Ovila Abbey Dubbel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by roblowther:
4.22/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml corked & caged. It pours a mahogany color with an off-white head that pulls a Houdini after a bit. The smell is caramel, charred oak, pepper and cloves. The taste starts with raisins, then a strong peppery middle followed by a delicious caramel aftertaste and a slightly dry finish. Very nice! The mouthfeel is well carbonated and a bit slippery. And I seem to remember drinkability in here somewhere but I've obviously not been reviewing lately b/c I don't know how this works any more. So, stream of consciousness aside, a very nice beer and the best I've had from Sierra Nevada!
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2011 00:00:08 | More by roblowther
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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 957 ratings.