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RATINGS: 1091   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4372) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
355ml bottle. Clear, dark amber colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Malty, minimally oaky aroma, some spicy yeast, flashes of fruity, British hop with hints of red and yellow berries. Taste is fruity hoppy, hints of red berries, a touch of gooseberry, slightly sweet biscuit malty basis, a cautious touch of vanilla and oak; soft palate. Very clean as is typical for FW.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1272) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bomber shared with a bunch of random colleagues of my wife. I’ve had this before, but never rated it, so tonight’s the night because tickers gotta tick. Lovely clear chestnut pour. Toast, bread, malt-driven but with a nice, lightly bitter hop presence in the finish. Medium- body, average carbonation, creamy texture. Overall: just an easy-drinking forgettable beer. Not a knock against it at all, just not the kind of beer to write a lot about, more the kind of beer to drink at a party and forget completely about.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
airrick2003 (586) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Appearance: pours with a medium beige head, moderatly dense, the beer is a very clear lighter amber color Aroma: kind of smells like an industrial lager, not good Taste: caramel malty sweetness, light bitter finish Palate: average carbonation, slight bitter aftertaste, light mouthfeel Overall: tried this at a bar poured in a glass out of a bottle, smells like a bud light but tastes like a slightly bland fat tire, probably wouldn't get again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTStiles (811) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
pours a clear reddish brown with a thin white head and some lacing. aroma has notes of burnt corn, caramel and vanilla. taste is much the same. finish is slightly acidic and malty. a very normal beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2370) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to Justin. Nose is lightly grassy with a noticeable mineral note. Taste is moderately bitter with a lightly toasty malt. A solid bitter. Not really picking up any wood character though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (259) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Deep copper, light tan head. Fairly clear. Smells of sweet citrus fruit, light floral notes. Some light roasted grain notes, coffee. Lightly bitter, moderately sweet. Beautifully balanced, lighter body, some light carbonation, a touch of acidity and a fairly short finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (500) - Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Clear cooper pour with light tan head. Flavor is typical ESB but cleaner, toffee caramel malt, not sweet, earthy flavors. UK type of hop character. If all ESBs were as good as this one I could say I like the style. Double version must be great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
latitude48 (3) - - NOV 30, 2014 does not count
This was a little disappointing. I liked the smell and the look, and was expecting the same great taste of other Firestone beers, but was left wanting more flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1419) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2014
I’m not really getting bitter/ESB. But I am getting a very flavorful brew, particularly for the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
valpoaj (655) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Copper/Amber pour - one finger white head that holds its own. Nose is toasted malt, woody, mild bitterness. Flavor is similar - roasted malts at the forefront, slight nutty flavor, bit of wood, vanilla in the background. Mouthfeel is good - creamy without being heavy. Good, easy drinking brew!

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