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RATINGS: 1207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A British Pale Ale never tasted so fresh. We challenge our good friends across the pond to match this one. Can’t be done. We’ve honored the traditions of the great British Pale brewers of Burton-on-Trent using our patented Firestone Union oak barrels. You’re left with a mild blend of vanilla and toasted oak flavor touched with an elegant hint of English noble hops. DBA is the flagship of our company and wildly popular


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (698) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2016
As solid as a recipe comes. It’s straightforward, noticeably English, and ever-so-slightly malt-forward. It still doesn’t quite capture the taste and dry mouthfeel of an English bitter, but it’s a great ESB.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1932) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle from Beer Cartel, Sydney. A clear, ruddy copper-amber with a small, bubbly and mostly fading off-white to light beige head. A malt-forward bet with caramel and toffee characters alongside some toastiness, mid-fruits and a gentle hop bite. Mid-weight with soft to medium carbonation and a soft to moderate length and intensity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle; pours cloudy amber with a white head; aroma is fruity with some malt, grass, and hints of vanilla and wood; taste is light bitter citrus with some caramel and a little vanilla; finish is bitter; good beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2595) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Rich amber color; Medium body; Aroma of caramel malt, hops, & some fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel/toffee, floral hops, and some citrus; Finish is only slightly bitter; Decent overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
Rating #1590 - 24.03.2015 - Bottle from San Diego trip. Pours a dark amber with a foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly, medium-strong retention. Aroma is mild toasted malt, hints of wildflowers. Hop presence is significant, giving the bitter character, but the breadiness of the malt is what makes this beer. Creamy mouthfeel Well balanced, medium bodied ale that is easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (678) - Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle to S pint. Clear copper with off white head and lacing. Toasted maltiness with a smooth balanced slightly sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukeandduke (218) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2016
1/17/16 Chicago (12 oz bottled 7/7/15 poured into standard pint glass). Amber / copper pour, mild quickly dissipating tan head with mild carbonation. Mild malt aroma and taste. Beer has solid texture, and you feel it going down. Solid hop and malt taste, somewhat bitter and nice rich taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fakebeersnob (308) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Decent ESB. Long lasting lacing. Dark, clear copper coloring. Didn’t get much on the nose - just smelled like a beer. Malt, slight oak, and toffee tasting. Smooth. Easy drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1958) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2016
On tap at Yard House- Red Rock Casino, LV. Pours a clear dark copper color with a small head that lingers throughout. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee and vanilla. Taste of toffee, roasted malt and and oak with vanilla. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth with a nice English ESB character. Very enjoyable beer that is "spot on".

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7760) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine, Sterling VA. Deep amber, with a decent, off-white, head. Sweet, caramel malts, some hedgerow fruits, oily hops and a semi-bitter finish. A bit heavy going, but ok.


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