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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


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Straight from the bottle from a 6-pack. I really had to search to find the oak notes in this. Though dry and full bodied and to style, it was pretty much overly boring and lacking in much character. The oak is definitely there, but you definitely have to dig deep for it. I feel for most drinkers -- being unknowing of the tastes of oak -- this will be just another amber "premium" average beer, akin to yuengling, fat tire, newcastle even, and the like.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2007
At the brewpub, amber with medium sized head. Aroma is malty, some light caramel and hints of oak and pine. Flavour is slightly sweet with a nice hoppy touch. Thinner on the palate and a little lifeless at the end. A good everyday beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2684) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Had this one sitting around for a while and finally had it. Pours out a nice light copper color with a moderate head. Well balanced aroma. Taste is also well balanced with sweet malt balanced by a solid amount of hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Clear amber body with an ample off-white head. Aromas of delicate malt, brown sugar, cinnamon and toasted oak. Flavor is moderately sweet with light balancing bitterness and nice malt and spice qualities. Lightly tannic and readily quaffable. This is a well-crafted and subtle, but intriguing amber ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 5, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2008 looks great in the glass. has a lot of fruity flavor, malts very upfront in this one. spicy hops but not a whole lot of them. has a grainy mouthfeel that kind of bugged me. havent had it bottled in a while though, so maybe i need to rerate it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2007
Aroma is mostly sweet and slightly roasty maltiness. A little hops too. Dark copper color. I got alot of roasty caramel toffee malts. Some hoppy crispness. As well as some dried fruit. Relatively complex, yet nothing overwhelming. A medium body with a bit of carbonation. You cant really go wrong. It is nothing over the top special, but it is a reliably tasty offering.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12136) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 20, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Primary aroma is flowery hop, backed by some medium malt. Color is very copper, with a white head that isn’t persistent. Starts with a bit of carbonation bite, medium mouthfeel. Seems to be floral hop with accompanying malt. More balanced than many. The finish is dry and bitter, but some malt aspect tags along. Really decent. Still good beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2007
Bottle. Nice malt aroma, and a small hop aroma. Pours with a lightish brown color. Flavor is a nice mix of malts and hops, with good balance. A refereshing beverage.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4603) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2007
Nice malty aroma. Tea brown, with a fluffy thin head. Great bottle feel, nice label.Lightly tart, moderately bittered, a bit buttery, sunflower seedy. Medium to medium-heavy body, sunflower seeds in the finish. Lagerish, in a lot of ways, but there’s a hard-to-pin-down briny/fruitiness in there. A clean-drinking brew, to be sure. Faint vanilla in the very end. Very nice. Mellow Mushroom, Auburn.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3917) - - APR 1, 2007
amber/copper in color with a small, quickly diminishing head. weak aroma of hops, tea and caramel malts. flavor is much better with hops, toasted malt, and the tea. very smooth.


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