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RATINGS: 1235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rader58 (876) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark copper with orange hues. Aroma of tangerine, toasted grain, dust/earth. Flavor is toasty, bread, raisin, yeast. Very dry finish. I can understand why someone may like it, but it just isn’t for me. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopverdju (706) - BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2016
Helder donker rood koperkleurig bier met ecru/crèmekleurig schuim. Geur: mout en suiker met op het einde een lichte kruidigheid.Smaak: licht zoet, wat mineralen en een lichte hardere bitterheid. Komt nogal Engels over. Licht romig mondgevoel. Afdronk: licht zoet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1492) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle @home (Euro-vision 2016 tasting.) Pours golden, thin white head. Nose is toffee, some floral notes then biggish resin slight pine. Taste is fruity sweetness straight up and then a lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (3607) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is malt, bread, biscuits, some caramel and toffee, touch of vanilla and other barrel notes. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet and light to moderate bitter. Body is medium. Nice malt-forward beer with subtle barrel notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (904) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Tap@rockbaren, Nyköping. Clear copper color with nice off-white head. Aroma has malt, caramel, vanilla. Taste is malty with quite long somewhat bitter and fairly dry aftertaste. Flavors of malt, grassy hops and just a hint of oak, vanilla and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (5584) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2016
On tap at Sherlocks Monastary. Copper color with white head. Aroma is malty, bread, biscuit, toffee, dried fruits and mild citrus. Faint barrel notes. Taste is malty, bready, dry toffee, faint chocolate, some barrel notes leading to a malty bready finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (6194) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Malty smell with caramel and some sponge cake. Similar taste, sweet. Malt focused.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pilsnertest (93) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2016
Sample from The 5th Element presentation with Jeffers Richardson @ Akkurat, Sep 27. Aroma of burnt sugar and vanilla. Light carbonated body with a slightly heavier, dry ending. Light oiliness. Taste of toasted bread, grapefruit in syrup, vanilla and caramel. Would love to see this one as a cask ale. It would improve. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (818) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Appearance is amber and quite clear, plenty of fizz, a big fluffy beige head which lasts. Leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma- caramel malt, brown bread, raisin, toasted malt. Taste- nutty, creamy malt, cherry cake, almond, toast, hint of sweetness, smooth mouthfeel, fairly long finish with bitter malts. Tasty ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2016
American take on a traditional English ale style, with medium thick, egg-white, lightly lacing, moussy, irregular head eventually reduced to a wafer thin rim and nothing else, and clear, beautifully deep warm amber robe. Pleasant aroma of freshly toasted bread, barbecued chicken, smoked paprika, tomato concentrate, green peppercorns, dried red berries, vague vanilla, toasted peanuts, caramelized sugar, mustard seed, radish. Clean, rounded fruity onset, redcurrant, apple and dried orange peel, softish carbonation, smooth and lightly oily, very supple body; notably nutty malt middle with a bitterish toasted edge, reinforced by mild wood tannins, drying the back along with floral, peppery and leafy Old World hop bitterness, bit tonic water-like in the very end, perfectly balancing out the restrained dried fruit and nutty sweetishness. Very elegant, balanced, tasty beer, indeed resembling a bottled English bitter of the ’higher’ ESB class, but adding a toasted oak dryness which blends in very well. Recommended, like all of Firestone Walker’s beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (839) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 9, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Dark amber pour, small white head. Aroma malts, bread, wood. Taste was light bitter, malt sweetness, woody.

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