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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Brother David's Belgian-style Double AleBrother David's Belgian-style Double Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
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Style: Belgian Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by the classic Dubbels of Belgium, our Brother David’s Double has a dark brown body and aromas of warm cocoa, banana, and cloves. Specialty malts impart a toasted, nutty character and flavors of chocolate-covered cherries and candied fruits, while the subdued hop profile and Abbey yeast create spicy, herbal notes to compliment the warm, slightly sweet finish. Winner of a Gold Medal in the 2011 Great American Beer Festival™, Brother David’s Double is a truly complex and potent ale meant to be savored or shared with friends.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,622
Reviews:
266
Ratings:
444
pDev:
12.64%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
38
Trade:
0
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Photo of iguanodon
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

[Original rating 2012-08-10] Pours brown/red with a tan head. Aroma is caramel and booze. Taste is malty, sweet caramel with a boozy finish.

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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tp1962
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Extremely good double. I always am pleased when I purchase something new and it doesn’t disappoint. This was exceptionally beyond expectations . Well done! I know where I can purchase this just 5 minutes from my house! I will be keeping this on stock!

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4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffdr123
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark caramel color is a good hint of the taste to come. Not a bad imitation of a Belgian dubbel, but not as complex. They say they were going for a roasty, chocolate covered cherry taste, and that's what it is. More interesting as it warms.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.58/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Red, brown, auburn colors in the our, almost no head comes off of it, 1/8" maybe. Aroma was boozy alcohol, a little bit of brown malt and sugar.

A very boozy taste experience, thats the first thing to hit the tongue. Ample bitterness despite a lack of hop presence. Lots of spice cabinet, harshly done. Dark fruit, toffee, caramel. Alcohol wafts the entire time. Its the dominant aspect of the beer. Just way too hot, not pleasant.

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4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brown with a light haze forming a 1” persistent tan foam collar with a very fine bead. Produces gothic window lace.

S: Yeast driven esters and phenols, citrus, banana, dark malt cake, molasses to brown sugar.

T: Big malt flavor, light molasses, dark dried fruit, fig to dates, raisin, light banana, light citrus, a trace of tart on the finish but maintains moderate sweetness throughout. Lingering fig aftertastes. The malt and yeast flavors are medium and the hops are medium low to low.

F: Slightly below medium body, medium high carbonation.

O: A good beer but a little on the sweet side.

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Brother David's Belgian-style Double Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 444 ratings