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

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398 Ratings

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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 8
Gots: 25 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep amber with a tan/cream head Skim retention, no lace.

Some raisin, toffee, browned stone fruit, wood, vanilla, caramel in the nose. Could use a bit more intensity.

Toasted malt and bruised fruit. Some creamy notes, wood, vanilla, and alcohol. Clears to booze and bitter. Toffee and bread crust appear too. Lacks some intensity, but not watery or thin in any way. More on the dried side than fruity.

Fuller bodied, Ok carbonation.

I liked this, and for a domestic dubbed, pretty good.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

It took me a while, but I finally pulled the trigger on this one. It pours a clear ruby-brown topped by a finger of wan khaki foam. The nose comprises brown sugar, dried maple sugar, light cardboard, a hint of dark fruits, and a twinge of banana peel. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger contingent of dark fruit and banana and a pervasive feeling of cardboard and old nuts. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda slick feel. Overall, this dubbel just didn't do it for me. I'm hoping it's past its prime, considering the strange and unappealing flavors, but I have my doubts.

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Brother David's Belgian-style Double Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.