Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev +6.1%
22 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy bright orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Some nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, orange, pear, apple, plum, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of apricot, orange, pear, apple, plum, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, cadi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, orange, plum, pear, apple, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Tripel style. Good balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hops flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
08-16-2014 02:52:52 | More by superspak
3.75/5 rDev +8.1%
Appearance: Golden with a generous white head. Great head retention.
Smell: Fruity, a bit sour and a hint of alcohol.
Taste: Slightly sour, sweet with a good bitterness towards the end. Fruity notes in there somewhere.
Mouthfeel: Incredibly smooth
Overall: Good example of style, different tastes at each part of sip make it interesting. Best if sipped slowly. No overpowering booze despite being 10%.
05-28-2014 00:20:55 | More by rangerman21
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.