Double Barrel Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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83
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2,748 Ratings
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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:
486
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 2,748 |  Reviews: 777
Photo of Marius
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of timontheroad
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a orangish-amber color, nice fluffy off-white one finger head that settled to a nice film after about five minutes. Very nice retention and lacing. Aroma is pretty muted, with just a touch of sweet malt notes, and some light wood tones. Taste was biscuity malt, just a touch of sweetness, and the same wood flavor as the smell. Mouthfeel was medium to kinda thick, pretty easy drinker. Overall, this one is ok, not great, just OK.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cherry amber with loose off white froth. 3.5
Toffee nose with earthy hops, some soap and a thread of orange rind - very English. 3.5
Big caramel backbone with some cardamom, pine sap, and dried leaf hops.
Waxy citrus finish and sherbet fizz linger. 3.5
Medium, round, clean. 3.75

-- An English premium bitter, and not a good one at that. This uses oaks barrels, and I can find an austere, vanilla thread if I look for it, but it’s not saving the beer. This maybe made sense in 1996, but it’s kinda dull and aimless now. 3.5

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ralerwen
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of double2chin
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ImperialStout
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of rockernino
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ApresHops
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of jwenzel019
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jellikit
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Bottle.
Appearance: Orange. Clear. Thick, foamy head.
Smell: not much there.
Taste: light malt. Citrus hops that are mellow. Light earthy/woody notes followed by a pleasant citrus finish ending with a very light oak.
Mouthfeel: medium light carbonation. Medium body. Slightly on the sweet side. Thin.
Overall: good beer. Nothing over the top, but good.

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Photo of Comparison_Ford
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of TrilliumFan
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of RyanK252
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at BC's Pizza and Beer

A: Pours deep amber with a creamy light tan head that fades and laces well.

S: Caramel malt sweetness up front followed with a little light citrus and some earthiness.

T: Caramel toffee malt sweetness up front, some earthy woodsy notes, a little pine and citrus, orange and grapefruit, maybe even a bit floral on the finish, with a moderate bitterness throughout.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: This one is from right in my backyard, but I can't say it's one of my favorites. Not bad by any means though.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +6%

Photo of HabiMendes
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Joel_Mena123
5/5  rDev +35.9%

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4.08/5  rDev +10.9%

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