Anderson Valley Brother Davids Triple Abbey Style Ale

Anderson Valley Brother Davids Triple Abbey Style Ale

Rated 3.428 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Boonville, CA, United States

Style:  Abbey Tripel

10% Alcohol by Volume

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A bright dry aroma tops off this deeply complex Belgian-style beer that has over tones of malt, fruit, and freshly mown fields. The intensity of the higher alcohol is rounded out by the deep richness of the malt and the light hop flavors. Light and pale in color, a nice malt backbone holds up the highlights of spicy hops intermingled with yeast esters and aromas. The triple (or "tripel" as the Belgian's call it) is a medium-bodied strong Belgian-style beer, with just a touch of mild malt sweetness and a dry finish on the palate. The comparatively light body of this beer is achieved by substantial additions of candy sugar in the kettle and medium-high carbonation level. The hopping has been kept low, with the use of classic European hop varieties to give just a hint of spiciness.

ID: 10749 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank4673
Overall Percentile90.7
Style Rank98 of 565
Style Percentile82.7
Lowest Score2.6
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.467
Weighted Score3.428
Standard Deviation0.463

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  • SIGMUND 5380 reviews
    rated 3.6 1 year ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Shared 355 ml bottle at local tasting,from Voldby Købmandsgaard. ABV is 10.0%. Slightly hazy deep golden colour. Malty aroma with oxidised notes, but also interesting vinous and oaky notes. Some vinous and oaky notes in the medium sweet flavour, acceptable hops in the finish. Slightly warming mouthfeel.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Sampled with KnoxBeerCrew. Orange copper pour, very tight head, some lacing and carbonation. Sweet ripe fruits upfront in the aroma, fruity yeasts - bananas with clove and spices - sweet and hint of honey and lemongrass. Flavor is a tad sweet and boozy, still pleasant with ripe dark fruits, aforementioned bananas with spices, more yeasts, slight grassiness and more sweet. Big and almost too sweet. Still enjoyed it though.

  • CYBERCAT 11509 reviews
    rated 4.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Crisp, strong, fruity, malty aroma has notes of apple and banana and a hint of honey. Pours a clear bubbly copper with a thick, fluffy, palest wheat head that leaves some good lacing. Flavor - wow! It nearly overwhelms the palate with honey-sweet apple, lively malt, a firm hint of woody hops, and a noticeable but not fierce alcohol bite. I got the occasional touch of caramel and horehound as well. Firm, well-rounded texture has lots of fizz and sass. Tripel your pleasure, tripel your fun! :D

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A super sweet tripel, very light on typical dark fruit aromas and flavors. Not bad when sipped slowely but I wasn't a fan of the cloying nature of this, should have had more fizz to be more true to style. Also, too dark compared to most triples I've seen, not that this is bad just not quite right.

  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    An American Belgian. Guess I had my hopes up a little, since I quite like Anderson Valley, but this one seems to miss the mark. A well-hidden 10% abv, the colour is remarkable, nicely/lightly carbonated, a hint of pepper, some bready/yeasty flavours, but the finish is a bit disappointing. I usually like Anderson Valley, fortunately I wouldn't call this their flagship. Most erratic score I've ever given.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Not bad! Pours dark golden yellow with a thin white head ring. Aroma has some nice spices in it. Mouth is nice and peppery. Flavor is a good rendition of the style. Dry finish. Definitely solid, just nothing terribly exceptional going on, either.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Great representation from an American brewer. Exceptionally clean, fruity and yeasty. Right in line with the common Tripel traits, heavy esters, banana and spicy clove, a touch of apple cider, pale malt, hints of vanilla and little to no Noble hop presence. Nice and dry. I bet a respectable, high quality yeast strain goes into this brew because it's fairly authentic all around.

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 2.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Pours with light carbonation, slightly hazy honey golden color. Almost no head. Flavor is an interesting clash of sweet and bitter caramel with malty tones. My immediate impression on aroma was apple juice. Pretty good jolt of alcohol, but not the best overall as a pleasing drink

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I've waited quite a while to track one of these down. It looks spot on--golden orange. Fizzy head that dissipates to a light hazy foam rarher quickly. The taste, however is rather starnge. I don't think I have ever found brown sugar in a trippel before. I swear there are hints of chocolate in there too. A lot of other "standard" flavors like apple juice. There is a little alcohol heat in the aroma and flavor. The mouthfeel is divine, however. Smooth and full. Leave it to a West Coast brewer to create a delicious twist on a very old style.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    The beer pours out a golden orange body with a rocky, 2" white uneven head. Aroma is apple juice, caramel, brown sugar, and a bit bready. The rest of the beer is pretty average. Flavor is sweet, lots of caramel, banana, alcohol, some bubblegum and light apricots. My tongue felt like it had been thru the ringer a few times after finishing my pint.

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