Ovila Abbey Dubbel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by elinash:
3.85/5 rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First of all, I was really excited to find this beer at my local market. I'm eager to try all the Sierra collaborations I see on their website. Most of all, I'm anxious to know what a Belgian style Sierra ale will taste like. Judging by the bottle, it's going to be traditional, which I regard as a treat! Since Belgians are now in the mainstream of American microbrew recipes and consumption (to a certain extent), the American-Belgian styles and collabs are just going to get better.
Okay, so, this one pours with a nice head to start, but peters out to nothing. Caramel colored. Tight carbonation is present, without any residual head. The picture on their website is purely promotional.
Nose is medicinal, burnt sugars.
This one is not a summer beer, but it's summer right now, and it's pretty hot. The temperature of the beer is pretty warm. Carbonation is tight, fizzy, with nose-hair singeing zest and alcohol in the mouth. (exaggeration?) Alcohol is warming and spicy. Orange, cloves, allspice, etc. dominate taste, along with sugars. Finish is moderately dry.
Overall, I'm impressed with this beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2011 00:15:18 | More by elinash
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Ovila Abbey Dubbel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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