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A British Pale Ale never tasted so fresh. We challenge our good friends across the pond to match this one. Canít be done. Weíve honored the traditions of the great British Pale brewers of Burton-on-Trent using our patented Firestone Union oak barrels. Youíre 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (803) - California, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours rich copper color with creamy white head. Smells of malts, caramel, toffee and hints of fruit. Malt, caramel and toffee flavors with hits of hops. Bready finish.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (666) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Clear brown with a foamy head and some nice lace. Smell of molasses cookies and CO2. Mildly bitter. This is a good, drinkable ale. It doesn’t try to knock my socks off, but that’s okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Good beer, but palate is wierd and buttery, I didnt like that. May be some others do. Taste ok and crystal clear, Rather do theie Pale

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3441) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer Market 10-Jun 2014. Pours rusty orange with a beige head, aroma of malt, caramel, cookies, flavor of cookies, dough and caramel, medium bodied.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (600) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 15, 2014
Aroma: Hops: Medium, floral, fruity. Malt: Medium, caramel, Appearance: Body: Clear, copper. Head: Small white, low retention. Flavour: Medium-low bitterness. Medium-low sweetness. Hops: Medium fruity, finish resiny Malt: biscuit, bread. . Dry finish with lingering bitterness. Light woody and vanilla come out as the beer warms. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Very nice. Complex, easy drinking. 336 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Esme! 8C. Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teromous (55) - - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle says 06/05/14 so itís 3 months old? Not too happy about that. Appearance: Awesome transparency in this dark bronze beer with notes of red-orange in the light. Thin eggshell white head that fades to a ring. Spotted lacing. Aroma: Not much here. A faint caramel scent but pretty dead in the aroma department. Taste: Light bread crust and a touch of caramel. A slight hoppy tinge of spice. Clean beer. No bitterness to speak of. Palate: It is very light with low carbonation which is good, but it could be smoother. Overall: Itís a pretty good beer but it is rather nondescript. I did enjoy the beer but it felt very held back. It probably isnít a beer I would look for again unless it was fresh from a keg.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Handypaul (214) - - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small white creamy lasting head that leaves great lacing. Weak aroma of vanilla and grass. Lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average to lively carbonation with big bubbles and a brief bitter finish. Not a lot of flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (174) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear brownish-amber with small beige head. Aroma is malty, sweet, caramel, notes of wood. Malty flavor, light bitterness, grassy, biscuit, caramel, balanced, a bit woody. Light carbonation. Light body. Sticky bitter-sweet aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2102) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2014
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, earth and pine. Taste is caramel, toffee and pine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2400) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Hazy bronze-brown. Some nuts, some caramel, a little earth. Earthy taste, mild bitterness and earthy, full-bodied and carbonated, fairly carbonated and long, nutty finosh. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
winto (30) - Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
nose: grain, dry grass, earthy hops, toffee. palate: same as the nose but earthier. very dry. the oak is fairly present in tannin and a lick of vanilla. the hops add an herbal, tinyly bitter aftertaste. seems timid but otherwise not bad. my only complaint is the mouthfeel which feels very thin.


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