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Ovila Abbey Dubbel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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1,008 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,008
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 24
Gots: 124 | 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:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 03-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: After the most powerful popping of a cork I have ever encountered in beerdom, the beer poured out with a modest cap as if nothing had happened; the color of the liquid was mahogany and there was a smattering of lace left behind

Smell: Brown sugar, caramel and vanilla, with undertones of oak, figs and cherry

Taste: The caramel and vanilla tones dominate the front end, with some dried dark fruit, brown sugar and earthy elements building up in the middle; the earthy flavors, including some oak, add a counterpoint to the sweetness after the swallow, leaving a nicely balanced impression

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, rather creamy, with low to moderate carbonation; lacks the delicate mouthfeel I seek in a Belgian style

Overall: I find myself slightly disappointed in this beer as I would have expected more complexity and a better mouthfeel from Sierra Nevada; a decent effort here and gets better as it warms, but nothing more

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ChBass
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip at the Hay Merchant in Houston.

Color is dark brown with a little bit of red when held up to the light. It's crystal clear, with a think, creamy head that takes its trime to subside.

The nose is slightly boozy, followed by some dark fruit.

The flavor builds on the nose, adding some dark maltiness. It finishes clean, but has some booziness throughout. I know it's 7.5%, but the booziness is still surprising.

It feels lighter & less viscous than it should, given the fullness of flavor.

Overall, a nice beer, but I don't love it.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of ronniebruner
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Caramel and golden colored beer. Minimal head and lace. Aroma of yeast, sugar, and fruits, but also a bit spicy. Tastes sweet, of sugar and yeast, but a bit sharp on the tongue. I had very high hopes for this beer as Sierra Nevada has never let me down, however, this beer is a tad bit lacking for the price. Not a bad brew at all, but $4.99 for a 12.7 ounce bottle is a bit overpriced.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge props to my in-laws for grabbing me a bottle of this for my b-day...

A - Pours a hazy brown colour, thumb of head with some retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Musty caramel, raisins, dark fruit, cloves and spice.

T - Loads of fruity flavors, cloves, the rich caramel and toffee comes through, toffee lingers with hints of leafy greens, and a peppery spice.

M - Medium bodied, though comes across quite light, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - Overall an incredibly flavorful dubbel, loads of complex flavors, goes down super smooth and the abv is dangerously well hidden.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.67/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: dark ruby poured into sniffer no head little lacing

S: raisen fig slight booze bourbon

T: malt, raisen ripe fruit, awesome bourbon

M: smooth, clean crispness easy to drink

O: I like this a lot it's smooth and rich I like the aged taste it makes me feel sophisticated at least until I hit the floor lol

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Ovila Abbey Dubbel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,008 ratings.