Ovila Abbey Dubbel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Flounder57:
3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12.7 oz bottle poured into a duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: The beer poured a minimal head. It is a dark brown color with very little clarity and bubbles can be slightly seen from the bottom of the glass.
Smell: sweet and bready malts, spiciness, some dark fruits, and alcohol.
Taste: nice spiciness to it, dark fruits, bready malts, some chocolate, some booze, and a bit tasty. Picking up some bananas and apples too. Interesting.
Mouthfeel: smooth, medium to full bodied, a little dry, medum carbaonation, and deliciously easy to drink.
Overall: A solid dubbel in my opinion. Another style I am not familiar with, but with time I will be accustomed to it.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2012 03:12:18 | More by Flounder57
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4.1/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 2/21/2011. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, plum, cherry, pear, apple, fig, caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of raisin, plum, cherry, fig, pear, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/toast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, cherry, pear, apple, fig, caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/toast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent dubbel style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 03:24:14 | More by superspak
Ovila Abbey Dubbel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.