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

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Added by BeerManDan on 08-24-2002

BEER STATS
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#32,720
Reviews:
786
Ratings:
2,781
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
3.62
 
 
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A - Thin layer of foam on top of a clear amber beer.

S - Smell reminds me a lot of Boston LAger. Mostly bitter with a maltyness to it as well.

T - More of what the nose bringeth. Malty and pleasantly bitter with a slight hint of cherries near the end

M - highly carbonated, thin bodied and plenty of bitter after taste.

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smell: strong hop aroma and citrus notes

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DBA (Double Barrel Ale) from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 2,781 ratings
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