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Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Double Barrel AleDouble Barrel Ale

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1,984 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,984
Reviews: 661
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 61
Gots: 166 | FT: 4
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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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Lord_of_the_Rinks, Jan 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

alexanf, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

doremite, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BalancingBrooms, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Nunya, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
2.51/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nice deep amber color with a two finger head of off white head. The foamy looking head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a caramel and toffee smells with some lighter notes of a grainy aroma. Along with these smells are some notes of a more bready nature as well as a little bit of a haylike smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit flavor with a light caramel sweetness. These flavors create a base for the taste with them remaining rather constant throughout. After the initial tastes, which are quite smooth, some tea and haylike flavors come to the tongue. These flavors, as well as a little bit of a grassy taste really take away from the smoothness of the flavor and add a somewhat off taste to the flavor profile. In the end, the mix of flavors that is left on the tongue, leaves one with a somewhat unpleasant tea and vegetal, bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. A thinner body and a higher carbonation would have likely been a bit better for the brew, helping minimize some of the more unpleasant flavors of the brew.

Overall – A bit too hay and grassy like for the style with a slightly off flavor profile that ends up creating a rather harsh taste. Not one I would recommend.

Darkmagus82, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

dedbeer, Dec 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

JellyJacket, Dec 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Jeysun23, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Jonada, Dec 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Tayloraphilips, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ethanmc12, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

EGolfer4, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

sevenarts, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

MattXT, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

enelson, Dec 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- nice copper color, half finger of off white head, large bubbles, head goes down pretty quick.

S- malty sweetness, not much hops, little caramel in there, really not much going on

T- caramel sweetness, light maltiness, little bit of hops in the end, some breadiness

M- light, goes down easy, a little dry I guess

O- this is just a very simple beer, not much going on, drinkable but very little flavor profile.

TheosTheories, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

humulusphile, Dec 17, 2013
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,984 ratings.