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Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
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1,809 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,809
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 54
Gots: 117 | FT: 7
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerManDan on 08-24-2002)
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output01x

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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1/2-finger cream-colored head that quickly dissipates in a minute or so to a thin, messy dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a perfectly clear copper amber with a fair amount of small, slow-rising carbonation bubbles. Great lacing clings to the glass in sheets between sips but never lasts long.

Sweet, bready malts and grassy hops aromas combine nicely with an overlying spiciness to create a well-balanced nose. Notes of biscuits, whole grain bread crusts, caramel, and toffee.

Each sip starts out just like the nose with flavors of sweet malt, grassy hops, and a slight spiciness. As the beer is held in the mouth, notes of toffee, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, and green tea leaves become discernible. Upon swallowing, the caramel, vanilla, and green tea flavors really come out, giving this beer a medicinal character. A slight grassy bitterness lingers on the tongue between sips.

The body is light to medium, allowing a decent amount of flavor to come through without losing great drinkability. The carbonation is only slightly fizzy and does a great job of assisting in the drinkability without being overly noticeable.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 02:54:02 | More by output01x
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Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.