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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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BA SCORE
79
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582 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.18%
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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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-02-2014 03:48:09 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-02-2014 03:45:58 | More by nickfl
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

01-28-2014 13:37:35 | More by BJSmit
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JVB

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

01-26-2014 19:59:30 | More by JVB
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GarthT

Hong Kong

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

01-14-2014 22:56:30 | More by GarthT
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Rod_J

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +15.6%

01-12-2014 00:19:24 | More by Rod_J
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RXUYDC

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-11-2014 05:45:43 | More by RXUYDC
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tomb_ride

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-05-2014 02:11:26 | More by tomb_ride
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

01-02-2014 17:45:36 | More by Dougwillhike
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mhbarber

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.3%

12-29-2013 21:44:35 | More by mhbarber
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SimonTja

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

12-29-2013 05:54:02 | More by SimonTja
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JakeSparrow

California

3.05/5  rDev -11.8%

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!

12-24-2013 07:17:01 | More by JakeSparrow
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humulusphile

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

12-17-2013 04:32:54 | More by humulusphile
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

12-13-2013 19:42:19 | More by 21Maestro8
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jwg782

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.3%

12-06-2013 17:37:49 | More by jwg782
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artoolemomo

Oregon

2.81/5  rDev -18.8%

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.

11-29-2013 01:13:23 | More by artoolemomo
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

11-28-2013 19:00:06 | More by tkdchampxi
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freshflesh

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-27-2013 09:41:19 | More by freshflesh
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brurevu

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

10-23-2013 18:10:21 | More by brurevu
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-20-2013 13:48:27 | More by jaydoc
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mikeb84

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

10-20-2013 06:31:44 | More by mikeb84
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laxer8811

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-19-2013 18:45:03 | More by laxer8811
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hoplover82

Texas

3.53/5  rDev +2%

A-It pours an apple juice color, very hazy with a medium size off white creamy head that has decent retention and very good lacing.
S-For being such a "big" beer the aroma is quite mild which is a little disappointing. But it has noticable fresh bread yeasty aromatics with noticable earthy hops. There are some barn yard characteristics to the nose as well. Very pleasant but could be more in your face in my opinion.
F-The first thing that comes to mind, is some green apple notes along with some fresh bread yeasty flavors and very grassy hop notes in the finish, "grassy" in a good way. Very barn yard like altogether.
M-For this being such a big beer, it's very medium body, it's very balanced (not to sweet and not to dry) I think the carbonation level of this beer helps it to not have such a thick body. It's interesting, it does have a slight sweetness on the tongue but it finishes semi dry.
O-My overall impression for this beer is that it's a quite decent interpretation of an Abbey Style Ale made in America. I am glad that I tried this. And will recommned this beer to any of my friends who particularly enjoy Abbey Style Ales.

10-15-2013 01:42:33 | More by hoplover82
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LoFiDave

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

10-13-2013 02:18:36 | More by LoFiDave
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-09-2013 19:08:23 | More by imperialking
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.