Double Barrel Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Double Barrel AleDouble Barrel Ale

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerManDan on 08-24-2002

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The beer pours a burnt orange color with a foamy off white head. The smell is light, I detected some toffee and earthy hops with a slight fruitiness. It tastes mostly of earthy hops with some lemon and caramel on the finish. It has a light/ medium body with moderate carbonation and a satisfying finish. This is a pretty solid beer but doesn't stand out too much from other English Pale Ales, I'd like to try some of their other offerings.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a copper/burnt orange. A decent half finger head with a bit of lacing. Clear in nature.
S: After some slight agitation, I am met with equally subtle notes of pine, citrus and malt. Perhaps a bit of caramel is present as well. Nothing overwhelming and a tad non-descript. Not off-putting either.
T: Extremely well balanced and follows the nose quite well. Perhaps a tad muted, but I am not sure what this brew is trying to be. It's very straightforward, yet not aggressive. The sweet caramel malts blend well with the hops to produce a flavor that's easily quaffable.
M: Medium carbonation with a light to medium body. This is a very smooth brew with a decent aftertaste that is both piney and sweet.
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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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