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RATINGS: 1112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Bottle. Pours amber color w/ nice lacing. Hint of caramel is present along with a citrus flavor.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 10, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 1pt., 6 fl. bottle. Pours a rich copper color with an ample off-white head that quickly retreated to 1/8 inch and then maintained that head level. Aroma was sweet caramel and some earthiness. Flavor was mostly corn syrup sweet malts with some hoppiness in the background. Wood notes were very subtle and were overwhelmed by the sweetness. Mouthfeel was a bit thin and watery, this beer tasted flat after five minutes in a glass pint beer stein. Finish was short with more lingering sweetness, I also picked up a faint trace of Raid ant and roach killer in the aftertaste. I may try this beer again someday just to see if I get the same results.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4419) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Caramel and grapefruit aroma, some yeast notes are detected. Hazy copper pour with a thin white head, good glass coating. Caramel and walnut taste, nuttier in the finish. Subtle but good hop finish. A good everyday beer. I can easily imagine ordering this on a regular basis at the local pub.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Draft. Pour was a very dark amber with a good amount of head. The flavor is mostly sweet malt, vanilla and spices. Good body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Appearance: Pours a clear amber-red body with a thin, off-white head. Smell: Musty grain scent, with light floral notes and some hints of caramel. Taste: Light, thin caramel sweetness with a faint chocolate taste. Way off in the distant background is some woodiness and soft vanilla notes and something that makes me think "tin!" A very subdued floral hoppiness on the finish. Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation. Watery mouthfeel. Drinkability: One was more than enough, thanks.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2007
A better than average, though not fantastic ale. Nice smooth brew, with a clean crisp bite, much more complex than English ales. Tastes of smooth caramel, though only lightly sweetened, with a mingling of currants and floral hops creating a moderately complex palate. A good brew with salty foods, setting off burgers well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Clear copper brown with fizzy white head. Malty and yeasty aroma. Malty bready taste with a slightly sour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3180) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
5/15/2007: Firestone Double Barrel Ale looks like iced-tea (clear, light amber color) with mild carbonation. The foamy and puffy head is beige to light ivory in color and dissipates slowly. The aroma contains light and medium roasted malts and a hint of grassy and citrus hops. It also has bready and grainy qualities as well. Suggestions of light caramel with a touch of fruitiness can be found in the clean, delicate, and well-blended flavor. This beer has a mild to moderate level of sweetness that is well-balanced with the delicate, slightly peppery and floral bitterness. This beer is medium-bodied with a soft, smooth, and slightly creamy texture. Very enjoyable.

22 oz bottle (Alcohol 5% By Volume) via trade with IrishBoy (Apr 2007). Thanks Richard!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Poured a nice clear amber with a thin, almost soapy white head. Spotty lacing. The aroma was timid, lacking aggression. Some roasted malt and spice with a bit of sweet brown sugar. The flavor was slightly spicy with some cinnamon, malt and a bit of piney hops. Fairly succinct finish. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7296) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 30, 2007
This copper-colored ale poured with a short off-white head. The flavor starts slightly sweet, with a hoppy more bitter finish. This is a full-bodied rich ale that is pleasant and not demanding.


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