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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


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
crystal clear amber, frothy white head with decent retention. cereal, caramel, flowers, maybe tangerine, some wood. medium sweet, light bitter, full flavor but not in-your-face. light body, very smooth feel. really good stuff


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1774) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours a light amber with a thin off white head. Not so sure about this one. Easy drinking enough but not real exciting. Sweet malt and fruit notes. It’s alright but was expecting something better from Firestone.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VertBaconStrips (2123) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Found at Tony Roma’s across from Disneyland. Obviously I expected more from this despite not having a clue what the style was going in cuz the staff had no idea. Was pretty plain. Light fruit and a bit of citrus, hearty bread, quite carbonated, very mellow. I think the food off the kids menu we had at the table was more interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ANZUShophunter (18) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2015
From bottle. Nice head on amber body with modest aroma. Rich, complex taste with nice notes from the oak. An enjoyable twist on an ESB.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
seehaferb23 (11) - - FEB 25, 2015
This is a nice English Style Ale for the MSRP of $5 with a nice malty taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
high_on_hops (712) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours a medium hold with a white head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of pale malt and some piney hops. The flavor is malt up front with a slightly bitter backbone and balanced finish over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (250) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from Gott’s Roadside in Palo Alto, CA. Aroma is oaky malts. Taste is dark breads, caramel, slight herbal cola. Creamy and drinkable but nothing too noteworthy here.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1181) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
A very nice barreled beer. Pours a bright amber with very little head. Smells of bourbon and a bit of vanilla. Taste is oak and bourbon all the way, quite sweet with a bit of salted caramel. Good pairing beer. Tasted at the Black and White Beer Ball for SF Beer Week.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1012) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, bread, herbs, hay and vanilla. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, bread, herbs, vanilla, hay and grass. Well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1281) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Aromas of biscuit and toast, caramel, mild earthy hops, somewhat herbaceous. Clear red-brown with a quickly fading white head. Malt-forward with great balance. Medium bodied, very sessionable with nice complexity as well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (180) - Nevada, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Nice copper color with a cream colored foamy head. Aroma has some oxidation, bread, earthy, slight berry/orange fruitiness, and herbal notes. Taste is light fruit (orange candy and berries), herbal, bread/grain, slight toffee, and cracker. Low bitterness and slight sweetness. Soft carbonation, light-med body. Really easy drinking.


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