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RATINGS: 1133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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. Canít be done. Weíve honored the traditions of the great British Pale brewers of Burton-on-Trent using our patented Firestone Union oak barrels. Youíre 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


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Beautiful clear amber with a frothy head. Malty aroma, some caramel sweetness, a bit of bread. The flavor has almost no bitterness, all malt sweetness surrounded by a nice full body and a clean finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2902) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Draft @ The Beer Hunter: Pours a hazy copper with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with a little citrus hops. Flavor has a bit of rye to go with the malts and light hop presence. Easy drinker.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
highibus (756) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Slightly toasted malt aromoa. Pours an amber color with slight head which goes away right away. Flavor is slightly sweet with a bit of saltiness and acidity. Body was lighter than I expected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Gratis bottle from Rick. Medium amber pour into a pint with a light tan head. Head dissipates to a ring around the glass. Probably the clearest beer I have seen in a while. Nice bready aroma. Small sweet initial taste with light bittering hops. Tart bitterness comes to mind. Much less hoppy than an American pale ale. A bit of smokiness in the aftertaste. Easy to drink EPA. Not a huge fan of the style, but nice to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Thanks to Eric for the taste of this and the 22oz. bottle--Poured a rich mahogany-amber body with a fluffy white head and thick lacing. Toasty, malt-laden, but very well balanced and not too sweet. Nice English yeast balance with a creamy, slightly fruity finish. Very mild but very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
22oz bomber. Pours a clear reddish brown. Relatively thick brownish white head of small bubbles. Smells of hops and faint malt. But you can also smell the sweetness of the wood. Tastes of nice mellow hops and malt flavors and to me the wood really stands out. Sweet with some vanilla. Smooth on the palate, good carbonation, itís a little thin. I could drink alot of this beer but I wouldnít, better things on the shelf here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2007
On tap at melís in santa barbara. Dark amber with off-white head. Light caramel aroma with slight oak and hop spice. Nice caramel and toffee flavor and med malt sweetness. Medium bodied and creamy. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
elgavilancillo (89) - Long Beach, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
aroma and and taste is oaky very dark amber body with a medium head smooth finish nice enjoyable beer

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IEBAILI (127) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Very nice crystal clear light amber color, with a little white foam that fades quickly. Aroma is clean malty grainy with suggestion of hop bitterness, a touch toasty. Taste is smooth and somewhat rich maltiness, a little sweet, round, a little apple-pear fruitiness and a nice hop bitterness that lingers. A little bit of mild smokiness. The overall impression is a mild, pleasant, unobjecionable but unexciting beer, I donít think oak barrel brewing contrbuted anything positive to this beer, but rather softened and deadened a beer that was almost bland to begin with. Iím not a huge fan of the English style of pale ale and this one didnít change my mind.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1415) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Rich and malty sweet. It complimented my thanksgiving turkey very nicely. Just a hint of hoppy overtone with just the faintest bitter finish. This is a very smooth and easy to drink beverage, but not as big or bold as I was expecting. Didnít really get the oak barrel impact, but maybe I just donít know what I should be tasting with that.


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