Double Barrel Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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83
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2,749 Ratings
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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:
2,749
Reviews:
777
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
486
For Trade:
4
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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

Photo of Jwale73
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz. can served in a shaker pint. Canned on 1/17/17. Pours a lovely translucent copper hue with a dense, one inch, cream-colored head. Nose is fairly subdued - pale malts with a hint of sweetness and a trace of floral notes towards the back. Taste consistent with nose; however, that trace of sweetness is overshadowed by biscuity notes. Mouthfeel is light in body with a mild, easy carbonation. That said, it comes off a bit watery in the texture. Overall, a solid example of the style. Not sure why the reviews are so low. I bet it's delicious on-cask.

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Photo of RobertJBeer
4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kinmundy77
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of williahd
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickyDee21
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chossboss
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsbirnba
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint glass at my school. A little bitter but went down smooth. It's a good beer, but this is not the best beer that Firestone Walker brews.

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Photo of dnbspider86
4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wiffler27
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a rich amber, mahogany color with a solid head. looks pretty beautiful

smell is lots of malt. caramel sweetness, slight honey.

taste is clean and malty. good flavor and nice body. clearly an English pale ale vs an American pale ale. similar to a regular English bitter. i could put this away on a nice fall day. would be very interested in trying this on cask

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

Photo of Wizzle32
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wheels2532
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FadetoBock
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Madrigae
4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful amber color with crystaline clarity. The aroma is sweet caramel, mineral yeast notes and a hop note that is more floral/herbal. The palate is impeccably balanced with marble rye bread, caramel and beautiful hop character- not an IPA hopiness, but rather a crisp, woodsy style. This is a classic and a welcome refuge from the sea of West Coast hop drones.

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Photo of Wontonst
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of marlowe57
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nitro tap at Lardo Portland. Settled nicely. 1/2 inch foam head, white. Body is a copper color, very clear. Mild aroma, a little malt, a little hops. Taste is mild as well. A little bread / cereal. A light sweetness maybe butterscotch. Mild and little are key. Nothing here is in your face. A bit thin for me, not sure if the nitro helped or hurt that. Clean finish. Pleasant.

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Photo of Aoyoc
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,749 ratings.
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