RateBeer
overall
81
96
style
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IEBAILI (126) - 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 (1394) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours a deep, slightly hazy orange-copper with ruby and old gold highlights. The head pours thin and quickly dissipates to nothing more than a thin white layer of haze floating on the surface. The aroma is sticky with malts and caramel. There is also just a touch of grassy hops in the aroma. Overall it smells more like barleywine than a pale ale (minus the alcohol). The flavor starts off with a taste of flowery and earthy hops mixed with sweet malts and lots of toffee and caramel. The middle of the tongue detects some notes of wood and a subtle, earthy bitterness. The malt profile gets a little more complicated and a little less caramely towards the back of the tongue. The balance is still heavy towards the malts. The finish is a little more balanced, though still quite malty, with a touch of grapefruit and earthy bitterness. The mouthfeel is a bit heavy, and the carbonation level is just a bit too low. Were the beer a little lighter (more like a bitter) then the carbonation level would be right - but this beer needs a few more suds. Overall the beer is full-bodied but the finish is slightly dry. Overall, an interesting a drinkable beer, but not something particularly special. I would personally choose an everyday beer that was either a little lighter-bodied or a little hoppier - but then Iím a bona fide hophead...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Watery yellow color. Faint grainy nose. Light grainy body. Not a lot of hops. GABF2007

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle, Solvang, CA. Brown, fizzy head. Malty and fresh with some hoppiness, but nearly no bitterness. Smooth and refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Clear amber, moderate to small head, some lacing and retention. Aroma is toffee, caramel, light hops and a hint of oak. Medium bodied, almost no bitterness, slick but watery mouthfeel. Drinkable but kinda boring.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2007
12oz bottle.. pours a full amber color with nice head. Smells somewhat malty and heavy. hits the palate with a hoppy spice and has a nice bitter ending. I enjoyed this beer and would recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beisen (90) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Nice amber color, rich inviting malty aroma. Solid malts with a little spiciness. A little bitter at the end, but definitely a worthy brew. Iíll have it again, no doubt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3373) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice amber red color with a stable off-white head. Rather malty aroma. really light flavor that touches on being watery.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Drank this on a camping trip in the dark so I donít know the pour. Decent brew, a little hoppy for me. I was expecting a little less spice and some more malt.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 78 79 80  81  82 83 84 » 113


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50