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Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,775 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,775
Reviews: 649
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 54
Gots: 101 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerManDan on 08-24-2002)
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Poppajack

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-21-2012 01:03:16 | More by Poppajack
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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
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DMc8ride

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-28-2013 22:07:54 | More by DMc8ride
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jumbopanda

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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JMBSH

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Alabama

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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randyb0007

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-01-2014 03:46:17 | More by randyb0007
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-12-2014 16:42:21 | More by earljones199
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,775 ratings.