Brother David's Belgian-style Double Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
04-19-2013 04:20:00 | More by Muhly
3.75/5 rDev +3%
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
03-28-2013 01:43:54 | More by wordemupg
4.28/5 rDev +17.6%
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.
02-17-2013 00:58:09 | More by Cyberkedi
3.84/5 rDev +5.5%
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
02-02-2013 02:58:38 | More by joemcgrath27
Brother David's Belgian-style Double Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.