Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Double Barrel AleDouble Barrel Ale

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2,025 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,025
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 62
Gots: 179 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerManDan on 08-24-2002)
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color with a light tan head. In the aroma, mellow fruitiness and oaky presence. In the taste, fruity, small oak, and a caramel like presence. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry fruit and caramel like aftertaste. Very English, nice oak and fruit presence.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours a nice reddish brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head and great retention and great circular lacing

Smell: Upfront is a bit of earthy hops and to be honest I don't get much else

Taste: Very sweet forward character. The combination of the hops and malt create a unique fruit sweetness that I am not a fan of. The beer also has a brandy character maybe from the barrel again..Not sure if they used brandy barrels or not and the beer finishes with some caramel and toffee

Mouthfeel: Medium to low body and and medium carbonation

Overall: I am confused by what this beer is trying to be actually. I found it overly sweet and not all that enjoyable

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a SA perfect pint

Poured a clear tarnished copper with a small off white head. A somewhat aggressive pour gets about a finger and a half of head that recedes quickly with chunky lacing. Nose is earthy, biscuity malts. Taste is also malt forward with a faint, but pleasant, hop finish. Malts are bread and toffee notes rounded out by a nice herbal and tea-like finish. Medium bodied and a bit light on the carbonation. Feels more like and amber than a pale, and English amber? Is that even a style? What ever it may be it is a solid, drinkable brew.

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Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,025 ratings.