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

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerManDan on 08-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,761
Reviews:
782
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
486
For Trade:
4
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Photo of arvidkoval
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reddish copper color. Malt forward nose, a hint of hops. Malty sweet caramel, with a slight floral hop backing that really balances this out. A bready aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel. I didn't know what to expect from this one, wasn't really sure what it was, but it's damn good!

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Photo of keith466
4.42/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smooth and refreshing with a clean finish!

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Photo of TheRealBros
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raziel313
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of WDJersey
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

in my top 10 Session beers.. perfect 5% for me..

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Photo of snilsen13
1.68/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Looks great, a nice dark amber. Very inviting, but its a trap.
This one smells like vomit.
Pinching my nose, it tastes mostly like sweet malts - caramel, etc., not too interesting. Add the vomit smell, it sucks.

Probably a bad batch, bottled 11/10/14, about 10 weeks ago.
Just reading others ratings and I find that I'm not alone. Maybe many bad batches but more likely just a crappy beer. Avoid.

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Photo of mdlb44
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HunterSBeerson
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jrs3994243
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lifit
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Life-Love-Beer
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of scottfrie
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into imperial pint. Bottled 11/5/14.

A: Pours a clear medium amber with a huge, billowing, greasy and thick off-white head that took forever to slowly fade into a dense and oily film. Patches of chunky lace were left down the glass.
S: The nose is a pleasant mixture of bready biscuit scented malt mixed with spicy and earthy hops. There’s a touch of caramel and a touch of roast, and the hops impart a noble, earthy, and spicy quality. There’s a faint herbal quality as well.
T: Crisp grainy malt backbone with just a kiss of caramel sweetness up front, followed by balancing spicy and earthy hops. The finish has a lightly sticky sweetness, and the aftertaste is herbal, slightly leafy, and just barely bitter.
M: Medium-light body with soft and fluffy carbonation that creates a smooth and easy drinking mouthfeel.
O: Flavors are light overall, clean, and very easy to drink. As far as EPA's go, this is pretty solid.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BcOneSeven
4.49/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Man, that was nice just drink!

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Photo of pdonovan16
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

DBA (Double Barrel Ale) from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,761 ratings.
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