Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev +9.8%
Pours a beautiful toffee red with lovely frothy head and lacing.
Smell is very complex. Yeasty, honeycomb malts, oranges. Definitely get the oak, but it contributes not so much in terms of aromatics but more in terms of a slightly fruity, Belgian, even fusel-like note.
Taste is a carryover of subtle oak, honeycomb, oranges.
Mouthfeel is moderate- goes down creamy and easily with a bitter finish, fairly sharp and yeasty, boozy, Belgian.
Overall a nice, complex beer which drinks like it might as well have come from the Fuller's stable.
11-25-2012 02:51:52 | More by danieelol
4.13/5 rDev +12.5%
This beer pours a dark golden color with a thight tan head. the thin head fades slowly, leaving sparce lace.
This beer smells mildly of floral hops. I get a slight caramel sweet aroma. The aroma is pretty mild.
This beer tastes like it smells, with one exception. I get a slightly bready flavor as well.
This beer is crisp and refreshing. It is highly carbonated. It leaves a flroal aftertaste.
This beer would probably make a good session beer. It is mild and low in alcohol.
Overall: This is a good sessionable beer from a solid brewery. I am supprized that it took me so long to review it.
07-08-2011 02:03:59 | More by OStrungT
3.45/5 rDev -6%
The Double Barrel ale poured a clear red with a single finger foam head that stayed for a little while. Not much in the way of lacing.
The smell was caramel and a subdued hop note. The first drink was a sharp slap to the face as it gave quite a bite. It mellowed after a few drinks and had a good caramel profile. It was sweet on the finish.
It didn't have much for feel in the mouth. It left a tad bit of bitterness but was here and gone. Overall I found it to be a fairly uneventful amber.
08-06-2008 03:37:40 | More by cswhitehorse
4.16/5 rDev +13.4%
Nice nose on this one. Quite sweet, with a good amount of caramel coming out....perhaps a hint of that vanilla from the barrels. Good stuff.
The taste has an initial hop bite to it, giving way to a sweet chorus of caramel malts intermingling with just a hint of oak and biscuit and just a little vanilla as well too on the finish. It's all perceptible, and makes for a pretty interesting and well rounded EPA.
06-29-2014 02:20:48 | More by NODAK
3.18/5 rDev -13.4%
Thanks to Intriqken and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for this one
A: Pours a caramel color with a small frothy head. Light, porous lacing.
S: Faint malty smell with some floral hops in the back. Not much aroma overall.
T: Not much flavor overall, but tha barrel brewing is evident with a soft vanilla flavor and an dry, woody taste.
M: Light in body with light-moderate carbonation. A course and grainy texture.
D: The woody taste is definitely interesting, but I'm not so sure that I could take much of it. This one gets a "meh".
08-09-2007 00:47:04 | More by klewis
3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
clear deep copper color. half inch foamy head leaves little lacing.
aroma is malty sweet with some floral notes. fairly light even after letting it warm.
not much residual sweetness. leaning towards malt, but a nice finishing bitterness. an easy drinker if you dont want to maul your tastebuds.
01-10-2006 00:59:57 | More by joecast
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
Thanks to EinWeizenbitte for this extra.
Pours a clear amber color with 2 fingers of frothy off-white head. Good retention and nice sticky lacing for the most part. Smells of caramel, bready malts, fruit, and floral hops. Tastes of caramel and bread with a touch of vanilla. Light earthy hops kick perk up in the end along with a fruity finish of grapes. Medium/medium-light in body with average carbonation. Sweet and bready with a semi-dry crisp finish. An all right amber ale but could use a little more hop presence, seemed very overshadowed by the malt.
01-07-2009 22:29:33 | More by HopDerek
4.13/5 rDev +12.5%
Ultra effervescent and foamy cream colored head, massive and rocky! Medium amber hued brew. Subtle woody nose with sweet malt backing. Toasty oak flavors abound, mingling with some fruitiness and leafy hop bitters. Nice complex finish, showing some caramel like notes and more woodiness. A uniquely tasty ale. Thanks CRJM for the bottles!
04-12-2004 13:21:51 | More by beerluvr
3.25/5 rDev -11.4%
Look - good two finger's worth of foam. Pale rust color, close to red amber. Low carbonation.
Smell - hopy smell, not malty or worty at all.
Taste - Not a very strong taste at all...very mild-mannered and easy going. Gentle bitterness. Hopy taste is on the same level as the smell.
Mouthfeel - very light, but the general taste makes it more pleasant a feeling that it would be for a generic light beer.
Drinkability - a very low key beer, but with great drinkability. I could definitely come back for more of this one.
06-14-2010 05:04:43 | More by Nerudamann
Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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