Ovila Abbey Dubbel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.48/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bought a corked bottle some time ago. I'm brewing a Dubbel now so I'm trying to try as many of this style as I can. Poured into a chalice-like glass.
A: pours a cloudy, murky dark brown with amber & ruby highlights. Nice rocky white head that settles to a thin film. No real evidence of lacing on the glass.
S: after the cork popped off and I poured, I got a lot of lemony spritzy aromas, almost like lemon merangue pie. Also reminded me of a sparkling champagne. After reading the back label again, I do get slight hints of light fruit, black pepper, and clove.
T: lots of bready malts with hints of raisin, plum, and fig. Hints of light watery-like cocoa. Again, after re-reading the back label, I get some hints of carmelized brown sugar. As another reviewer mentions previously, I do get a dusty, barn aura distinction.
M: very watery-like and dry tasting. Would like some more malt presence, but I understand if this is more to the true intended style.
O: an okay beer. I'm not blown away by it, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless. With all the marketing in various beer mags & nice packaging, I think I was expecting a bit more. Am still interested in trying the other beers in this series.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2012 01:23:21 | More by jwhancher
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