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RATINGS: 1059   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. 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


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2005
very rich malty aroma consostong of caramel and yeast tones and a nice hint of hops. Poured a rich amber color with a thin white head and decent retention. Unfortunatly i found the flavor rather mild. It had nice malt tones and a slightly bitter hop edge. Flavor seemed good, but watered down. It was the one dow side to this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 28, 2005
Pours dark amber with a nice lingering head. Smells of bread and flowers. Taste is slightly citrussy with chocolate and caramel present.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5842) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - APR 25, 2005
Bottle
Hoppy Aroma No sighting of the beer since I drank it from a brown bag on Venice Beach - quite a surreal experience I might add. Hoppy and fruity tastenotes, apricot, dont get much barrelflavor, a bit vanilla. Light body, sparkly mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - APR 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2005 Nicely flavored English PA. Strong taste of chocolate and some sweet bread. Some yeast taste. Finishes with oak tones and a floral, not too spicy hop flavor. Unsweeted cocoa flavor compliments the hops well.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 22, 2005
Draft. Rich amber beer with a thin whitish head. Oak/caramel flavors with some spicey/earthy hop aroma/ underlying flavor. Unfiltered version: 6-4-7-3-13 more vanilla/nuttiness and somewhat more mellow. A much better beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2005
GABF 2004 Golden in color with a small white head. Aroma of bread, malt and floral hops. Moderately bitter clean and hoppy.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2005
Personal Milestone - U.S.A. rating #600 (out of 1121)! And itís a nice session ale, bright copper in color with a head thatís rapidly reduced to a film. It has a mild roasted malt flavor with some caramel and light herbal hop bitterness. The three are carried into the flavor of this smooth, light-bodied drink. It has a lightly bitter finish that sets you up for the next bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tobi98ab (32) - Taste of Beer, Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2005
[bottled] Very nice looking English Pale Ale, dark copper golden. Aroma not as strong as hoped for, though good. Soft and round palate, with a roasted flavor with a hint of caramel. Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2006 Large sized off white head is mostly lasting with nice lacing. Normal clarity with medium depth amber hue. malty, toasted bread aroma. Smooth malty flavor with the sweetness moderate by a decent presence of hops. Very tasty. Had my second one after having an Oaked Arrogant Bastard. Could hardly taste the Double Barrel because that Bastard ruined my palet.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4640) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Thatís one fine-smelling ale! Itís good to be back in America where there are noticable hops in the beers. Faintly reminiscent of Sierra Nevada, but not as strong..excellent stuff - best of its kind iíve had for sure.


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