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Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,809 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,809
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 54
Gots: 117 | FT: 7
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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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-10-2013 18:59:00 | More by twenty5
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ACarp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-24-2014 05:00:24 | More by ACarp
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Jesta384

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-24-2014 15:21:30 | More by Jesta384
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PG2G

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-30-2014 02:23:32 | More by PG2G
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JayCin

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-24-2012 21:47:36 | More by JayCin
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-09-2014 01:27:55 | More by HoppyBastard2
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-06-2014 19:27:13 | More by Dicers
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-23-2013 13:43:16 | More by kjkinsey
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srandycarter

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice clear caramel. Not much head. Not much lace.

S - Not much of anything really. Slight malt and maybe some hops.

T - Medium middle malt core, slight hops shoring it up. Tasty.

M - Light bodied, good carb, decent coating.

D - Very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2009 05:03:44 | More by srandycarter
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areich6

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-22-2011 07:44:48 | More by areich6
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jhb138

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-22-2012 20:44:43 | More by jhb138
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-15-2012 20:15:04 | More by ncstateplaya
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-05-2013 14:49:53 | More by Rollzroyce21
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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-23-2012 06:40:32 | More by oldvines
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Poppajack

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-21-2012 01:03:16 | More by Poppajack
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alostplot

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-08-2014 01:59:20 | More by alostplot
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Naterobsnyk4

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-24-2012 05:35:56 | More by Naterobsnyk4
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briman

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into standard pint glass.

Pours crystal clear amber with about a half-inch caramel colored head. Average head retention....some lacing, but not a lot.

Aroma is caramel malt, with some notes of vanilla.

Taste is pretty mild, some caramel malt sweetness. Hops are there, and they come through with a hint of bitterness in the finish, but just aren't strong enough for me to really get a feel for their character. Finishes slightly sweet, with a hint of alcohol, and maybe a little bit of smoke thrown in.

Well balanced, with a medium body, & low carbonation. Pretty low-key beer, not really anything that makes you stand up and take notice....as an American Amber it seems tame, seems more like a mild English bitter. For my money, it's pretty much middle of the road.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2006 02:05:54 | More by briman
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-28-2014 04:17:03 | More by Erik-P
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-28-2014 19:16:02 | More by appetiteforparis
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csrbv

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-28-2014 17:02:30 | More by csrbv
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ambruns1979

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-12-2012 01:25:48 | More by ambruns1979
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-23-2013 14:55:42 | More by ToddThompson
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-05-2014 17:11:43 | More by MikeWard
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clearish, orange amber color. White head, large bubbles, couple fingers. Lacing is full but doesn't last.

Notes of vanilla, caramel, diacetyl and ethanol, and a slightly sweet grain in the nose. May be power of suggestion but I detect some oakiness as well.

The flavor doesn't seem quite as complex. High carbonation sort of steals the flavor off the tongue and leaves a sparkly stickiness. Bland caramel malt flavor, a hint of hops that don't stand out or add much overall. I suppose it seems a bit like an APA in some respects, but to me it's very characteristic of an amber ale, and not an outrageously good one.

The mouthfeel is thinnish, aided by the carbonation. The malts seem a bit thin, and the hop bill just takes away an chewiness they had. Not bad for style but in my opinion hurts the beer overall and brings it into the range of "every other" amber ale rather than a style-standout.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2008 08:05:29 | More by BretSikkink
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.