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

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BA SCORE
79
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607 Ratings
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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 8
Gots: 42 | 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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3/5  rDev -13.5%

irshprncsk, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

DeanMoriarty, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
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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4/5  rDev +15.3%

frlrv1020, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

marmstrong1212, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of theteleman
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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4/5  rDev +15.3%

DaveRinn, Apr 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Bstrickler, Mar 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +44.1%

cdl, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Geech, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Noonan425, Mar 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Ajfinley, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

TheDrunkenDeer, Mar 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Cboom12, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

thkrb99, Mar 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

tmcarter23, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

innominat, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

tommy5, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

GarryM, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

bernat1971, Feb 16, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

vkv822, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

TastyAdventure, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Lovely85, Feb 02, 2014
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.