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

DBA (Double Barrel Ale)DBA (Double Barrel Ale)
BA SCORE
50.8%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 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:
#31,277
Reviews:
785
Ratings:
2,775
Liked:
1,409
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
11.44%
Alströms:
3.62
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
491
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 2,775 |  Reviews: 785
Photo of HoppyBastard
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, "Canned On" date 1-17-17.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, copper color with one-finger off-white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is moderate lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread, brown sugar and an earthy metallic note.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet brown sugar and bread then an earthy metallic hop profile.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good beer for the style but, it's not my favorite style, I would recommend to anyone who enjoys English Pale Ale but would not seek this one out again.

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

Photo of charrel
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbrandt22
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance has a hazy copper/amber colored body with a one finger white foamy head that settles within a minute to a lumpy yet somewhat settled looking head with a clingy foamy lacing that graces the sides of the glass. The smell has a bready, earthy, malty, light spicy, light hoppy aroma. The taste is sweet yet bitter but also a bit of that earthy breadiness coming back with a somewhat dry malty aftertaste and dry finish. The palate is light to medium and definitely sessionable. The carbonation seems smooth for the style and I would say good to me. Overall, I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time, all I have to say is I’m certainly glad to have this. I would definitely have this again.

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

Photo of Lt_Col_Kilgore
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my favorite beer from this brewery. It's a great example of a well-balanced beer.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drews240
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz. can served in a shaker pint. Canned on 1/17/17. Pours a lovely translucent copper hue with a dense, one inch, cream-colored head. Nose is fairly subdued - pale malts with a hint of sweetness and a trace of floral notes towards the back. Taste consistent with nose; however, that trace of sweetness is overshadowed by biscuity notes. Mouthfeel is light in body with a mild, easy carbonation. That said, it comes off a bit watery in the texture. Overall, a solid example of the style. Not sure why the reviews are so low. I bet it's delicious on-cask.

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

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

Photo of kinmundy77
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RBorsato
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of NickyDee21
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chossboss
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsbirnba
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint glass at my school. A little bitter but went down smooth. It's a good beer, but this is not the best beer that Firestone Walker brews.

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Photo of dnbspider86
4.44/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wiffler27
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a rich amber, mahogany color with a solid head. looks pretty beautiful

smell is lots of malt. caramel sweetness, slight honey.

taste is clean and malty. good flavor and nice body. clearly an English pale ale vs an American pale ale. similar to a regular English bitter. i could put this away on a nice fall day. would be very interested in trying this on cask

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Photo of Dharmelink
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wheels2532
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

DBA (Double Barrel Ale) from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 50.8% out of 100 with 2,775 ratings
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