Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.65/5 rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5
Immediate rose, honeysuckle, and toast, followed by pleasant tartness, medium toasted bread, oak-derived vanillin, and dry floral hops. Esters are immediate and clear, but never overpowering, while caramel malts just tickle your tongue. Such a welcome respite from the onslaught of American Pale Ales! Finish is an aromatic maltiness any Brit expatriate would appreciate. Color is dark straw and brilliant clear. Body is medium to light, with oak esters and tannins providing a bit of balance to the malt-heavy brew. This beer is underestimated by hop-addled West-Coasters. Try DBA first, in the afternoon, in a garden, with the sun setting. Think on your wife, your loved ones. Think on your life. Amazing!
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2010 00:54:08 | More by drummstikk
4.53/5 rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
The beer pours a hazy thick dark brown. The aroma is good. It has a nice pale malt and burnt toffee aroma that's a bit sweet smelling with just enough roasted character. If you have the cask next to the keg you can really taste the difference. The oak works well with this beer. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is my first FW beer. I like the their use of multiple specialty grains as well as the barrel fermenting. It offers up an interesting tasting experience.
Serving type: cask
12-31-2009 04:33:30 | More by microbrew52
4.5/5 rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
This is a British Pale Ale despite others believing it is an amber. Amber merely describes the color. Website says all imported malt and hops. The result is apparent in the taste. It is more of a low-key session beer, highly drinkable. The oak fermentation also contributes a smoothness and sweetness to the beer. Very enjoyable.
Serving type: on-tap
10-26-2005 17:32:27 | More by Jamie134
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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