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RATINGS: 1050   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. 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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cthomas2390 (224) - Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Copper with a tight, lacing white head. English hops in the aroma with a tad of oak as well. Some caramel and vanilla flavours along with an appropriate hop bitterness. Velvety mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Very clean finish without a notable hop scrubbing that some pales/ipas have on the palate. Extremely drinkable.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5024) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate oak, toasted caramel, biscuits, grass, faint citrus, and orange peel. It pours a transparent copper with a two finger off-white head that eventually fades to a thick film. There is some soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate toffee and caramel. There is a pretty solid biscuit presence in the middle. The finish has light citrus, grass, toasted oak, and barely a touch of vanilla. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, it’s a solid ESB, but it’s simply a style that doesn’t do much for me.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (43) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
12 oz. bottle from BevMo. On the nose sort of nutty and roasty. The aroma carries through to the taste. No flowery hops or bitterness here. Just a pleasant toasty, earthy, caramel flavor on a pleasing malt base. Mild, just like it says. I found this to be a super drinkable brown ale that I would gladly have again. What I really like about it is the 5% ABV.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
FunkyF (99) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Flaska från Ralphs LA. Bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. Tråkig doft åt det kemiska hållet. Smaken är söt med lite beska.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (334) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Dark amber, little head, some lacing. Yeast, tea, caramel, citrus and pine hops, somewhat bitter, a little sweet, smoke wood. A bit dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
popephred (257) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2014
I poured this ale from the bottle into my trusty Samuel Adams glass, producing a clear, dark amber body topped by a quickly diminishing head of foam with light lacing. A pleasant floral aroma with notes of vanilla and bread was present. Mouthfeel is moderate to light, with a dry, crisp finish. This ale has a decent balance, bittersweet, ending with a crispness. This ale drinks quickly, and would go well some nice smoky barbecue.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flamdonk (5) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2014 does not count
A far superior beer to their 805, this is a nice pale ale that has a really smooth finish and not overly hoppy. Pleasant aroma that poured with a very light head that disappeared almost immediately. Poured from 22 oz bottle. Would buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1495) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Clear amber body with a thin off-white head that gradually fades. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of tea, crisp red apple and autumn leaves. Flavour of caramel, earth, underripe pear and lightly roasted malts. Thin body with a light, oily texture. Fizzy. A crisp, tasty Bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3151) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear golden, nose is sweet toffee, taste is dry, sweet, light fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3951) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Aromas of oak, resin, citrus. Taste is bitter, vanilla, light caramel. Bitter finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Keg at the hanging bat... Deep copper... Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet floral blackcurrant fruits nose... Light fizz.. Fry fruits... Dry toffee blackcurrant fruits.. Little thin... Soft roast.. Ok


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