Double Barrel Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
2,748 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Double Barrel AleDouble 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
Ratings:
2,748
Reviews:
777
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
487
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 2,748 |  Reviews: 777
Photo of NickyDee21
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chossboss
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsbirnba
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
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 +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wiffler27
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
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 +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wheels2532
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FadetoBock
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Madrigae
4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful amber color with crystaline clarity. The aroma is sweet caramel, mineral yeast notes and a hop note that is more floral/herbal. The palate is impeccably balanced with marble rye bread, caramel and beautiful hop character- not an IPA hopiness, but rather a crisp, woodsy style. This is a classic and a welcome refuge from the sea of West Coast hop drones.

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Photo of Wontonst
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of marlowe57
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nitro tap at Lardo Portland. Settled nicely. 1/2 inch foam head, white. Body is a copper color, very clear. Mild aroma, a little malt, a little hops. Taste is mild as well. A little bread / cereal. A light sweetness maybe butterscotch. Mild and little are key. Nothing here is in your face. A bit thin for me, not sure if the nitro helped or hurt that. Clean finish. Pleasant.

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Photo of Aoyoc
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChuckTom
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richdeneault
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pkkosmatka
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzarooski
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrewh995
2.7/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This review may not be relevant as I had this 6 months past the bottled on date. I really did not like this at all. It had very little flavor and the flavor it had was not good in my opinion. I hope to try a more recent bottle because the reviews I'm seeing are going right against what I tried.

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clarknova
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of brianmandell
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,748 ratings.
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