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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


3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2007
22 oz bomber with a a gold foil top. I’ve had this in my cellar and my fridge for a really long time, and I needed a brew tonight but not something super potent so this is what i chose. Pours dark bubbly orange brown with a stable white head. The aroma is lightly citrussy with a little bit of hops. The taste is hoppier with a crisp matly finish that lingers slightly in the mouth. This is a good drinkable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Pours with a brilliantly clear, deep reddish amber colored body and is topped by a frothy, initially two-finger thick, tan colored head. The aroma is quite light, in fact at first it seems indistinct except for a soft berry-like fruitiness and a touch of grassy hop notes. Upon closer inspection the aroma opens up with a touch more fruitiness; notes of berries as well as sweet plums, golden raisins, and even a light aromatic apple note. In addition a soft citrus-like hop character, becomes more prominent after I first recognizable it. A very nicely balanced aroma, that is perhaps a touch too light even for a nice session brew.

Up front the taste is sharp with hop notes and dry malt character. It moves to a soft fruitiness that lingers on in the finish. The fruitiness is lead by that berry note, perhaps even a touch of strawberry. This beer has a fairly light body, though it does have some heft to it, especially towards the finish where a touch of malt sweetness and the fruit notes are found. The note that lingers the longest after swallowing a sip is that of biscuits or soda crackers. In fact this note helps to dry things out and prepare you for another sip. This beer is nicely hoppy with notes that are at times herbal, a touch citrus-like (leaning towards sweet citrus fruit notes), definitely with a nice bitterness, and maybe, just maybe with a touch of grass-like character. A touch of tannic astringency might be what is left of the barrel character, but this is soft and barely perceptible. I can’t help thinking that this is at the right level though.

This beer is very soft overall, it is really quite tasty and well balanced, but I do wish there was more to it. I have a feeling that this would be a killer beer if served in an unfiltered straight from the hand pump form. I will have to seek out such a beast at some point as I am intrigued at what heights this beer might be able to achieve.

Purchased: <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Tucson, AZ

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Another one of the beers from FWB and a good one at that. Very simple but yet good beer. Has a smoothness to it and yet more flavor than the Lager. The look and smeel were only average but the taste made up for it. Slightly less then the IPA IMO but I would down a sixer of these rather easily.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Amber, clear, medium white head, light malty nose, notes of caramel, flavor is lightly sweet, notes of caramel, light hop finish. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2007
From 12 oz. A clear copper ale with a lacy light head that disipates almost as fast as it forms. Floral aroma and well balanced hops and malt. Doesn’t wow you wiht personality, but also doesn’t offend.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Bready and mild hop aroma; lightly floral and spicy; uninteresting malt base; creamy body; nothing special.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sausage86 (27) - USA - JAN 17, 2007
22oz bottle; very pleasing to hold and look at. Pours rich golden dark, but with little head. Aroma of fruit and alcohol. Flavor not unlike a cheap general ale, but more concentrated and less carbonated. Goes down with a little bite; just a hint of alcohol, but with a smooth finish. Flavor can be described as rich, but not very complex. Gets more and more enjoyable as you drink it. I love this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2006
12 oz Bottle. Sweet with a slight roasted aroma. Amber body with decent head. Flavor was medium sweet fruit at first and beer got richer as you get to the finish. Little complex and my sniffer is little off these days.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Bottle poured amber with a decent head and lacing. Aroma of sweet malts and fruit with a sweet hops and citrus flavor. Easy drinking beer .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 6, 2006
ahh barrel aged brew.. tasty. aroma of the malt and a hint of hops. very smooth flavor but also well balanced and not overly assertive. this would be drinkable in quantity, but to do so would be dangerous methinks ;) definitely worth trying this if you can find it.


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