Ovila Abbey Dubbel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.23/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
P: Tannish finger width colored frothy head crowns a body of cloudy dark brownish amber with aggressive bubbles. Head fades fast but leaves a thin layer of froth on top.
S: Loads of spiced banana, grapes, prunes, rich malts, faint phenolic aroma. Once swirled the peppery alcohol becomes more pronounced.
T/M: Taste delivers caramel sweetness, apples, pears, old mushy bananas, orange preserves, vanilla bean, clove, cherry alcohol, rotted wood and musk. The taste is not as sweet as the nose but more thick malts and earthy notes. The yeast is apparent and brings pepper, stale wheat bread, and hints of rye. Burnt brown sugar, toffee, tad salty and herbal hops on the drying finish. Body is light-medium and a tad watered down for the style but has a slightly chalky feel with nice prickly carbonation.
O: Overall a great dubbel that delivers rich robust flavors and a good mouthfeel. The sweetness is complimented by the spices and herbal notes. The alcohol is hidden well and is easily drinkable. After one glass I was pretty full but eager to drink the rest.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2012 01:34:08 | More by Hopswagger
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Ovila Abbey Dubbel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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