Brother David is named after David Keene, one of America’s most iconic publicans and owner of San Francisco’s Toronado Pub. Keene is known for his affinity for good Belgian beers, and Anderson Valley thought his was an appropriate face for the label. Brother David pours deep gold in color -- a little dark for the style -- and shows off a beautiful creamy, tan head. The aroma is massive, with alcohol, raisin, and assertive peppery spiciness. The flavor displays generous fruit qualities, like caramelized pears and spice. This is a big beer, full-bodied with slight hop bitterness, and it finishes sweet with an enduring honeylike aftertaste.