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Ovila Abbey Dubbel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

943 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 943
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 21
Gots: 99 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 03-12-2011)
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nsheehan

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ovila Dubbel
SN
20130911
12.7oz to Duvel deco glass
7.5% ABV
Bought March 2012?

A – Dark brown, nearly opaque. The tiniest bit of translucence. After drinking most of it, I can see yeast near the bottom. I credit them with bringing out a more Belgian taste as the beer warms/I get to the bottom.

S – Dark fruits in the nose, especially cherries and plums. Some alcohol and a tiny bit of cocoa. A bit of a mandarin orange and grassy smell. As it warms it smells sweeter and a bit bready. The mandarin orange and grass is gone.

T – Surprisingly dark fruity taste, and not very belgiany. I’m not picking up much of the bready sweetness that nearly defines Belgian dark ales. I get a little bit of sweetness on the swallow, but the main taste is like a dark saison: a saison that’s a little maltier and darker tasting than the average saison. It’s refreshing but unexpected, and I think it’s off-style. As it warms it becomes a bit sweeter, but not in the bready way, and the alcohol comes out more. As I get to the bottom, I can taste the yeast hanging out there and the taste becomes more Belgiany.

M – Medium bodied but light on the swallow. Pretty soft and refreshing with a bit of zing around the edges of the tongue. Goes down smooth and finishes with a nice, low level of dryness.

O – Pretty tasty and hit the spot for a warm day in Texas. But it’s not very Belgiany, so I’m inclined to say it’s not to style, and rate as so. I think the Xingu black beer I rated last was a bit similar.
4, 3.75, 3.5, 4, 3.75; 3.7.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 01:13:17 | More by nsheehan
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Ovila Abbey Dubbel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 943 ratings.