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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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Beerbuddy21

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-09-2012 05:47:09 | More by Beerbuddy21
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-22-2013 12:51:04 | More by Yeti1979
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danieelol

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful toffee red with lovely frothy head and lacing.

Smell is very complex. Yeasty, honeycomb malts, oranges. Definitely get the oak, but it contributes not so much in terms of aromatics but more in terms of a slightly fruity, Belgian, even fusel-like note.

Taste is a carryover of subtle oak, honeycomb, oranges.

Mouthfeel is moderate- goes down creamy and easily with a bitter finish, fairly sharp and yeasty, boozy, Belgian.

Overall a nice, complex beer which drinks like it might as well have come from the Fuller's stable.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 02:51:52 | More by danieelol
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-29-2012 18:02:59 | More by BigMike
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Nugganooch

California

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Firestone Walker's flagship Double Barrel Ale. A brew I probably take for granted and grow tired of often becuase it in every restaurant nowadays. Having attended college on the Central Coast of Cali lets just say DBA has been around and I have been around DBA. Each time I revisit brings thoughts of an English Style Pub. With a Passion for the Pale.

12oz Bottle Dated 10/04/11
*Pint glass

A: DBA Pours a clear copper like amber color with a perfect khaki two fingers of cakey foam. Head slips away slowly leaving a maze of lacing.

S: Smell is malty with a sweet carmelized sugar aroma and a dry leaf tobacco component. The combination of spice, earth, and wood notes. Some light pines as well.

T: Has a caramel toffee malt sweetness overall. Although served up nice and light with a distinct moderate hop bitterness. Oak breezes through with some pine and earth notes. Drinks more like an English Bitter with the woodsy flavors really well incorporated. Incredible in balance.

M: Light to medium body with a frothy mouthfeel and dry crisp finish. Perfect carbonation levels.

D: Simple yet complex. Great caramel flavors and nice hop bitterness yet sessionable at the lower ABV range. Barrell treatment provides another intricate layer of flavors. Still tastes fresh and delicous after 2 months.

As I sit back and reflect to break down this old friend it all makes perfect sense as to why this is so flagship. Everything just comes together to make perfect sense.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 23:11:17 | More by Nugganooch
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ultra effervescent and foamy cream colored head, massive and rocky! Medium amber hued brew. Subtle woody nose with sweet malt backing. Toasty oak flavors abound, mingling with some fruitiness and leafy hop bitters. Nice complex finish, showing some caramel like notes and more woodiness. A uniquely tasty ale. Thanks CRJM for the bottles!

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2004 13:21:51 | More by beerluvr
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look - good two finger's worth of foam. Pale rust color, close to red amber. Low carbonation.

Smell - hopy smell, not malty or worty at all.

Taste - Not a very strong taste at all...very mild-mannered and easy going. Gentle bitterness. Hopy taste is on the same level as the smell.

Mouthfeel - very light, but the general taste makes it more pleasant a feeling that it would be for a generic light beer.

Drinkability - a very low key beer, but with great drinkability. I could definitely come back for more of this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 05:04:43 | More by Nerudamann
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nygannon

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-03-2013 23:02:44 | More by nygannon
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev +9%

04-27-2013 16:23:07 | More by drgonzo2k2
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JoeMans

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

03-05-2014 17:57:12 | More by JoeMans
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tswater

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-29-2013 02:19:50 | More by tswater
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-22-2014 22:11:13 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-19-2012 10:24:31 | More by AlexChillton
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megamass

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-18-2013 04:15:36 | More by megamass
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-01-2012 02:57:24 | More by GennyCreamAle
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-02-2013 05:53:26 | More by BYOFB
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4/5  rDev +9%

01-03-2013 03:22:48 | More by DerwinWentworth
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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev +9%

01-30-2013 04:25:24 | More by marct
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danwho

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-04-2013 03:56:12 | More by danwho
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Rihup

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

06-08-2013 23:57:25 | More by Rihup
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

03-17-2014 14:37:04 | More by FrankHammer
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

06-26-2014 22:06:54 | More by sammyg832
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-29-2013 19:19:53 | More by KeyWestGator
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is dark amber in color with an off white head and good lace. Smell of lightly sweet apples, malt and hop. Taste has a light sweet and sour apple flavor with light malt and hop leaving a light bitterness on the roof of the mouth. Mouthfeel is a medium thats viscous and good carbonation. Nothing complex, but still a good easy drinking brew

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 03:49:00 | More by Bookseeb
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-08-2013 15:16:30 | More by BUNZILLA
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,782 ratings.