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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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bcasper (4) - bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 12, 2006
as this beer goes down it very smooth and light and my mom doesn’t even make a face when she tries it. the after tastes is strong and woody on your palete and it ends with a very crisp taste this beer leaves you wanting another drink


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2580) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Fad: Orange ravfarvet klar med et lille skumhoved. Lidt kedelig duft af malt og en smule citrus humle. Skuffende men drukket på strandpromenaden på Avila beach trækker gevaldigt op på oplevelsen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (517) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
12oz bottle bottled 3/17/14. Pours a near crystal clear copper orange with a half finger, off white head that thins to a ring. Aroma has some fruity esters, a nice caramel, and a hint of barrel. Taste is slightly sweet with some nice barrel characteristics. Caramel, and slightly fruity with a short finish. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a lively carbonation. Overall very tasty and flavourful. Smooth barrel notes with some great caramel and fruity yeast taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EamonTheGreat (129) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
A very flavorful pale ale. I love Firestone Walker's double barrel aged beers, and this is no exception. This beer was 5 months old, so I feel it lost some of its hoppy character. A good blend of malt and barrel aged goodness. Can't wait to try this fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalfaro86 (239) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 22, 2014
Pours a clear amber brew with a small white head with poor retention, aroma is moderate sweet and low bitter with caramel, grain, toasted malt, noble hops,medium to low bodied, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a bittersweet finish. Good bitter

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (311) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 Deep amber pour from 12oz bottle. Spicy hop nose. Two fingers foam. Clear. Briny-esque mouth with a spicy hop middle, citrus soda finish. Bread backbone. Touch of corn, then booze.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (519) - POLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle Aroma-floral, fruits Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-light body, slick feel,lively, bitter finish Overall-very refreshing

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle. Clear reddish amber, no head. Nose is papery, wood, caramel malts. Flavour is more paper, some berry hops. For some reason I feel less bad about rating old beers if they’ve been barrel-aged, but bumping it up a few points to be fair. Took a double-take on the label as FW’s reputation precedes them.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (1535) - Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle: Slightly ruby-tinted copper with good clarity & an off-white foam that quickly recedes to a collar. Aroma is mild, grassy hops with a bit of earthiness & a moderate woodsy essence. A hint of toasted malt crackers here & there with a little bit of that newly polished bureau freshness. Very light overall. Taste includes more earthiness from the hops, definitely English in execution, with a stronger backing of toasted malts just on the fringe of the caramel profile. Toasty. A touch of graininess, the most faint kiss of dry oak, & a little bit of metallic maltiness to finish things off. All-in-all, a decent beer that’s easily quaffable, but nothing very memorable about it, really.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (993) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Vanillin oak, floral and orange zest hops, toffee malt and candied fruits make up the aroma. Floral and sweet citrus hops up front give way to supple oak, soft toffee and candied fruits in the mid-palate. Orange blossom hops come in at the finish. This is certainly a unique take on ESB, but also a highly enjoyable one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Troupis (41) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Has the look and first taste of an excellent beer but the aftertaste and smell bring up hints of a cheap mass-produced beer. All-in however it's a good bold taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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