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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

596 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 8
Gots: 40 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
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%.

rangerman21, May 28, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

The taste tends to make one forget the aroma. yeah, there are biscuit malts, sugar sweetness, and clean crisp hops but there is this odd aftertaste that I would only best describe as medicinal. I have to say that it really throws the positives out the door because the taste is what lingers. It really throws all the good character stuff I have to say.

puboflyons, Apr 20, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Before I review this beer I need to confess. I don't like Belgiums, or anything that remotley resemebles the style, too sweet for me personally. HOWEVER, my girlfriend bought this for me and its been sitting in the fridge for a couple days so here it goes.
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.

theteleman, Apr 06, 2014
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Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.