Beer: Anderson Valley Brewing Brother David’s Triple
Location: Boonville, CA
Style: Triple Abby Ale
Availability: Year round
Appearance: Clementine colored, a little hazy, thin white head that didn’t stick around long
Aroma: Yeast and citrus zest
Body & Texture: Tingles in the mouth, full bodied, goes down smooth
Aftertaste: Spicy like cloves, sweet, fruity, tad malty, and a tiny bit bitter
This beer and Anderson Valley’s Double (which will be reviewed soon!) were sitting in my parents cabin refrigerator for a while, so when we were up there over Christmas we decided we should probably take them home to do some reviews.
I don’t have much experience with Belgian style ales, so this probably won’t be the best review. I did dabble in saison’s last year but that was it. I’m happy to report though, that this beer made me want to be more open to trying Belgian style ales. While I am a huge IPA fan it is always fun to try different styles.
For 10% abv I definitely didn’t taste it. I think that had to do with how sweet this beer was. Sweet beer’s aren’t really something I enjoy (hence liking IPA’s) and this was much more sweet than I expected. I love the carbonation in this beer — there was so much! The color was really stunning. It was such a bright orange. The 22 oz size was perfect for David and I to share. Since I don’t have much experience with this style of beer I can’t really comment on if it’s a great example of the style, but what I can say is that I did enjoy this beer more than I thought I would. I’d say it’s a solid beer, and I’m excited to try their double next.