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Firestone Walker Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale (UDBA)

Firestone Walker Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale (UDBA)
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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our flagship Double Barrel Ale 100% fermented in new American oak barrels and unfiltered. This is the beer that is blended with stainless fermented beer to make standard Double Barrel Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (474) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Remarkably crisp and clean tasting overall. Prominent malt, oak, hop flavors. Very fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3298) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Grunt fill from Alberstons. Pours out a hazy amber with small fluffy head. Malt dominates the aroma, and kicks it up a notch in taste. Toffee, caramel, very mild bitterness. Unfiltered characteristics a nice addition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (3545) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
On tap at the tour. Pours a mostly clear golden orange with fluffy white head. Aroma and taste of bready malt and earthy hops. Clean and easy, but nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5198) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
On cask at Stone. Amber pour, slightly hazy, with a off white head. Bready, malty, mildly bitter, a bit of grain sweetness. Light and easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10416) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Sample at GABF 09/26/2015, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Hazy brownish-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually. Partial sheets of lacing. Aroma of herbal hops, wood and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of floral hops, earthy malt, fruit and oak. The finish is malty up front with a mildly hoppy aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1438) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Pours a rich, hazy amber color with a creamy off white head. Caramel, toffee, toast, yeast, clove and earthy aroma. Caramel, toffee, toast, yeast, mild chocolate, oak, smoke and date flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a toast and caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (670) - - APR 25, 2015
Draft. Huge aroma of oak, nothing but oak. Flavors of a traditional ESB, caramel, with some ginger ale. Crisp, oaky finish. Marvelous!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
Had the original back in September 2012. Now having a pour from a Firkin at Good Dog in April 2015 for a Firestone Walker event. Cloudy orange amber with a reasonably thick off-white foam. Nice medium-full body (likely due to being unfiltered.) Good lace. Medium-light vanilla caramel malts. Nice bit of chocolate. Orange pith marmalade. Some vegetative aged celery and peat notes. Great floral notes. Plenty of darkish orange/tangelo/mandarin peel flavors as well. The unfiltered body definitely positively adds to the brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Man this is a cool beer. Has a really nice malty flavor and just enough hops. Crackers, bready. Tasty!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13219) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy copper/amber with an off-white head. Med + body. Flavor is a bit earthy with slightly roasted malt and citrus, perhaps with other fruit. Rather mild flavors. Finishes towards dry and mildly bitter.

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