Brother David’s Triple Abbey Style Ale – Anderson Valley Brewing (Boonville, CA, USA)

Brother David’s Triple Abbey Style Ale – Anderson Valley Brewing, 10% ABV, (Boonville, California)

On the side of the front label:

“We had to conjure up the high Priestess of fermentation to help formulate and create this rare hand-crafted ale. It is luxuriant and smooth and at 10%, more than a little wild and bound to raise your spirits. Open a bottle and greet the high Priestess. You are worthy.”

  • My Rating: B+
  • Why I like it: great smoothness for 10% abv
  • Where I got it: W. 16th
  • How much: $10 (after 10%), 1 pint 6 fl.oz., Feb/2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: nah
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: yes

Tasting notes: pours copper orange, almost no head, thin ringed retention, some slow-moving CO2 streams. Mainly malts on the nose. A burst of medium malts up front, honey, chamomile, brown sugar, slightly hoppy and finishes alcoholic. Medium complexity, medium depth, good transitions, good carry, great drinkability. Not super complex but quite smooth for 10% ABV.