Brew Review: Anderson Valley Brother David’s Triple

by Kelli H. on January 8, 2014

Beer: Anderson Valley Brewing Brother David’s Triple
Date: 12-30-13
Location: Boonville, CA

Style: Triple Abby Ale
Alcohol: 10%
Availability: Year round 
IBU: 15

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

Overall Impression:
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.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Val January 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Sounds very yummy.


David Wells January 9, 2014 at 8:49 pm

I liked it! It’s fun venturing out to new beers and this one was really good. Looking forward to trying the Double.


Estela @ Weekly Bite January 10, 2014 at 1:25 am

Sounds delicious! I’ve always been more of a wine girl, maybe it’s time to start venturing into beer 😉


Made in Sonoma January 10, 2014 at 4:43 am

I’m an equal opportunist when it comes to wine and beer. 😉


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