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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
la1965 (36) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Ver clear malty rich aroma, flavor initially bitter but niot too bad but almost sweet on the finish. could drink a few but gets overpowering for a pale.


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
airrick2003 (538) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Appearance: pours with a medium beige head, moderatly dense, the beer is a very clear lighter amber color Aroma: kind of smells like an industrial lager, not good Taste: caramel malty sweetness, light bitter finish Palate: average carbonation, slight bitter aftertaste, light mouthfeel Overall: tried this at a bar poured in a glass out of a bottle, smells like a bud light but tastes like a slightly bland fat tire, probably wouldn't get again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTStiles (782) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
pours a clear reddish brown with a thin white head and some lacing. aroma has notes of burnt corn, caramel and vanilla. taste is much the same. finish is slightly acidic and malty. a very normal beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2117) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to Justin. Nose is lightly grassy with a noticeable mineral note. Taste is moderately bitter with a lightly toasty malt. A solid bitter. Not really picking up any wood character though

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (238) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Deep copper, light tan head. Fairly clear. Smells of sweet citrus fruit, light floral notes. Some light roasted grain notes, coffee. Lightly bitter, moderately sweet. Beautifully balanced, lighter body, some light carbonation, a touch of acidity and a fairly short finish. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maxbier (390) - Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Clear cooper pour with light tan head. Flavor is typical ESB but cleaner, toffee caramel malt, not sweet, earthy flavors. UK type of hop character. If all ESBs were as good as this one I could say I like the style. Double version must be great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
latitude48 (2) - - NOV 30, 2014 does not count
This was a little disappointing. I liked the smell and the look, and was expecting the same great taste of other Firestone beers, but was left wanting more flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1333) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Iím not really getting bitter/ESB. But I am getting a very flavorful brew, particularly for the ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
valpoaj (635) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Copper/Amber pour - one finger white head that holds its own. Nose is toasted malt, woody, mild bitterness. Flavor is similar - roasted malts at the forefront, slight nutty flavor, bit of wood, vanilla in the background. Mouthfeel is good - creamy without being heavy. Good, easy drinking brew!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3053) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
12 oz bottle from BOTW, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep copper with a decent light tan head. Aroma: British maltiness with some butterscotch, toasty malts, a little caramel/toffee, creme caramel, a little woodsy/floral hops. Palate: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Flav.: Stark/dry British malts, toffee notes, diacetyl, woodsy hops; dry with moderate bitterness and a buttery, British malt finish.

Fairly competent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5061) - 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. Itís light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, itís a solid ESB, but itís simply a style that doesnít do much for me.


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