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Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleBrother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale

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568 Ratings
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Ratings: 568
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 8
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2004)
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Bfarr

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orange amber, thin off white head with poor retention. Bright fruity yeast aroma. Pear and cherry sweetness with light alcohol. Very balanced flavor and a fairly clean finish. Light body and bite with prevalent stickiness.

Smooth easy flavor with light warming and bite upon swallowing. It’s not entirely complex but very pleasant. It’s certainly enjoyable and good to look out for despite the fact that I do think it’s not entirely like a tripel should be.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 23:19:40 | More by Bfarr
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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%.

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From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on April 20, 2014.

It is a decent looking pour with its orange-amber-copper color, good clarity, and modest off-white head.

The aroma had many of the Belgian Triple sensations one would expect such as biscuit malts, sweetness, and effervescent cleanliness.

The medium body is a bit heavier than most Tripels and I like that.

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The color on this brew is hay color, lightly yellowish with a big fluffy head. A very nice looking beer. Smells of fruit, subdued hops come through faintly on the nose. Taste is sweet, estery, with a chewy medium thickness in the mouthfeel. Sugars come through very prevalently and hide the high ABV...so tread caustiously on this one! I thought this beer was well crafted, thought I'm not a huge fan on the style, the look, nose and mouthfeel alone on this made it OK to drink.

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Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.