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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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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 8
Gots: 41 | 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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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%

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
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

kylehay2004, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

nickfl, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

BJSmit, Jan 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

JVB, Jan 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

GarthT, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Rod_J, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

RXUYDC, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

tomb_ride, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Dougwillhike, Jan 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

mhbarber, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

SimonTja, Dec 29, 2013
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3.05/5  rDev -12.1%

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!

JakeSparrow, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

humulusphile, Dec 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

21Maestro8, Dec 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

jwg782, Dec 06, 2013
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2.81/5  rDev -19%

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.

artoolemomo, Nov 29, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev +4.9%

Quick review: bought this for 2.50 a bomber. Can't beat that price, even if this isn't the greatest Abbey Style Trippel I've had.

Good mouthfeel, good carbonation. Flavors and scent are reminiscent of apple. Also traditional Belgian yeast, malt, and floral notes are present, but the beer is slightly lighter overall than a traditional Trippel. Not boozy or harsh.

Bottom line: representative of the style without innovating. On the lighter side, with hints of apple. Worth the price.

tkdchampxi, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

freshflesh, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

From my tasting notes: The Brother David’s Triple poured darker than most triples with more of an amber color than the typical golden color. It had a good fruity Belgian yeast aroma that yielded a sweet and fruity flavor with plenty of the Belgian yeast notes of candy sugars and cloves. There was little to no perceptible bitterness to this incredibly smooth and highly drinkable triple. It had a high ABV which was well hidden and made it presence known as I drank this tasty triple too quickly.

brurevu, Oct 23, 2013
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.