DBA (Double Barrel Ale) | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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DBA (Double Barrel Ale)DBA (Double Barrel Ale)
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerManDan on 08-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,770
Reviews:
785
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
488
For Trade:
4
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Photo of onlymurderers
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkarimi
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagoish
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsa7783
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mixed twelve pack copped from Bottle King in Morris Plains. Copper, ruddy hue with minimal frothing. Faint aroma replete with hints of molasses and bread. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterLambic
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored with a white head. Decent lacing.
Smell is more brown ale than pale ale. Malt, caramel, light nut note, hops, bread.
Taste is more of the same, a hoppier brown ale without the color. Malt, hops, caramel and bread note. Balance is very good.
Slightly heavier than a typical pale with a good lingering maltiness.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Clear copper amber as a showcase, it tops with rather thick foamy off-white head that retains itself with pretty good retention before gradually collapsing to some bubble sheet on the surface and leaving some lacing on the glass-side.

In a nose, sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, toasted oak, toasted bread, biscuit, also with a hint of earthy and resiny hop.

Straightforward EPA through the palate, I get sweet malt at first with the suggestion caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, toasted bread, and biscuit. The fermentation in oak barrel summons its toasted oak profile while hop lend its earthy and very dry resiny touch.

Medium body with rather smooth mouthfeel and mild carbonation, the feeling is well-rounded with a very dry finish.

Plenty of malt here and there with a reflection of caramel, toffee, vanilla, bread, as well as toasted oak from the time in there.

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Photo of csmrx7
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a variety 12-pack $15.99 Foodland
Clear amber color
Light carbonation
Medium-light mouthfeel
Toasted malt, caramel taste. Thinner taste than I had expected
Overall just ok. Based on the name I had expected a bolder taste, but this doesn't have much character. Would not buy again.

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Photo of dd53grif
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhiskeyMax
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours and Amber orange with short lived head. Smell has toasted malt character without being very discerning. Taste is much of the same, not much distinguishable. Good carbonation and a nice dryness to the finish. Overall it's just ok. I will finish the six pack but not sure I'll buy another. Good on a lazy Sunday afternoon sitting on the porch.

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Photo of Stout_beast
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonSchwartz
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in Gothenburg, Sweden, so perhaps not as fresh as closer to home.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, "Canned On" date 1-17-17.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, copper color with one-finger off-white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is moderate lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread, brown sugar and an earthy metallic note.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet brown sugar and bread then an earthy metallic hop profile.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good beer for the style but, it's not my favorite style, I would recommend to anyone who enjoys English Pale Ale but would not seek this one out again.

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Photo of samEBC
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of charrel
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbrandt22
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance has a hazy copper/amber colored body with a one finger white foamy head that settles within a minute to a lumpy yet somewhat settled looking head with a clingy foamy lacing that graces the sides of the glass. The smell has a bready, earthy, malty, light spicy, light hoppy aroma. The taste is sweet yet bitter but also a bit of that earthy breadiness coming back with a somewhat dry malty aftertaste and dry finish. The palate is light to medium and definitely sessionable. The carbonation seems smooth for the style and I would say good to me. Overall, I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time, all I have to say is I’m certainly glad to have this. I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of lost_sailor
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lt_Col_Kilgore
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my favorite beer from this brewery. It's a great example of a well-balanced beer.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drews240
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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DBA (Double Barrel Ale) from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,770 ratings.
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