The DBA pours an unassuming amber-brown with a pale, whitish head. There was not a lot of retention, as you can see in the photo, but there was some very nice lacing. It has a clean, faint aroma that just barely hints at its 32 IBUs worth of hops, and promises a mellow, malty happiness to the eager palate.
Indeed, this beer has a nice, sturdy body with notes of hazelnut and a malty smoothness that work well together and do not overwhelm the palate. There is a slight fruity flavor accompanying very mellow hops and a tiny amount of dryness. Overall, it is a well-balanced, highly drinkable beer that made me yearn both for fish and chips and a second pint. This is a great beer to pair with brisk spring days, a bushy moustache, or spinning fantastic yarns to your pals. Highly recommended!