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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

383 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 256
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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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-15-2013 01:41:10 | More by pathman
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-09-2013 22:44:30 | More by Kegatron
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GABrew

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-07-2013 20:01:29 | More by GABrew
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-28-2013 01:48:58 | More by mmilyko
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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

Alberta (Canada)

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
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AlkaholTester

Nevada

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Alberta (Canada)

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
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chaint

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Georgia

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
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Alberta (Canada)

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.