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RATINGS: 1206   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


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013
On tap in a pint glass. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head with some lacing. Aroma is slightly grainy. A slight bite on the front with a nutty finish. Some toasted and sweet caramel hints. Average carbonation with a clean finish. Very sessionable and clean ESB.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jflopsu (1084) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Pours copper with light white head. A caramel a sweet malt aroma. A sweet malt, caramel, grain and light roasted malt taste. A sweet malt and dry grain aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (785) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle. Nose is vanilla, caramel, butterscotch. Taste is caramel, cream, vanilla, butterscotch, light herbal hops, lots of sweet dough and toffee. Mouthfeel is slick. It’s very good for the style and a damning indictment of the mess that is much of UK brewing is that the best bitter I’ve had in years is from across the pond.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (619) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2016
From can. Copper pour with small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of biscuit and caramel and some fruits. Taste is the same, hint of bitterness. Medium full mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linnet (1600) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2016
grass, hay, toast, floral, vanilla, woody, light perfume. Amber colour, medium off-white head. Medium bite, lightly sweet, grassy and woody, light notes of vanilla. Light body, average carbonation, light woody and bitter finish. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalNHopHead (1237) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2016
This tends to get classified as either a Bitter or an English Pale Ale, but at least there’s general agreement about the British influence. That’s well-deserved. Pour is a clear amber-copper. While Double Barrel Ale doesn’t forsake Firestone Walker’s love of hops, it’s certainly a malt-forward beer. DBA offers a nice amount of complexity for an average-strength, medium-bodied brew. Toffee, toasted malt, bread, chocolate, wood, light citrus, fruitiness(tea-like berry), nuttiness, and cream all come together to form a mellow, easy-drinking beer with just a bit of pleasant bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (3330) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
bottle from local shop. poured a clear amber colour with a off white head. nose has a ton of malts forward. sweet caramel notes, figs, cookie dough, toffee, medium bitter mouthfeel, quite sweet.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jdebonth (10) - BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2016
I didn’t like it, nothing really stood out, didn’t get much of the oak barrel aromas.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1159) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2016
A bit sweet for a bitter, but a nice, approachable British pale ale. Malt is king, as it should be, although it does start a bit musty before sweetening up.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rentonj7 (186) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Clear deep copper brown with a proper head. Toasted toffee, light pine, some oak on aroma. Spicy, oaky, gentle pine, caramel flavors. Medium sweet finish with an almost bubble gum aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (669) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 27, 2016
Âmbar avermelhado, translúcida, espuma amarelada de bao formação e persistência. No aroma notas amadeiradas, terrosas, carameladas. No paladar o amargor leve aparece, dulçor discreto. Corpo leve média carbonatação. Com o tempo de copo ficou mais lupulado/herbal, mantendo leve amadeirado. Boa drinkability.


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