DBA

California
United States
Firestone Walker Beer DBA Pale Ale
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Our flagship brew highlights barrel-fermented batches from our patented Firestone Union blended with beer fermented in stainless steel.  It opens with a biscuity toasted malt aroma and a hint of oak and vanilla.  Pale malts create a smooth malty middle with ribbons of caramel, English toffee and toasted oak.  A tribute to English pales traditionally fermented in cask.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
30
Hops: 
Magnum, Styrian Golding, East Kent Golding
Malts: 
Premium Two-Row, Maris Otter Pale, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer pours a beautiful, crystal clear amber with a resilient off-white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. The malt is at the forefront of the aroma with complex bready, nutty and toffee characters underneath. But only a touch of earthy hops shows through, and the expected esters are absent. The medium-bodied beer again primarily highlights malt, with bready and nutty flavors and hints of chocolate and cedar. Again, the hops are quite light, displaying a mild earthy flavor that similarly carries through to the finish with a moderately light bitterness. The complex maltiness in this beer is very enjoyable, but the scarcity of hops, esters, and bitterness leaves this beer a bit one-dimensional.

Popular Reviews

DrGMG's picture

My Score: 
88
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
36/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
9/ 10
Overall Impression: 
18/ 20
I love drinking and brewing this beer. Well balanced and so crushable. Malty and smooth.