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Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Double Barrel AleDouble Barrel Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,904 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,904
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 57
Gots: 137 | 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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4/5  rDev +9%

gshak, Nov 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

yoitsarch, Nov 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

beer76inthesouth, Nov 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

tleifj, Nov 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

RhodyNative, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Bottled August 21st 2012.

A real nice pour brings a great dark copper red caramel body, crystal clear, hints of chestnut brown edges, a nice smorgasborg of colors. Head is off white, somewhat fluffy making three fingers, with some decent pinhead size consistency. A real classic looking pint.

Nose is filled with lots of wonderment. Toasty crispy malt backbone, with a sweet cinnamon. Hints of fruity esters. Caramel and strawberries. Real nice mix on the bouquet here, quite decent and impressive really digging this, and excited about what might come next.

Palate hits with a large but mellow tea herbal palate. Finishes clean with a light body and bringing the toast aromas found on the nose. Slightly grainy finish. Quenching. Mild sense of cream and a mellow oolong black tea like aftertaste, and lots leafy character.

Overall, from the nose to palate there is a little bit of minor disappointment but it's still a very solid beer.

smakawhat, Nov 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Beerbuddy21, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

ejhansen7, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

apg1014, Nov 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

mcsauter82, Nov 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Gtotango, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

chrisxmartin, Nov 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

rafa1213, Nov 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

rolltide8425, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

davidkennedy85, Oct 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

roblund, Oct 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

lauran24, Oct 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

AWL, Oct 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

SFC21, Oct 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JayCin, Oct 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

mattdbh, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of Immortale25
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Special thanks to SatlyMalty for this, my first FW beer. Poured into a Ninkasi Brewing pint. No freshness date.

A- Pours a clean medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white bubbly head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and random assortments of surface foam.

S- Biscuity and doughy with a soft herbal hop aroma. Definitely smells like an English ale.

T- Bready malt with a touch of hop bitterness. Toasty, somewhat nutty. Very Easy to drink with a moderate amount of alcohol flavor. Faint caramel sweetness.

M- Very smooth with a moderate body. Medium carbonation.

O- A very good all-around brew that's spot on for the style. Excellent balance makes for easy drinking.

Immortale25, Oct 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jamesDaExMoBeerGuy, Oct 21, 2012
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,904 ratings.