste: Very nice balance between hop bitterness and biscuity malt. Some sweetness and alcohol spice.
Drinkability: Very smooth and quaffable.
Overall: This brew doesn’t drink like you would think a 7.2 ABV would. Double Bag is a solid yet subtle beer. Some might dismiss it because there’s nothing really over the top about it, but that’s why I like it. Sometimes you need a beer that is well crafted but not a test of your mouth’s endurance to drink. This is a balanced beer that is far from boring and is very drinkable. If you come across this either in a pub or liquor store do yourself a favor and give it a try. Just watch out for that ABV; it will sneak up on you.
Kudos to Long Trail for another winning brew.