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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Initial malty, mildly hoppy aroma that diminished very quickly. Clear deep amber color with a frothy tan head that lasted for several minutes and left medium lacing. Flavor was well balanced slightly in favor of bitterness and a mellow spicy "British" hop flavor and slight roasty notes. Slight diacetyl was a nice addition to the flavor. Aftertaste was a good mix of malt, bitterness and hop flavor. Lively carbonation and medium/light body with a fairly dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crazyvin (2009) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5882) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 25, 2005
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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (7051) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2005
Personal Milestone - U.S.A. rating #600 (out of 1121)! And it’s a nice session ale, bright copper in color with a head that’s 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.

   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!

   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.

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