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

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DBA (Double Barrel Ale)DBA (Double Barrel Ale)

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

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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Had this beer in a 22 oz bomber purchased at a local grocery store that has a pretty good craft selection.

A: Nice medium to dark amber color, clear, with lots of carbonation. ~1" of pale white foam lasted most of the drink.

S: Slight candy and caramel sweetness under the toasted malt, faintly spicy and a little floral from the hops.

T: Nice balanced malt sweetness (which I really liked!), with lots of caramel and bread notes. I also picked up the spicyness of the hops with balanced the sweetness for me.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with plenty of carbonation that balances the malt sweetness nicely.

D: I I could lay under a tap and drink it all night.

I thought this beer was very easy to drink, great taste, and one that I enjoyed very much.

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A: Pours a clear reddish/orange color. A dense two finger white head forms with excellent retention. Near perfect lacing. This is a looker.
S: Bread, caramel malt. A bit of honey sweetness. Floral, piny hops. The wood is most apparent in the nose. Very nice.
T: A nice malty sweetness. Caramel malt, bread and biscuit. Some faint fruity flavors going on with light apples. A light hoppness as well. Floral, gassy, piny, citrus flavors with a lingering dryness. Excellent balance, and very nice.
M/D: A medium body and near perfect carbonation. Crisp, clean, and refreshing. After the initial sweetness, this finishes with a dry bite. So easy and enjoyable to drink. All day with this.

I love this. The barrel treatment is so delicate, but works very well. Almost like a Burton Ale. Really, an excellent example of a Bitter or English Pale Ale. I would love to try this on cask. As is, still excellent.

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Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear copper with lots of bubbles and one-finger, off-white, frothy head that lasted a minute or two. Okay lacing.

S: Bread, caramel malt, and light citrus.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Biscuit, caramel malt, and light hops. Matches the nose pretty well.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth.

O: The head and lacing were disappointing, but this beer was very drinkable. Nice taste and mouthfeel.

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