Brother David's Belgian-style Double Ale
Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Brother David's Belgian-style Double AleBrother David's Belgian-style Double Ale
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From:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Dubbel
Ranked #77
ABV:
9%
Score:
82
Ranked #24,630
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 12.64%
Reviews:
267
Ratings:
445
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 18, 2023
Added:
Dec 11, 2003
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  38
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.
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Rated: 4.06 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
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Rated by iguanodon from Utah

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.
Oct 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Sep 16, 2018
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Reviewed by tp1962 from Illinois

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!
Aug 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by cwd from Kentucky

May 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Apr 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by heysuz from Indiana

Apr 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Mar 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 28, 2017
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Reviewed by jeffdr123 from Florida

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.
Jun 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by bshefftz from California

Apr 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Apr 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by CaptainHate from Ohio

Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by 8BaconBits from California

May 03, 2016
 
Rated: 2.92 by Rick778 from California

Apr 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by killcore from Russian Federation

Apr 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Apr 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by GRG1313 from California

Feb 08, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.
Jan 20, 2016
Brother David's Belgian-style Double Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 445 ratings