Troupis (46) - - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gbeerrater (29) - 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 (141) - 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.
Karol (641) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought at Albertsons in Los Angeles. Poured a brown golden ruby color. The head vanished instantly. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel. Taste is pretty much the same: malt, caramel and nice low bitter finish. Refreshing. Overall a well made English style ale. Nothing mind blowing, but tasty.
novice101 (308) - - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a great beer you get a bit of vanilla sweetness with a lot of earthy hoppy flavor with some residual bitterness.
foyle (238) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brew festival.
Appearance: pours an off white head which slowly falls leaving light lacing. Color is a cloudy amber with moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: caramel, medium roasted barley, earthy hops.
Mouthfeel: light and watery, pleasantly dry finish.
Flavor: Toasted bread crust, nuts, and caramel, pungent earthy hops.
Overall: very well done in the English style. Most enjoyable.
zvsn (611) - ISRAEL - JUN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2014 26-08-14 Re-rate. Bottle sample at FW tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of biscuit malt and honey. Taste - cookies, toasted bread and honey with mild bitterness, a bit soapy aftertaste. Nice and much better than previous 6/3/7/3/13 3.2
18-07-14 Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Aroma of caramel malts and wood. Sweetish with malty and stale earthy hops flavors, low bitterness. Pretty dull. 5/3/5/3/10 2.6
RyanK (201) - Rhode Island, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber close to red with a white head, small fizzy bubbles but it stays nonetheless. Smells of toasted oak and vanilla, other than that regular beer. Light bodied and creamy the carbonation level is just a notch below the creaminess. Roasted oak malt, bright English hops and a vanilla flavor from the barrel aging. Not overly complex and much more sessionable than other ESBs. Finishes dry, I really think this hits the spot for what you’d want in an ESB without overdoing it.
tomer (1707) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At a tastting, thanks zvikar, small bubbly head, clear very deep rusty orange to brown colour. aroma of straw, nuts and wood, flavour of caramel, stale bread and just a hint of dried fruits, drinkable, but is quite old and uninteresting.
Tonkun (870) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Houston beer fest. Copper pour. Caramel, vanilla. Light body with a lot of carbonation. Short finish. Not my style