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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


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvsn (478) - ISRAEL - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Aroma of caramel malts and wood. Sweetish with malty and stale earthy hops flavors, low bitterness. Boring.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanK (171) - Rhode Island, USA - JUN 14, 2014
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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomer (1620) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2014
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (756) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Houston beer fest. Copper pour. Caramel, vanilla. Light body with a lot of carbonation. Short finish. Not my style

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1216) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a darker amber color with off-white head. Vanilla, oak, and caramel malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Just average, I didn’t find anything real great about this offering.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (154) - HONG KONG - MAY 25, 2014
Very malty nose. Taste is crisp, bitter, a little musty. Body is light to medium with a bit of slickness and fizziness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (163) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Honey, cracker, shortbread and vanilla come out in the aroma. The taste is soft and sweet. The honey and sweetness of the malt shine through, and a little woodsy flavor follows up. This is an excellent session and I can see myself drinking plenty of pints of this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (194) - HONG KONG - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle from QClub at Shaz's. Aroma very malty. Taste too - maltier than expected for ESB. Dry bitter finish. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours an ambery copper color. Smell is slightly fruity and subtly malty with caramel like sweetness. Very subtle nose, but nice. Taste is quite nice. Smooth creamy bittersweet fruity caramel. Light hops in the finish to keep it from being too sweet. Nicely balanced with some definite slight vanilla flavor. Subtle fruit and vanilla, dry caramel and balancing bittering hops. Very, very drinkable and flavorful. Fantastic ESB. Medium body and carbonation. One of the best ESBs, at least readily available, out there.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber/reddish with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is faint caramel, sweet malt, bread and some hops. Taste is caramel malt, bread and balanced bitter finish. Nothing fancy, but good enough.


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