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Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,087 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 2,087
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 67
Gots: 208 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerManDan on 08-24-2002

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out as a nice looking amber color with a decent looking head on top. The retention and was nice along with lacing. The smell of the beer was malty with a nice hop aroma in there also. The taste of the beer had a solid balance also. Very drinkable mouthfeel, lightly carbonated. Overall this beer was pretty, it's something that is easy going and not too extreme.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Mappies
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Drinkerofales
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear amber with a large off white head that would have spilled over the SA Perfect Pint glass if I hadn't stopped pouring the beer about 65% of the way. Not much lacing.

Smell is bready, that's the first thing I noticed, then slightly roasty with a hint of hop fruitiness and yeast.

Taste follows closely, bready malt body, with a flash of bitter hops at the end, and a strange toast aftertaste.

Feel is smooth and light, without being fizzy. Great carbonation makes this feel almost creamy.

Overall, not a bad beer, especially if you don't want get too crazy. Easy for me to drink, except the toast aftertaste might be unappealing to some, but it's enjoyable for me.

DOA

Photo of jhb138
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this ones all over the map. pours a brassy bronzey color with a one inch head quickly fading but leaving nice lace each sip. smells fairly straight forward, a little malty but nothing unique. flavor is not too exciting either, but it is delicious. just a well rounded glass of ale, the definition of a session beer, gorgeous malt profile just the smallest sweetness at the end. doesnt stand up to pickled garlic, jalapenos, and okra, but thats alright. will be buying this one when i plan to sit out back and watch a long slow sunset over the rockies...

Photo of dlepeau
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bigalsd
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of TrojanWheels
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of tony223366
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Good looking beer! Excellent clarity with a rich copper color. Two fingers of white fluffy head. Small bubbles interspersed with large ones. Fantastic lacing is immediately present. Some action from the carbonation lingers for a while.

S: Rich caramel and a dark fruitiness is present in the beer. A small amount of breadiness. Hard to come across much by way of hops. Smells like it could be sweet.

T: Taste follows the nose. Rich caramel hits me first. Followed by a mild hop citrus. That quickly gives way to the dark fruit. Maybe even some brown sugar. A breadiness exists throughout as well. The finish is a little bitter but mostly clean.

M: Medium body with crisp carbonation. Smooth and almost creamy.

O: Very drinkable but almost a little cloying. It's interesting how much this feels like a dessert beer. Unfortunately this falls into the category of very average for an English Pale Ale. Not quite sessionable enough to be truly great.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of gafferjohn
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of EricCioe
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my neighbor Andrew for picking this up on a swing through CA.

This pours a medium copper with a frothy head that dies down to a little ring and island that leaves decent lace. On the nose there is caramel, esters, toasted malt, and earthy hops. It's well-balanced almost to a fault. In the mouth the toast and earthiness of the hops are the central players. The finish is medium and there is very good drinkability with this one, as the low abv and lack of super-assertive flavors make it easy to consume in quantity.

Overall, this is a decent beer, not a favorite, but not bad. I like my sessions brews a little more assertive and a little less balanced, but that's just me. The quality here is undeniable.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,087 ratings.