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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

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Added by BeerManDan on 08-24-2002

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#32,388
Reviews:
785
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2,778
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11.44%
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3.62
 
 
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Photo of KornWallace
3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Date: 2/17/14
Location: Half Time Poughkeepsie
Draught/Bottle: Bottle
Glassware: Chalice

Appearance: Amber/Copperish color nearly see through. Light carbonation, no viscosity. A light ring of carbonation remains throughout.

Aromatics: A floral smell hits along with a bready/carmel smell.

Flavor: A very light airy flavor with that dry carmalized flavor.

Finish: Light the carbonation stays on the tongue. With the Carmel staying on my tongue and the hops on my breath.

Notes: Bottled 1/09/14 12:10pm

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Photo of Kyrojack
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 12/11/2013 printed on the front label. A new beer to me from Firestone Walker, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. It's been a while since I last had one of their beers, but my expectations are moderate.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a brassy orange with good clarity and lots of bubbles rushing topside. Two fingers of thick sudsy off-white head with good staying power.

S - Smell is pretty faint. A bit of English / caramel / amber malts, green apples, yeast must, a hint of citrus, and mild soapiness.

T - Taste is of good clean English / amber / pale maltiness, a bit of graininess / huskiness, light nuttiness, some bitter earthy hop presence, and sticky green apple. Hint of toasted brown bread.

M - Feel is crisp, sticky, and lightly bitter. Earthy herbal hoppiness, and lots of bready malt on the finish. Light-bodied with high carbonation.

Overall, it was okay for what it was, and a decent example of the style. I would be very interested to see what the more amped up versions of this beer are like. A standard, enjoyable offering from Firestone Walker, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale ---3.5/5

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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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of SvenHayden
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly smooth, laid back beer.

Starts off with a decent foam head. Dissipates relatively quick.

Pretty color. Although lighter than I was expecting for an oaked english style ale. Light brown, copper. Almost matches the bottle. A little more red in hue.

Mostly malt aroma. Just a touch of hop citrus & oak.

Very drinkable, easy malt experience on the palate. Definitely used a good malt profile for an English Ale. A little bit of vanilla oak, slightly tart at the end (probably from the interplay of the hops & oak).

Im gonna guess they used a lightly-toasted hungarian oak. I could be totally wrong.

It wasnt as oaky as i was hoping for, considering it is labeled a Double Barrel Ale.

Overall a good experience though. Ill keep this option in my pocket when im looking for an English Ale experience, which is fairly often.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of CraftFan5
3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of maxcoinage
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle (12/11/13) to tulip
2 finger head settled at decent pace a bit of lacing, color is a dark copper
aroma - malty/biscuity , caramel malts
taste - some malty sweetness balanced with a bit of hop bitterness
mouthfeel - medium light body, good carbonation, dry finish
overall - easy drinking beer, nothing special

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

DBA (Double Barrel Ale) from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 2,778 ratings
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