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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4205) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
# 6 Bottle. [Papsoe’s great blind tasting, thanks Henrik!] Small bubbly white head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Mild cloudy amber color. Aroma of bread and sweet toasted malt, grain, fruit. Over the palate came light floral notes, light dusty grainy feel and again bread and toasted malt. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry texture. Light to moderated sweet flavor with light bitter notes. Light dry and sweet finish. 7-3-7-3-14 = 3.4 19-04-2008

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2008
Nothing noteworthy here. Burnt orange with white head an minimal lacing. Equal distribution of malt and hops...no "ah-ha" moments. Solid beer but one I probably wouldn’t try again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2279) - 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 (645) - Houston, Texas, USA - 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 (1599) - 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 (9273) - 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!


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