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

DBA (Double Barrel Ale)DBA (Double Barrel Ale)
BA SCORE
3.67/5
2,775 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:
#31,922
Reviews:
785
Ratings:
2,775
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
3.62
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
491
Trade:
4
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, brown, weak carbonation.
S: Light earth, mild caramel, that's about it.
T: Similar to aroma, earth, caramel, fruity esters but not unpleasant. A bit watery. Maybe the slightest hint of oak, which I may not have picked up had I not known the name. This is a fine, but fairly uninteresting ale.
M: The carbonation is medium, medium/medium-light body. Good for style.
O: A solid English pale ale, contains the minimum necessary components, but a bit thin and low on most characteristics. Drinkable, but not at all interesting.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a glass. Not a strong head of foam. Dark copper in color. Low carbonation. Tasted vanilla and oak flavors. Flavor over hops not terribly strong. Dry finish, not a strong after taste. First time with this brewer and really enjoyed it.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, tan in color, high carbonation, clear

Smell: pale malt, caramel, and meadow, tea

Taste: tea, caramel, and pale malt

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness towards the end, medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

Overall: One of the better English Pale Ales I have had in a while. On the sweeter side, but I can still make out the pale malts. This could be a staple in my fridge.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours a solid 2 fingers of rocky off-white light golden foam, body is a translucent brilliant light amber,

Smell - Freshly baked bread, light pear and minerals, lightly sweet malt.

Taste - More fresh baked bread, nutty, slightly sweet malt, prominent minerals and light grassy hops. Finishes with slight sourdough breadcrust, light minerals and pearskins.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is very light side of medium, carb is smooth with crisp edges on the sides of the tongue, smooth almost creamy mouthfeel with a nice crisp finish.

Overall - A good and thirst quenching pale ale, light mouthfeel but flavors are still prominent, with a nicely bitter and slightly dry finish. A decent and sessionable ale.

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3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 03/17/14. Sampled on May 3, 2014.

Copper-amber pour with nice clarity. A cream colored head that builds up quickly and simmers down just as quick but retains some texture all the way to the end.

The nose is sweet caramel malts all the way. There is a the mildest, low profile hop bite, which is the way it should be for this style.

The body falls into the light to medium range but there is a nice creaminess to it.

The taste really echoes the aroma and that aroma announces itself with every sip. Sweet roasted caramel malts are the key thing with a short-lived bitterness on the backside. A decent rendition of the style.

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DBA (Double Barrel Ale) from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 2,775 ratings
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