EamonTheGreat (132) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very flavorful pale ale. I love Firestone Walker's double barrel aged beers, and this is no exception. This beer was 5 months old, so I feel it lost some of its hoppy character. A good blend of malt and barrel aged goodness. Can't wait to try this fresh.
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dalfaro86 (251) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber brew with a small white head with poor retention, aroma is moderate sweet and low bitter with caramel, grain, toasted malt, noble hops,medium to low bodied, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a bittersweet finish. Good bitter
reberiii (317) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 Deep amber pour from 12oz bottle. Spicy hop nose. Two fingers foam. Clear. Briny-esque mouth with a spicy hop middle, citrus soda finish. Bread backbone. Touch of corn, then booze.
msbernac (551) - POLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam,
Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Palate-light body, slick feel,lively, bitter finish
WheatKing (1287) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear reddish amber, no head. Nose is papery, wood, caramel malts. Flavour is more paper, some berry hops. For some reason I feel less bad about rating old beers if they’ve been barrel-aged, but bumping it up a few points to be fair. Took a double-take on the label as FW’s reputation precedes them.
tectactoe (1657) - Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Slightly ruby-tinted copper with good clarity & an off-white foam that quickly recedes to a collar. Aroma is mild, grassy hops with a bit of earthiness & a moderate woodsy essence. A hint of toasted malt crackers here & there with a little bit of that newly polished bureau freshness. Very light overall. Taste includes more earthiness from the hops, definitely English in execution, with a stronger backing of toasted malts just on the fringe of the caramel profile. Toasty. A touch of graininess, the most faint kiss of dry oak, & a little bit of metallic maltiness to finish things off. All-in-all, a decent beer that’s easily quaffable, but nothing very memorable about it, really.
ComradeK (1006) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Vanillin oak, floral and orange zest hops, toffee malt and candied fruits make up the aroma. Floral and sweet citrus hops up front give way to supple oak, soft toffee and candied fruits in the mid-palate. Orange blossom hops come in at the finish. This is certainly a unique take on ESB, but also a highly enjoyable one.
Troupis (43) - - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has the look and first taste of an excellent beer but the aftertaste and smell bring up hints of a cheap mass-produced beer. All-in however it's a good bold taste.
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gbeerrater (21) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A mild blend of vanilla and toasted oak flavor touched with an eligant hint of English noble hops.
There was a time Bass Ale was fabulous then faded liekly to its wildly popular demand . No fear Firestone Walker continues to insure consistency of Quality.
Aroma: Caramel and Vanilla, toasted oak wonderful flavors from barrel aging in oak.
Appearance: British pale ale in honor of Burton-on Trent style pale ales
Taste: Hide the car keys this one is super easy to drink with lucious vanilla,toffee,mild oak, and a elegant hint of English hops
Palate: Yum!! would not change anything
Overall: Firestone Walker won the Mid size brewery of the year several years for this Delicious offering reasonably priced as well.
formerly with an all royal blue cap and labeling Firestone Walker is now carries a red label DBA next to its classic lion and bear figures in fighting pose but make no mistakes the same great tasting British Ale here in America that in my opinion gives the old classic Burton-on Trent a solid run run for the money.
Unbelievably available in twelve packs for only $12.99 plus tax Trader Joes offers for $8.49 a six pack. $1.10 for a Barrel aged ale of this quality? wow!!! An absolute must for Fish and chips night with lemon and malt vinegar , tarter sauce not to over killed with prickles, Good home fries and a couple of these and you might think your in a classic English brew pub on a Friday night. Sharing with others dance and song very likely happens with joy.
For those who miss the old Bass Ale and its greatness hear is a classic
ale that will easily fill in and leave your wallet happy as well.
Firestone Walker has also decided to stop brewing for others and devote their time to themselves and t heir products which is smiles for every lover of great brews. A definite must to try if you like pale ales with the
classic caramel,Toffee and light oak tones paired with a hint of English noble hops.
Better if kept cold as with many and some merchants stock this warm in the sunlight which is a shame to dishonor such quality and hard work.
ZacM612 (120) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, reddish amber with white head. Sweet aroma. Very carbonated, almost light beer feel. Crisp. Pretty good.