Long Trail Triple Bag

Another Monday over with. Work has lately just been crappy in general. It’s really busy and really stressful, so I’ve been looking forward to going to the gym and coming home and relaxing. I just scared the crap out of my sister. She saw my cat eating “something,” thinking it was a bug. I picked it up with a napkin (it was a thing of fuzz) and said that it was a “big…scary…FUZZ” and shoved it in her face and she screamed. After which, I collapsed into laughter in the hallway. Now that I’ve composed myself, time for a brew.

ABV: 9.2%

Style: American Strong Ale

Trivia: According to beerpulse.com, “Long Trail Triple Bag: A high-malt version of Double Bag. Malty, full-bodied double Alt. Was supposed to be a one-off beer but surprise, surprise…”

Random: There isn’t any information on the Long Trail website about this beer…given how extensive their website is, that’s pretty surprising.

This is probably the most exciting Long Trail label that I’ve seen. The cow on it looks pretty bad ass. The brew poured with almost no head. There was an inkling of tan on top of cloudy dark brown body. There was also a bit of red to the body when held to the light. I couldn’t see any carbonation on the brew due to the cloudiness. The nose had a lot going on. I got raisins, brown sugar, caramel and an almost cloying sweetness to it. The taste was incredibly sweet at the start. I got a bit of raisin, but more biscuit malt on the taste than I got in the nose. At the end, there was a little bit of bitterness to it. The booze is upfront and apparent. The body had very low carbonation and medium thickness, bordering on the syrupy side. The finish was long with hot booze. Not a bad brew by any means, but not something I’d rush back to have.

Note: After it warmed for about 20 minutes, the booze calmed down a bit and the flavors were a bit more in sync. I would have this one again, as long as I let it warm up sufficiently.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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