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Ovila Abbey Dubbel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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944 Ratings
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Ratings: 944
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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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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber color with about one finger of tan frothy head that leaves a small amount throughout the beer.

Very nice scent, sweet fruit is prominant along with a lot of spice. Some alcohol is noticeable.

The taste is of sweet fruit like grapes, banana, maybe some apple, a nice amount of spice, and some roasted malt flavor, alcohol is quite noticeable.

Medium body, smooth but prickly feel, moderate carbonation.

This was maybe the most flavorful dubbel I've ever had. There is a lot to taste with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed May 22nd, 2011 from a Triple Petrus tulip/snifter.

Beer pours a mostly transparent deep caramel color; not as dark as a soda, but dark brown. A two finger head of irregularly sized bubbles forms and fairly quickly subsides to a thin crown of off-white bubbles.

Gorgeous aroma: fruity (apricots and white grapes) with a hint of pepper and sweet, yeasty fresh bread.

Flavor follows nose, though pepper is mostly absent. White grapes and light breadiness are the main components. The flavor is also relatively light, as in not too malty or sweet. Low bitterness. Nicely done!

Slightly thick and ever-so-slightly creamy. Win!

This is a great beer with a flavor profile slightly out of the norm for a dubbel; I drank the whole bottle with no difficulty at all. Goes great with red meat.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Extra thick champagne corked brown 12oz bottle with no freshness date into standard pint. Been craving Belgian beers latley.

A: cloudy brown like an unfiltered nut brown ale. Opened with thick off white head hat fell to a pretty average splotchy cap and a might thick ring. Big caramel notes with alcohol. A bit of yeast but it is pretty light. The slightly astringent smell I always get from belgian beers is there but not huge either.

T: follows nose, opens with caramel from the candi sugar followed by that belgian astringent yeast funk that I have been craving this past week. Finishes off with a bit of spicy bitter hop. Really well balanced and I want to take bigger drinks but this is for sipping.

M: thick and rich a little bit of a slick finish that is rather drying. Very drinkable.

O: sierra nevada scores again, this beer is wonderful. Just wat I needed to kick off my own little belgian style beer fest.

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Color: pours light brown with a golden hue. sits clear, deep amber with not quite two fingers of cola-colored head when poured into a goblet

Smell: malt balanced with moderate spicy phenolic notes, sweet bread, and light fruitiness resembling dark varieties

Taste: rich maltiness with some caramel and sweet bready notes, balanced with Belgian spicy phenols resembling clove and pepper. alcohol is apparent but not hot or even that warming. very low hop flavor and bitterness. finish is somewhat dry with some spiciness dominant along with some sweet breadiness

Mouthfeel: medium body with high-medium carbonation

Notes: very classic dubbel. pretty textbook. not an over-the-top attempt and certainly not lacking in any way

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Taste - Sweet with a subdued Belgian yeast character. Smooth no hints of alcohol. This is a good beer that I wish I could get more of a a slightly lower price point.

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Ovila Abbey Dubbel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.