Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.25/5 rDev +15.8%
beautiful copper gold. like liquid pennies. light head with good lacing, english.
i get orange on the nose, with malt and brown sugar, reminds me of fruit cake, or some other pudding. oak is subtle from this large pint glass.
unexpectedly light and drinkable mouthfeel, malty with vanilla, and again, subtle oak, not what I thought. clean and crisp finish. though todd alstrom nailed the sodium bicarbonate edge that it has.
The drinkability is perfect for me. I was worried and thought it would be big and sweet and oaky. Nope. It's wonderful. Built with purpose. I would not hesitate to drink this all night... unless I had to drive.
08-23-2009 00:46:55 | More by noeldundas
3.08/5 rDev -16.1%
Had on tap. Served very cold in a chilled mug so it took a awhile before I was really able to taste it. A nice beer but not a lot of intensity or complexity. Flavors blend well together but I was wanting a bit more. The carbonation is was high for my tastes. Wouldn't mind tasting again a some point but wont seek it out.
04-16-2010 16:50:33 | More by HopJ
3.53/5 rDev -3.8%
I think this is a solid beer... but perhaps not as interesting as other DBA's. The Firestone DBA is a bit of a plain jane but solid nonetheless. In being critical... it lacks any strong characteristics... but its very drinkable... safe... and a good quality ale.
I tasted it along side of the Firestone Union Jack IPA... and preferred the DBA ( I am not a big fan of IPA's).
01-20-2014 23:36:26 | More by JimiO
2.5/5 rDev -31.9%
I'm gonna have to agree with brother Jason Alström - It'd be hard to drink more than one of these.
I found it so smokey oaky--like a forest in my mouth! Finish is an acrid, arboreal dryness. I guess I'm a bare-bones malt and hops kinda guy, 'cause I haven't had this much fragrant wood in my mouth since... (insert terribly off-color gay porn reference here.) It's just NOT my thing. I want malt, people!
God forgive me for thinking a beer should taste like malted barley. Anyway, if you feel sucking on raw tree bark has run its course for you, put the branch down, and pick this up!
(And to think I washed this down with a shot of Grand Marnier. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!)
05-08-2008 04:39:48 | More by Exner83
4.38/5 rDev +19.3%
Appearance: Copper amber color
Smell: Very mild - pale malts, caramel malts, slightly biscuity, slight coffee - vaguely English hops
Taste: Caramel and pale malts, toasted grains, lightly toasted biscuits, and coffee - dry, with minimal sweetness - minimal bitterness, too - some English hops
Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth, nicely carbonated, very drinkable
Overall: Very Good
This is a very good English Pale Ale I've had. I enjoyed this beer very well
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2012 18:44:15 | More by jfvarela
3.74/5 rDev +1.9%
A- Pours a viscous 1" head and a slightly reddish copper amber color.
S- Very faint floral hops breaks through definite caramel.
T- Caramel, bakery, hops spice
M- moderately thick sweetness.
O- Caramel malts makes this not my cup of tea, however I would not object to being served one by any means.
03-19-2013 03:31:43 | More by Tchfunkta
3.8/5 rDev +3.5%
12 oz bottle served in pint glass
A: Copper color with visible carbonation
S: Chocolate and a little caramel
T: Slight chocolate flavor with additional tase of malt with a bready taste
M: Medium carbonation, creamy but not heavy
Overall: This is a refreshing session beer with good carbonation and very little bite. The beer goes down easily and it has a much more refined taste that big brewer regulars.
10-10-2011 18:47:01 | More by lazy8
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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