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Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleBrother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Similar to Belgian-style Strong Pales, the Tripel is often characterized by its lighter color, spicy aromatics, and complexity. Brother David’s Triple is brewed with copious amounts of pale malts as well as Belgian candi sugar, giving it a deep golden hue, medium body and rich mouth feel. The dense head gives off aromas of candied orange peel, clover honey, pears, and a hint of freshly mown fields. The fruity esters and spicy hop flavors balance the phenolic characteristics leading to a peppery, citrusy finish.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,420
Reviews:
370
Ratings:
680
pDev:
15.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
77
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 680 |  Reviews: 370
Photo of Masonpp85
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JackieKu
3.99/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured into tulip.

A: Hazy pale amber. A lot of foam with moderate retention.
S: Honey. Spices (coriander).
T: Honey. Pineapple. Some caramel. Moderate sweetness. Moderate bitterness. A little of alcohol. Dry finish.
M: Medium to full bodied.
O: Pretty matching the style and slightly stronger. The alcoholic flavor should be more elegant, though.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.67/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Gold color pour, big open bubbles. Reeks of belgian yeast phenols and fusel alcohol.

Tastes like it smells. Belgian malt liquor be thy name. I like most AV stuff, not this.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Orangish gold with an off white 2” fairly persistent, lacy foam column.

S: Belgian yeast aromas with a trace of banana and stone fruit.

T: Stone fruit, over ripe fruit, citrus. Fairly sweet with a hint of honey and light biscuit. Yeast forward. Fruit flavors are medium high, malt flavors medium to medium low, hop bitterness is low but provides a mild bitterness on the finish.

F: Medium body and above average carbonation

O: A big full flavored beer that is a touch too sweet.

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Photo of VABA
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from On the Fly. Close, but no cigar. Everything right in the wheelhouse for the style, herbal and grassy notes, but nothing exceptional. Body a bit thin

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Photo of Brewsed
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in 22oz bomber from local gas station

color is a bit on the dark side for a tripel

aroma reminds of a big malty barley wine with hints of Belgian esters (banana/pear mostly) and alcohol

Carbonation was low for a tripel, mouth feel was a little syrupy, and dense

Overall, not a good example of a belgian tripel imho. not a bad beer, but it shouldn't be called a tripel.

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Photo of MFMB
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep golden straw like color. Smell of spices, cloves and coriander. Peppery spicy taste with a bit of citrus and banana. A decent offering and maybe I'm a bit on the high side because of my love for Belgian triples.

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Photo of weldchecker
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of doom_deluise
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gautch726
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Strange to have a sour smell produce such a soft, sweet early taste. It gives way to something a bit more harsh on the palette, but it's an interesting experience and fun - if not all that tasty - beer to drink.

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Photo of ambruns1979
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timothybarney
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of casapy
3.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alostplot
4.09/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rpm0003
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shanny_koenig
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of z_taylor
2.58/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Disappointing. I really enjoy most Anderson Valley beers. This one just lacked flavor especially on the back end

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Photo of coolandy007
3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 680 ratings
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