Ovila Abbey Dubbel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.4/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
I have long awaited this beer as I am a big fan of both Belgian ales and Sierra Nevada. I poured this one from a unique 750ml bottle that looked like an oversized bomber bottle.
A= Poured a deep reddish brown color with a good looking off-white head that rose a good 3/4" and stayed around a long long time.
S= This is where things started to get weird. This smelled much more like an English Old Ale than a Belgian Dubbel. Sorely lacking in Belgian yeast character, though the maltiness was pleasant enough.
T= Sweet-ish malt from the start gave this a rich, burnt caramel/toffee flavor with layers of malt complexity to follow. Just a hint of nutty/toasty malt in there to dry things out a bit. Very little Belgian character...seriously I can't tell if they actually used a Belgian strain of yeast. Finished dry.
MF= Body was medium+, with a fairly high carbonation level that was appropriate to the style.
D= This was, as I said, a weird one. Easy enough to drink but not sure I would buy it again to tell the truth. It was just so disappointing in its lack of Belgian flavor and yeast character.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2011 05:11:43 | More by spointon
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