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Brother David's Belgian-style Double Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

392 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2003)
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3.72/5  rDev +2.2%

cfadams17, Nov 17, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was an inch and a half of off white, foamy, long-lasting head. Good, but not great lacing.

S: A nice aroma of yeast, malt, spices, and dark fruit.

T: Tasted of malt, Belgian-style yeast, figs, spices, and a bit of chocolate. Not a bad flavor, but it does frontload everything, leaving not very much for the finish. It gets a bit thin. Still, not bad.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a decent enough beer and worth a shot, but not the best Dubbel you'll come across. Drinkable, though.

avalon07, Nov 14, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at BJ's in Sacramento, CA.

Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, dark fruit, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast and spice bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice balance between the toast, fruit, and spice qualities.

Serving type: on tap.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 19, 2014
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Brother David's Belgian-style Double Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.