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Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,782 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,782
Reviews: 649
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 54
Gots: 103 | FT: 5
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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drummstikk

California

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
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microbrew52

California

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
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GuidedByVoices

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

12-17-2012 18:46:08 | More by avckc
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TeamUgly

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

11-26-2011 18:58:12 | More by TeamUgly
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

12-06-2013 02:08:16 | More by G-Hawk
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Montana

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Musineer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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EddieG28

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Ross_Haddow

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Michael_DaBeers_IV

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Jamie134

California

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.
83 out of 100 based on 1,782 ratings.