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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1385) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2003
A deep copper color with a good foamy head. When I read edden's comment, I did taste some tea in it. Some malt in the taste too. Wish it had just a tad more hops. But a very nice taste. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
7/19/03: bottle.
tea and malt aromas. light brown-tan-red body with some lacing. tea and hops for taste. pretty well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Crystal clear dark copper colored body. A thin white to tan head. Some lacing.
Smells malty with a hint of hops. There is also a pleasent fruity character in the aroma too. Almost a mild malt aroma.
Fruity, hoppy flavor with only a hint of malt. Nice and mild. A bit hoppier than I would have expected. Nice lingering flavor. Malty sweetness does start to shine through more as the flavor lingers in the mouth.
Smooth and full mouth feel.
Good session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2003
Pours an amber color with a medium creamy head, and very thin lacing. Aroma of caramel and malt. A bit on the carbonated side. Pretty average.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
medium head and beatiful color. The color is in between a brown ale and a pale ale. Slightly malty un taste with a delightful caramel finish. The fact that this beer was brewed in oak barrels is traslated into the aroma. I'd recomend it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2003 Smells not like an EPA to me but I guess I still have a few thigs to learn?Pours out a wonderess amber,3/4 inch head>Lace was intense.This beer didn't hit me right at first(too reminiscent of a wild goose amber)All in all tonight this beer is significantly better than the previous mentioned product.Has a great balance between malt and subtle hop (bite)on the tougue.Honestly would have rather got a 12 pack of wild goose for 1.50 more(8.39 a 6!) but glad I tried this one to see how much better an AMBER beer could get in a subtle way.Nice dry finish w/ actual teases of oak if ya don't smoke.You do have to concentrate on woodiness to get it if you ask me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Darker than your typical pale ale. Aroma of a multi grain bread. Malts dominate the taste, although there is still a good hop presence, especially in the finish. Nice, medium-bodied beer from a brewer we don't see too much of on the east coast.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (4905) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Orange Copper, with a beige head. Hardly any aroma. Caramel and toffee, and maybe a little alcohol heat. Has a sandy, dusty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 18, 2003
Clear reddish brown color w/ a medium foamy head, nicely balanced between hoppiness & sweetness, this is a very enjoyable, drinkable beer. If this is a good example of an English Pale Ale, I'll have a few more.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Amber-red color, decent foam. Nose is sweet malt with spicy hop hints. Balanced on the sweet side, with some toasty caramel and citrus, finishing with a slight hop bitter. Overall a drinkable brew that seems true to the EPA style.


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