Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by tubacharlie:
4.38/5 rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Aromatic esters of honey enliven the olfactory when inhaled in depth.
When poured, the slightly hazy, golden honey-colored ale puts forth an effort at a decent head that soon retreats to the edges with a few slips of lacing left to decorate the surface.
A warm, caramel-honey flavor absorbs the palate as the alcohol announces itself with a flourish and infiltrates the nostrils. Seductive sweetness from the Demerara sugar lures one into holding a sip on the tongue for a moment to enjoy its delights. If you have ever sucked the juice from a cut of fresh sugar cane, this will remind you of that. The melding of hop and grain is very smooth and satisfying, with sufficient carbonation for exhilaration and a mellow, malty finish.
Presented in a twenty-two ounce brown bottle, this concoction will abet an evening of quiet introverted contemplation or joyous fraternal revelry, depending on your state of mind and intention of companionship. Best to be prepared, either way the spirit moves you.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2010 07:03:45 | More by tubacharlie
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3.43/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz : chalice
Hazy, brassy, dark golden with a foamy, off white head, that is unfortunately fairly short lived.
Nothing particularly exciting. A subtle blend of clove phenols, lightly bready, sweet notes, faint fruity, apple/pear esters in the finish.
Medium body, foamy carbonation.
A tasty, well done Triple. On the palate nothing about it really stood out for me, but it wasn't lacking either. I would have enjoyed a more prominent, long lasting foamy head.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2014 08:42:18 | More by vkv822
3.05/5 rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Not really the best at reviewing beers yet, but am I the only one who got a somewhat metallic taste from this? Maybe my palate is messed up but I could swear I had a bit of a metallic aftertaste. It's not bad, the sweetness is a bit overpowering, but I really don't have much experience tasting Belgian beers. I wouldn't jump to taste this again, but I'm just trying to expand my horizons. And I'm definitely gonna work on better reviews. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2013 07:17:01 | More by JakeSparrow
2.81/5 rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which has a little bit of retention. The head is slightly off-white while the body is a pale to medium golden amber amber which appears as a pale golden amber when held up to the light.
Nose- Simplistic but it covers the basics. Banana and cloves which impart a slight ashiness. Small hint of spice, some coriander. A little bit stronger from the bottle than the glass. Some breadiness.
Taste- Starts off with banana/caramel with a front which is way too sweet which leads into an ashy but strangely mute clove. Some bandaid and a overly sweet finish that makes me think of candied popcorn and butter a little bit. Very messy and the 10% doesn't help at all. Burnt caramel and a slight bit of saccharine cherry and raisins. Cloves show themselves more and become quite disconcerting. The ratings suggested an average Tripel but this is downright unpleasant at the moment. Seems more like a phenolic barleywine rather than a Tripel. Very boozy as well. On top of being messy, it seems a little thin as well. Definitely, a below average beer. There's a weird grassiness to the finish that really mingles with the alcohol on the linger. Very strawlike. Does mellow out considerably but does not rise to average. Does become drinkable.
Mouthfeel- Almost medium bodied with lots of syrup to the texture. Over carbonated.
Drinkability- Barely. Very harsh linger with a bad aftertaste. Cheap but could never be cheap enough.
Overall- Below average. I would not try this and I will not be buying it again. Very close to being a drain pour and I've never drain poured a beer before. However, I do have a beer that promises to be awful so I might just do that tonight.
Serving type: can
11-29-2013 01:13:23 | More by artoolemomo
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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