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
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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
Ratings:
676
Reviews:
369
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
15.94%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 676 |  Reviews: 369
Photo of FanofHefe
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmoen
3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keene
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerebeer
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice, it has an amber color with little head. It has some notes of citrus and has some fruitiness to it. It is good, but I have had better triples.

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Photo of MrJolly
4.23/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bit thin and sweet for the style, but hides the abv dangerously well.

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Photo of Lard_City
4.23/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fruity nose. Fruit, malt, sweet, and spicy taste. Beautiful dark Amber color. Very nice.

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Photo of KMani
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lelampp
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lgmol
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidBart
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm not a huge fan of triples, but a good quality one always pleases, and I can appreciate the artisanry. This one was unimpressive. Had it at the Abbey Brewing Co. in South Beach Miami. It's their house beer, but they don't actually brew it there. It was the most appealing item on their menu, but I wasn't impressed.

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Photo of oh_sacred_hops
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mlawrence
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of srletend
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of grubefresh
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of irongator
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of ahalset
4.04/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of rudabegga9
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of aaholmes
3.86/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of JarMills
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Brother David's Triple Abbey Style Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.45 out of 5 based on 676 ratings.
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