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Ovila Abbey Barrel Aged Dubbel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 22
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdfb79 on 09-27-2012)
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Reviews by Samuel906:
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Samuel906

California

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

Light and fruity, you can really taste the barrels this was brewed in. Pours deep ruby red, thin head, no lacing. Really great smell, lots of grapes, some lime, cherries yeast, and cider. Taste is delicate and complex. Lots of wine influence, oak, yeast, caramel, and fruit. No booze at all. Very light feel, refreshing. Good beer, more well balanced than the quad.

04-08-2013 02:09:36 | More by Samuel906
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

08-24-2013 17:04:26 | More by acurtis
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weonfire

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%

Enjoyed on tap at the Holy Grale in Louisville, KY. Poured into a snifter.

A - Think finger of white head. Dissapates after 3-4 min. Brazilian Cherry hue.

S - Vanilla, Red wine, Sugar/molasses, really sweet. Smells very very good. Assortment of fruit in which I cannot distinguish individually. Dates if i had to guess ?

T - Yep, certainly aged in a red wine barrel. Nice Vanilla taste. 8.5ABV hidden really well. Very sweet though

M - Viscosity is low/med. great vanilla/fruit flavor remains for 20-30 seconds after each sip. Small taste of vinegar down the throat.

O- Really nice. Aging in the wine barrel was a great addition to the already great Dubbel. very nice wine flavor. A bit sweet to drink all night. It did remind me of an unaged BFM - Abbaye De Saint Bon Chien.

02-01-2013 15:47:30 | More by weonfire
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-03-2013 04:32:26 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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California

2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

02-13-2013 00:30:14 | More by augustgarage
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-24-2012 19:27:34 | More by Nage37
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.1%

05-22-2014 22:11:38 | More by Bouder32
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n2185

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-29-2013 22:39:25 | More by n2185
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.6/5  rDev +11.4%

375 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a Reidel stemless red wine glass.
8.5% ABV,

A - After a surprisingly light cork pop, the rich ruby mahogany colored beer poured out completely is sediment-free, but that doesn't keep it's dark nature from appearing murky. A creamy light khaki head crowns the beer, somewhat briefly while sticking light legs to the glass after a brisk swirl.

S - Barrel-Aged Ovila Dubbel's aroma is immediately intoxicating and extremely reminiscent of the likes of Russian River's illustrious sours. Deep fruitiness flourishes within this dubbel, blending together a medley of strawberry notes, rich ruby port, plum, and raisin. Chocolate and cocoa hints from the malt blend well, but the beer overall hides it's maltiness in the background with minimal characteristics emerging from behind the wine-like aroma. Interestingly enough, the wet wood barrels also seem to contain a sort of domesticated wild yeast scent which nudges this beer even further towards, say, "Consecration".

T - A paradigm shift occurs between the deep inhale before the initial taste and letting this beer wander on the taste buds. It's maltiness becomes more apparent while releasing some of those larger wine and yeast aromas for something that might take one by surprise. The decadent fruitiness is more subdued; raisin and thinner, Merlot wine develop complexity but it doesn't expand quite like the aroma. Faint chocolate and amber malts keep themselves at bay unlike a typical dubbel which would tend to feel much more rich and full.

M - This beer's prickly carbonation dances on the tongue playfully but oddly enough, the cork pop didn't quite foreshadow that. Velvet smooth, this beer has a medium-bodied feel; much lighter than a classic Belgian dubbel but it works out very well with the very dry wine-like finish which is almost astringent with faint acidity.

O - From it's totally absent Belgian yeast to the very mild and understated maltiness, I find it very hard to come to grips with the core idea that this beer is a dubbel. That doesn't keep me from loving what's in my glass though, because this beer, with all it's wine characteristics, is just plain excellent. Barrel-aged Ovila's plethora of fruit, wine, and wood notes all come together with meticulous care; near perfection, for something that, sip by sip, continues to develop and amaze.

09-29-2012 23:19:15 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-16-2013 16:19:32 | More by user785335
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California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Off-white head with moderate retention on a hazy mahogany body. Mostly clear lacing. Aroma includes caramel malt, dark cherry, Belgian yeast, green apple, raisins and molasses. Taste follows suit. Actually approaches a flanders red in a lot of ways, in quite a tasty way. Similar to what I expected to taste aging this dubbel in a wine barrel. Awesome.

01-27-2013 03:45:19 | More by KickbacksSteve
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +8.5%

Poured from tap into snifter at Avenue Pub, NOLA. Pours a deep ruby brown with no head. Superb funky aroma of cherry and dried fruit malts. Taste is awesome! Great mellow funky cherry sour with typical abbey dubbel dried fruit and yeast esters. Its so smooth and just full of perfect balancing flavors. The barrels just smooth this brew out so much. Excellent brew!

10-24-2012 23:00:09 | More by DrinkSlurm
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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stumac

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Had this fo free!!! Pours up a dark apple juice color. No head. None. Aroma is quick faint sour fruit. Then it escapes me. Flavor is slightly tart, dark fruits, like cherries and red apples, plum. Just a kiss of hop buttering for balance. Kinda muttled crispy carbo. Light bodied. A tastey burger indeed

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California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +15%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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California

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Ovila Abbey Barrel Aged Dubbel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.