Firestone Walker Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale (UDBA)
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RATINGS: 102   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dnstone (2455) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Pale golden in color with soft white head. Light bready-malt aroma. Very mild, a signature light bready sweetness but not much to it at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (365) - Napa, Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2016
Tap: This is an improved version of the beer. Aromatics are great. Lots of malt, barrel ferment and mocha. Again the palate is simple short and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2348) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2016
Draft at the brewery in Paso Robles. Not as hazy as I had expected for an unfiltered beer but I guess I’m used to other styles. Not too bad. Better than i remember DBA being. Kinda wish now that I had done a side by side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (483) - 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 (3542) - 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 (3727) - 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 (5264) - 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 (10740) - 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 (1544) - 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 (724) - - 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 (2410) - 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.

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