Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3.98/5
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259 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
100% Barrel Fermented.

Added by Zorro on 04-11-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,275
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
259
pDev:
10.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Kind of a misnomer, as Jeffers Richardson has said this beer isn't unfiltered, just totally fermented in FW union barrel system oak barrels, rather than blended with beer DBA fermented in stainless steel. In any case, it's a really tasty brew, highlighting the vanilla/oaky notes the normal DBA has. As I understand it, fermenting fully in the union barrels makes the brew less shelf stable, which is why this is usually just draught brewery-only. Too bad, as it's a cool and unique spin on an English ale that I think a lot of folks would like.

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

All the best parts of regular DBA with the added benefit of more oak! Awesome that this seems to be a constant growler fill beer at the brewery.

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4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
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Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 259 ratings