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Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale
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89
very good

171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
100% Barrel Fermented.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 04-11-2004)
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California

2/5  rDev -49.7%

03-11-2013 12:32:27 | More by Zephids
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spamages

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

12-27-2011 01:09:02 | More by spamages
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Samuel906

California

2.75/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This was the second time I've had this, and the first time and the only time I've seen it outside of the Firestone brewery. Looks very similar to the normal DBA, but slightly lighter in color, with some mild sediment and lots of head. Smell is slightly more bready and yeasty than DBA, but disappointingly mellow. Taste is sweet, slight oak, a touch bitter, but very similar to the normal DBA. Very smooth. Overall, underwhelming.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2013 05:26:20 | More by Samuel906
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Mollerina


2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

04-21-2012 00:50:11 | More by Mollerina
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girllovesbier

California

3/5  rDev -24.6%

11-27-2011 08:45:08 | More by girllovesbier
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Beer21

Florida

3/5  rDev -24.6%

05-06-2014 03:28:49 | More by Beer21
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Ilovebeer1549

California

3/5  rDev -24.6%

04-13-2013 21:59:14 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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RichBeer

California

3/5  rDev -24.6%

11-16-2011 08:49:21 | More by RichBeer
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cmgage

California

3/5  rDev -24.6%

07-01-2014 22:54:57 | More by cmgage
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.6%

06-07-2013 04:09:41 | More by oglmcdgl
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washburnkid

New York

3.2/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed at the brewery. Reviewed from notes.

Just barely hazy light copper/dark amber hues. Not much head retention and minimal lacing at best. Very fruity on the nose, with a huge aroma reminding me of apples. The flavors really fell flat for me here. There is apple and then a lightly toasted malt, but nothing is very prominent and I'm having a really difficult time discerning more flavors. The mouthfeel is thin, and the carbonation is lightly slacking. The brew leaves behind a nondescript film over my palate. I'm a little disappointed with this one. What I tried at the brewery tastes very little like what others have described. It was my first beer of the day, so I know my palate was fresh and ready to discern flavors. I would easily try this again, but that'll have to wait until I can get to the brewery again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2010 18:55:26 | More by washburnkid
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ACB

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

03-31-2014 19:05:01 | More by ACB
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jeff1973

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

03-07-2013 03:53:55 | More by jeff1973
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Bushwood

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

09-06-2013 17:37:03 | More by Bushwood
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spicelab

Australia

3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint from FW brewery taproom@Paso Robles. Reviewed from notes.

Deep amber. Little to no head. Steady bead.

Strong toffee and dark fruit malt character gives good aromas of plums and prunes, while a pronounced grainy element and a sweet floral edge round out a suitably English nose.

Melange of maltiness, with ginger nut biscuits in spades, alongside nutty and mild caramel notes. Faint floral hops. Nicely balanced.

Moderate but spot on carbonation provides a nice lifted vibrancy.

Quaffable session beer. Clean, crisp and hits the spot. An able exposition of English styles.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 11:38:29 | More by spicelab
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kojevergas

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught at Firestone Walker's new taproom (not the tasting room) in Paso Robles on its grand opening day. They ran out by the time I returned on the night of its second day of operation. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, decent thickness, and okay retention. Colour is a hazy semitransparent copper-gold. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Very fresh orange peel, clove, citrusy notes, and clean malts. A mild strength aroma - but also a pleasant and fresh one.

T: Orange citrus fruit esters - very fresh and brilliant. Quite enjoyable and pleasant. Simple but very balanced. Some floral hops. Very well built for what they're going for. The orange peel is really incredible. There's a note here that's almost cidery. Refreshing.

Mf: Smooth, wet, crisp, and fresh. Adequately carbonated. Very pleasant. Near perfect thickness. Complements the flavours well by not intruding on them. No oak comes through.

Dr: Very drinkable. I'd definitely have it again. Refreshing and enjoyable. Great for what it's trying to do, but it fails to be great due to its relative lack of both complexity and subtlety. There's nothing unique here, but it's one of Firestone Walker's better beers.

High B-

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2012 03:58:06 | More by kojevergas
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mctizzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-06-2014 14:24:01 | More by mctizzz
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Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-07-2012 02:25:02 | More by Glibber
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California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-13-2014 20:06:19 | More by Kramerwtmf
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-16-2013 13:37:25 | More by nollie77
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-18-2013 20:24:28 | More by ystazi
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California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-14-2012 04:39:42 | More by bh123
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-22-2013 23:31:59 | More by Gobzilla
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MrDave

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-23-2013 18:28:34 | More by MrDave
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-07-2014 02:43:22 | More by Texasfan549
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Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.