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

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387 Ratings

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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 8
Gots: 21 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

I_heart_beer, Aug 01, 2013
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2.94/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

TMoney2591, Jul 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

mmilyko, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

cjw333, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

ralphw56, May 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

gtk1989, Apr 30, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Muhly, Apr 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

AlkaholTester, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

iamshad, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

roywilliams, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Hex92, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +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

wordemupg, Mar 28, 2013
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chaint, Mar 17, 2013
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ste5venla, Feb 21, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Cyberkedi, Feb 17, 2013
Brother David's Belgian-style Double Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.