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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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570 Ratings
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Ratings: 570
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 9
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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Lambstrong

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear coper color with a white head that pretty much lasts for 20 seconds. Not a whole lot in the way of lacing. I thought the color was off for this style of ale.

Aroma: Only a slight spicy aroma. The phenol aroma overpowers any bouquet the brewer may have tried to put forth.

Taste: There's the spices! Very pleasant balance of spiciness and sweetness. I was worried up to this point that the brewer mislabeled the ale., but it is definitely a Triple once you taste it.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated. The sweetness hits you on the front of the tongue and the carbonation hits you in the back of the throat.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 23:27:56 | More by Lambstrong
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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

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Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.