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RATINGS: 1174   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2270) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 14, 2008
Served on tap. Copper color, with a bright white head that clings to the glass. Aromas of toasted malt and some citrusy hops. Flavor is grounded by the sweet malt as a candied citrus hoppiness lingers atop it. Medium bodied, well-carbonated, easy to quaff.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
paulsutter (8) - Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2008 does not count
(bottle) Nice aroma - light citrus fruit and grain. Color is dark clear amber. Thin mouthfeel. Taste was a bit better than average but nothing out of the ordinary.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 7, 2008
Draught. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is light caramel malt, and a bit of apple. Flavor is about the same. No hops that I can detect. Inoffensive, but extremely boring.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2008
This was overall a real good beer with a nice and clean hop finish,it poured a nice copper look and had a smooth and a little spice flavor in it and sort of fruity, this was a very drinkable beer as a everyday beer.CHEERS!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AlexPlatt (7) - USA - APR 4, 2008 does not count
Bottle pour. Average but very pleasant nose, slightly metallic with lots of toasted wheat. Consistent color, amber with some red, but the head is disappointing. I really like the well-balanced flavor of this ale: the malt notes are strong but not overwhelming, hops are a bit weak but still present, lots of caramel and toffee notes with toast and just a hint of fruitness. The mouth is just about perfect ... not too light, not too heavy, some pleasant oil sensations with proper carbonation. A solid ale, but it doesn’t take any risks and lacks a truly distinctive character.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1553) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 3, 2008
Reddish copper color with a thin but solid head. Malts are evident in the aroma, very slight fruit/hops, and if you try real hard, some oakiness. Sweetness is well balanced by the hops, and some vanilla comes through as well. Medium bodied, carbonation died quickly. All in all, kind of disappointing - I expected more from this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2008
pours a cloudy brown copper with flat head. sweet whisky oak aroma, smooth flat palate with mild finish. mild oak whisky finish. smooth and light, complexity, taste the barrels but subtle in the background.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2008
Deep amber, clear, moderate off-white head. Fruit, woody, toffee aroma. Light in the mouth, fresh and fruity, with a very interesting malt character reminiscent of tannic dark tea. Very interesting, very drinkable. Nice!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BillKismet (3659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Medium amber with okay head. Mild malt and hop fusion in the nose, but nothing special. Easy going amber ale/English pale ale. Drinkable with the light presence of alcohol Moderately sweet, but completely uneventful.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle->English pint glass: Pours a large, rocky head that exhibits poor lacing atop of a cloudy, dark amber body. A good amount of carbonation occurs circa the pour. Sweaty aroma, yeast smell, not much other aromas. Taste is mildly hoppy, sticky on the mouth feel, thin texture, not really bitter or sweet, finishes astringent and not a lot going on in my opinion. This beer definitely does not live up to they hype that some people (like the sommelier at my local gourmet wine/liquor/beer store) give it.


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