Ovila Abbey Dubbel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,003
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 24
Gots: 122 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 03-12-2011)
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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.

Photo of FrankK
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of hjblanchard
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Djenx
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of jnoelani
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of pjs234
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Supergenious
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of andrenaline
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of martyl1000
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of iKrystin
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of sammo
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Con-a-sewer
4.7/5  rDev +23.4%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a dark ruby amber. Head is light tan and 2 fingers thick. Retention for days. Resulting lace is thick as hell and sticks to the sides with ease.

Smell - Some sugary character.... really hard to distinguish any kind of discernible aroma.

Taste - Starts slightly sour, there's a bit of light fig. Really, there's not much here to comment on. Finishes slightly sour.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body. Decent carbonation leads to a bit of liveliness.

Overall - Meh. I usually chide dubbels for their thick, rich and sugary character, and because this beer lacks that, it would stand to reason that I might like this beer... but I don't. there's just nothing interesting going on with this beer. It's almost bland. I've gotten more flavor out of pale ales.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Ovila Abbey Dubbel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,003 ratings.