Ovila Abbey Dubbel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.86/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Small bottle format review from 3/31: pours very hazy chestnut brown color with a creamy 1 finger tan head that faded and left minimal spotty lacing. Lots of bubbles race up the brew like a champagne.
Smells of caramel, yeast, malt, dark fruit, cherry, herbs, a general sweetness and light spices. Nice notes and quite a combo of things, but nothing really stands out.
Tastes like it smells, with caramel, yeast, malt, dark fruit, cherry, herbs, booze like rum, malt, sweet bread like cinnamon raisin bread and light spices like pepper, coriander and cinnamon; not overly sweet, but fruity enough to tame the yeast and let the booze peek through in a nice way.
Mouthfeel is very smooth and almost watery, with a medium body, very light carbonation and a slightly funky finish.
Overall nice and easy to drink, but very much an American impression that falls short of the Belgian classics. I’d like to try a big bottle to really see how it progresses as it warms up; this review was quick and at the end of the night, so it was a bit rushed. I will try it again with an open mind.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2013 02:50:33 | More by CHickman
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Ovila Abbey Dubbel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.