Ovila Abbey Dubbel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TriggerFingers:
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle.
I have been drinking more Belgians lately. So I was curious to see how Sierra Nevada was doing in this department.
Color: A striking darker reddish brown- very nice!
Nose: Some sweetness, reminiscent of many Belgian Ales.
Taste: Initial flavor has some esters, but not a whole lot.
As smooth as some Belgians, but this beer seems like a "Belgian imposter." Although its smooth, its a little too soft on the finish and falls a little flat for me. I would have never guessed this beer was made by Sierra Nevada (which is both good and bad). This is a surprisingly good Belgian attempt, but from SN this should be a knockout with the $ tied up in their testing facility and lab.
Definitely better examples of this style both domestic and abroad.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2012 00:45:11 | More by TriggerFingers
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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.