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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

2,111 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 2,111
Reviews: 682
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 69
Gots: 216 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this from the bottle and on tap at the brewery.

The filtered (regular) DBA has a crisper flavor than the unfiltered version. There’s a nice and toasty malt flavor to this honey-blonde looking beer, with some sweet nutty flavor and a touch of honey on the finish. Simply put, it’s a delight to drink.

(9/2011) One of my favorite beers from one of my favorite breweries. Of course, I could say that about any number of their beers.

Gave this one a vigorous pour into a tall Moonlight Ale pint glass. I immediately get an inch of foam. Big, billowy bubbles topping a wonderful caramel brown colored beverage.

Looks great, smells great too. I get a mellow caramel roast on the nose and full flavors from first taste. Warm, pleasant mouthfeel. Muted hints of oak/barrel-aging—but ever-so slightly, which should be expected since this beer isn’t aged, merely resting for a brief nap. Very mild, pleasant, some well-worn leather and light malts. Overall just a well-rounded, smooth, incredibly balanced beer. Not big, hoppy, or otherwise extreme—just excellent.

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Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,111 ratings.