Ovila Abbey Dubbel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.45/5 rDev -9.4%
This beer poured a golden color with some visible carbonation and not much in the way of head. The smell is a little citrusy, probably the oranges they used. The taste is very sweet up front, like some of the candi sugar didn't ferment all the way. Perhaps it's my unsophisticated palate, but I'm not getting any of the pepper or orange notes. The mouthfeel is smooth, with some warming from the alcohol. It's not bad, but my heathen tastebuds proclaim it's not the holy concoction they make it seem like on the label.
08-03-2014 02:10:23 | More by TheTrevor
4.1/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
07-26-2014 03:24:14 | More by superspak
Ovila Abbey Dubbel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.