Double Barrel Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Double Barrel Ale

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Overall: 8.15/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.15 or 1.84%

Trend: 8.15/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Ordinary Bitter

ABV: 5.00%

IBU: 32

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

310 beers rated with a 8.28 average
  • 8.30/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 1.84% Color: Deep Gold
  • A gentle pour reveals a deep golden color with a thin white head. Good retention on the head. Lots of thick lacing the sheets down the sides of the glass.

    The aroma is mostly bready malts with a late sweetness and hints of dark fruits.

    The taste is very similar to the aroma with bready sweet malts and a nice earthy hop coming in near the finish. The sweetness lingers in the finish.

    Medium body with medium carbonation. A sweetness on the lips and some dryness in the finish.

    Overall, another very nice beer from Firestone. Fairly simple in micro-brew standards, but a super solid beer. Great flavors that are fresh and well balanced. An easy drinking beer that showcases how good a "simple" beer can be! I will be buying this one again!
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  • Reviewed: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 23:49:40
  • Tasted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
  • $1.99 for 12 oz. bottle
1,469 beers rated with a 7.84 average
  • 8.00/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 1.84% Color: Deep Gold
  • Poured clear into a pint glass. Huge, off-white, frothy foam. Retention was great with the foam becoming thicker as it diminishes. Lacing, nope.

    Aroma is a backbone of bready malt with a nice subtle fruity hops presence. The hop aroma did seem to leak out the fruit after being open a while. Make sure to sniff it quick. Some sweetness.

    Fresh tasting at first with some sweetness. The beer finishes with a bready malt flavor that sticks around in the aftertaste. Herbal hops are also there on the finish.

    Medium carbonation with a chewy body that isn't too big with some dryness to the finish.

    Refreshing and very good beer. There seems to be some subtle complexities that not everyone enjoys. A full bomber of this hits the right spot. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Friday, January 01, 2010 at 18:09:51
  • Tasted: Friday, January 01, 2010
  • $4.29 for 22 oz. bottle
Cost Breakdown
  • $1.99, 1 serving(s), 12 oz. bottles
  • $4.29, 1 serving(s), 22 oz. bottles
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