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Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,863 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,863
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 55
Gots: 125 | FT: 3
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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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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MusicmanSD

California

4.7/5  rDev +28.1%

Popped the cap off the bomber and immediately smelled oaked barreling. A good sign...hehe...The appearance looks like Stone Pale Ale, a little darker hue, head is tall at first, but doesn't last too long. Probably about 5 minutes max. The smell is awesome. Great oaked characteristics and caramel backgrounds with awesome spice hints. The taste is just the same. It's like a carbonated, oaked version of Stone's pale ale. Very, very tasty! The mouthfeel is heavy and perfectly carbonated in my opinion. The drinkability you ask? I could drink this all day! A very fine offering that I hope gets to a wider market soon! One of my new favorite American beers. Leads me to wonder what an Oaked Arrogant Bastard might taste like...

08-14-2006 04:03:27 | More by MusicmanSD
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drummstikk

California

4.65/5  rDev +26.7%

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!

12-08-2010 00:54:08 | More by drummstikk
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microbrew52

California

4.53/5  rDev +23.4%

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.

12-31-2009 04:33:30 | More by microbrew52
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Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,863 ratings.