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

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680 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#41,401
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 Catalina
4.44/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I love triple's and this one is good. There are others, like New Belgium's that is less pricey and nearly as good . . . .

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Photo of claybob43
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bmjivi221
3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Radome
3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber bottle into a globe glass.

L - Light golden color; just a bit of haze. White head has huge bubbles but is not overly tall or long-lasting.

S - Clean aroma of crisp grain and strong yeast character. I get cotton candy, bubblegum, light, berry-like fruit. hops are not evident.

T - Initial flavors are a mix of grassy hops and sweet, bready malt. They give way to cotton candy sweetness and alcohol. Semi-sweet finish with a slightly harsh peppery note.

F - Medium to thick body. Moderate carbonation. Light hops bitterness. Strong alcohol burn.

O - For me the alcohol level and strong harsh finish detract, but otherwise this is a solid tripel.

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmoen
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keene
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerebeer
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
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 +21.2%
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 +21.2%
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 -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lelampp
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lgmol
3.31/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.1/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DavidBart
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
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 -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mlawrence
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of srletend
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of grubefresh
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of irongator
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ahalset
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of rudabegga9
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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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