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

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Brother David's Belgian-style Double AleBrother David's Belgian-style Double Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

379 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | 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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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-13-2013 22:46:54 | More by doremite
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cjw333

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-08-2013 06:33:16 | More by cjw333
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maxwelldeux

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

06-03-2013 02:35:50 | More by maxwelldeux
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ChefBenhase

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +24%

05-18-2013 19:07:08 | More by ChefBenhase
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-11-2013 14:38:00 | More by ralphw56
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gtk1989

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +24%

04-30-2013 04:31:13 | More by gtk1989
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Muhly

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured 650 mL bomber into rounded beer glass.

A-Dark brown with red and amber highlights. Minimal head and head retention. Lacing is present, but dissipates pretty quickly.

S-Loads of sweet roasted malts. Maybe just a hint of banana.

T-Very malt forward with some cloves, raisins and pepper-like phenols.

M-Moderately heavy on the tongue with a good amount of carbonation.

O-a perfectly acceptable, but non-wow inducing dubbel. I think it's good value for the price if nothing else, but there are always more exciting, enticing options where belgian beers are concerned.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 04:20:00 | More by Muhly
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AlkaholTester

Nevada

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-12-2013 07:22:00 | More by AlkaholTester
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iamshad

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-09-2013 00:10:19 | More by iamshad
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roywilliams

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-05-2013 16:00:28 | More by roywilliams
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Hex92

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-04-2013 02:27:14 | More by Hex92
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber poured into tulip 27/3/13

A clear reddish amber with a fair amount of bubbles but not much for head or lace just a short lived finger of tan foam

S brown sugar and brewers candy, some cola, spice I can't place, christmas cake, anise and a little booze, everything blends together quite well

T still pretty solid but not quite the harmony the nose had going for it, a little yeast and sweeter then the nose with slightly more booze, with some rum raisin

M medium bodied but it could use a few more bubbles, long nutty malty finish with just a little heat

O smells a highlight but nothing really sticks out good or bad, decent beer but no areas overly impressive

I doubt I'd buy another considering its 9$ for the bomber, one of those brews I don't feel ripped off but have no reason for a second

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 01:43:54 | More by wordemupg
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chaint

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-17-2013 16:49:02 | More by chaint
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +24%

03-07-2013 05:06:24 | More by schnarr84
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-27-2013 06:49:06 | More by twelveinches
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-21-2013 08:23:49 | More by ste5venla
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Strong aroma has earthy, malty and caramel notes with a hint of hops. It pours a dark coppery brown with a thick and rather persistent light tan head that leaves minimal lacing. Scrumptious flavor has caramel, malty, nutty, earthy and subtle maple syrup notes - not too sweet, very slightly hoppy. Rich texture has plenty of tingle and fizz, smooth yet lively - very satisfying. An excellent party to Brother David’s Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 00:58:09 | More by Cyberkedi
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-13-2013 17:04:39 | More by imperialking
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Thunder

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

02-08-2013 23:25:12 | More by Thunder
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andysk

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-04-2013 03:57:40 | More by andysk
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - clear but very dark ruby, thumb of head dissipated to a thin cover with minor lacing
S - big fruit notes of grape and cherry, some brown sugar and warm bread, light spice
T - fruitiness is almost red wine like, a mineral quality along with some grains, some toffee maltiness, light sour and spice finish, definitely unique for a dubbel
M - somewhat heavy with relatively light carbonation, sticky with just a touch of alcohol dryness, a little too heavy for the style
O - it is definitely unique for the style in all aspects, very reminiscent of a rich red wine, definitely tasty but some minor deductions relative to the style

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 02:58:38 | More by joemcgrath27
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jsanford

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-30-2013 02:44:11 | More by jsanford
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

01-28-2013 17:30:47 | More by DmanGTR
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One finger of head on a dark copper colored body.
The aroma is caramel, candy and bread.
The taste is moderately malty sweet and balanced nicely with an underlying bitterness. Plum and dense wheat bread too.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation and heavy body.
I like it. A solid dubbel style ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 02:41:46 | More by Fatehunter
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-11-2013 23:31:54 | More by aztraz
Brother David's Belgian-style Double Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.