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RATINGS: 1216   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
From a 22 oz bottle purchased locally. Aroma is malty with just a slight hint of wood. Color is a clear amber, very deep orange with a half inch beige head. I get malt then a little oak, followed by earthy hops and then a little chocolate and a touch of roast in the back. A little lingering malt in the finish with out being sweet. There is so much going on in this beer. I really enjoy it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Tap at the Snake Pit in Hollywood. Usually what I get in that place when Im not feeling absinthe. Strikes me as a bitter, actually. Nice even flavor that is bread crusty enough to not be a US Pale. Sweet only to taste finished. Refreshing when cold.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpersinger (361) - , California, USA - DEC 14, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2008 12 oz bottle pours deep amber color, fantastic clarity, and topped with small beige head that fades quickly. Malt aroma is bready. Complex sweet malt flavor leads with mild fruity hop (Columbus?) bitter to balance in finish. Latent finish is sweet like grade b maple syrup.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (6323) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Solid pale ale. Light citrus. Mellow aroma. Lacks intense hops, but I guess that is the point. Overall, ok. My substitution for not being able to ever get the anniversary beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DietPepsican (1585) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Light amber pour with a small white head. aroma was caramel and citrus. Flavor was similar, very mild.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (2131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Really lovely colour here. A deep red/amber with a thick permanent beige head. Smells like brittle toffee. Very sweet in the mouth, a little stale, flat empty finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Corks & Kegs in Richmond, VA. Poursa brownish red color with a thin head, low head retention and average lacing. Big malty aroma with caramel and light hop notes. Very sweet malty taste with a tiny note of vegetal hops. Thin bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
A terrifically malty, lightly hopped pale that’s a great pizza accompaniment. A solid sessioner that pours a light amber color with lots of bubbles for an ale. Pleasantly sweet aroma of honey and grain.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2008
I just don’t get the impression that this beer tried all that hard. There’s bitterness to it but it just falls so flat. Watery palate, a soft-metallic bitterness mixed with blandness, just nothing much doing here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Clear copper with a fleeting tan head. Mild spicy caramel aroma. Medium body and smooth. Decent flavor is semi-sweet spicy caramel same as aroma. Just ok.


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