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

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DBA (Double Barrel Ale)DBA (Double Barrel Ale)
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3.67/5
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2,782 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#32,772
Reviews:
786
Ratings:
2,782
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
3.62
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
494
Trade:
4
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Photo of secondtooth
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clean amber, with off-white head. A little lace, but not so prominent.

Aroma: Seems malty with hints of the oak barrels and associated notes of vanilla and wood. Nice and different.

Taste: Nicely oaked, with a pleasant caramel malty flavor and an injection of citrusy hops in there. Supremely balanced, and a uniquely different (and delicious) take on the English pale ale.

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Photo of jnorris404
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerinabottle
4.36/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Platonis
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tedho21
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LostHighway
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is a nice dark amber with good foam and decent lacing. Smells of hops, malt, biscuit. Taste is a nice malty hops with a biscuit like flavor and mild bite. Finish is very clean and little sweet and refreshing. Really like this beer, very nice flavor balance and refreshing in summer or fall.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
4.27/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good double barrel ale!

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Photo of F_riedrich
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ABabbidge
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle. Bottled about 7 months ago.

L: Dark amber color. Thin lacing.

S: Some faint caramel malt. Not very strong.

T: Malty with caramel and bready flavors. Finished slightly sweet with a hint of smokiness.

F: Moderate body and carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel with some crispness from the carbonation.

O: Forgot to check the bottling date before I bought this, not sure how freshness impacted the flavor of this brew. Still pretty tasty. Not a ton of flavor but what is there is good.

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Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rootscipio
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwgduke
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StrangerTides
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akolb
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma of sweet biscuity malt. Taste has pleasant bread and caramel with a spicy oppy finish. Earthy and smooth. This is an underrated beer in my opinion. Not your hoppy American version, but a subtly sweet and smooth beer that I could drink again and again.

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Photo of mush
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sulty
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdFed
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cbcrunch
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JC333
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wonderweasel
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.32/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark Amber with a nice creamy head.

Smells of floral and earthy hops backed by heavy malty bread with notes of caramel.

Taste is smooth and creamy tasting largely of malty sweet toasted bread with notes of caramel. It also has a dryness with earthy, bitter hops.

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DBA (Double Barrel Ale) from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 2,782 ratings
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