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

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DBA (Double Barrel Ale)DBA (Double Barrel Ale)
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3.67/5
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,064
Reviews:
792
Ratings:
2,807
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
3.62
 
 
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106
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.41/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

The beer is a clear amber color with slow rising bubbles and a very thin head. aroma of the sweetness of malts, raisins, some vanilla, and hops. The beer tastes similar but hoppier than the aroma. Nice mild carbonation to it and the malt flavors seem to linger on the tongue.

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Photo of brainscience
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of superwho24
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mellow. All around mellow. Pairs good with shelled roasted unsalted peanuts. Well balanced.

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3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
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Mixed twelve pack copped from Bottle King in Morris Plains. Copper, ruddy hue with minimal frothing. Faint aroma replete with hints of molasses and bread. Similar overall flavor profile.

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3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
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3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored with a white head. Decent lacing.
Smell is more brown ale than pale ale. Malt, caramel, light nut note, hops, bread.
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Clear copper amber as a showcase, it tops with rather thick foamy off-white head that retains itself with pretty good retention before gradually collapsing to some bubble sheet on the surface and leaving some lacing on the glass-side.

In a nose, sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, toasted oak, toasted bread, biscuit, also with a hint of earthy and resiny hop.

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Medium body with rather smooth mouthfeel and mild carbonation, the feeling is well-rounded with a very dry finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
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Part of a variety 12-pack $15.99 Foodland
Clear amber color
Light carbonation
Medium-light mouthfeel
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DBA (Double Barrel Ale) from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 2,807 ratings