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Ovila Dubbel - Wine Barrel Aged - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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88
very good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
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: John_M on 10-30-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml cork-n-cage bottle; big thanks to Matt at NEBCO for sharing this.

A: Pours a clear, bright chestnut body under a finger of delicate off-white froth that settles into a ring and leaves some solid lacing. Lovely.

S: Mmm, beautiful. The vinous red-wine notes are right up front, with grape and strawberry fruitiness playing major roles. Some toasty malt and light oak provide background depth. Very delicate, well-integrated, and enticing.

T: Follows the nose, happily. It's not a flavor-bomb by any means, but the complex interplay of fruity wine, smooth maltiness, and soft oak is just delightful. It's extremely approachable and drinkable without sacrificing depth or complexity. Excellent.

M: Soft, lively, and reasonably mouth-filling. Great.

O: Terrific beer! I like the regular version just fine, but this barrel treatment really did wonders. One of the best Dubbels I've ever had.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Nov 18, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tony's Darts Away about a month ago...

SN Red wine Barrel Aged Ovila Dubbel

A- tap pour to snifter produces a 1 finger tan head resting on a amber body. Head recedes quick leaving almost no lacing. 3.5

S- awesome smell of red wine, tart cherries, and sweet malt. 4.5

T- similar to the smell the red wine barrel aging provides a tannic and slightly tart cherry taste to the base dubbel. The sweetness and tartness play off each other excellent. 4.5

M- lighter carbonation as expected and
Medium body. 4

O- a wonderful beer. I could drink a lot of this stuff! 4.5

A  

t420o, Dec 14, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a deep amber-red color with some purple hues, good carbonation leaves a nice small white cap. Head retention is pretty decent leaving a minimal rings on the glass.

S: Defnitely red wine, purple grapes with subtle raspberry, blackberry and cranberry notes, some wood and Earthiness

T: The red wine blends very well with the base of this beer. Lots os fark fruits from the base and the barrel leave a prominent but subtle purple grape taste with underlying red berries, wood and some light Earthinesss. A faint sweet and sour combo rears its head on the finsih but it is dry yest satisfying

M: Medium bodied, very silky, wine like texture makes it almost decadent in a way.

O: Very nice. I have been dying to try this and now know why. SN does another great job, now I hope we can get some Quad in those barrels!

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

Just enjoyed this at the SNBC brewery and it was great!
I enjoy the regular Dubbel a lot so when I saw this on tap, I had to try it.
Poured into an Ovila goblet, a semi dark amber color with a small bit of head which dissipated fairly quickly.
First scents of fruit which were also present when drank.
Went down super easy with great after-taste and while not what I expected, tasted like a cider.
Went down nicely and while not super high abv, it crept up on me.
Glad they had this on tap...even better that they had it at the shop for me to brings few home because its exclusive to the pub!

SanFranJake, Nov 24, 2012
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4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap in Denver at the Cheeky Monk.
Pours a brown-raspberry color with small head.
Big carbonation and mouthfeel.
Aroma of red wine barrel, slight malts, sour fruit.
Flavors of raspberry, dark malts, slight alcohol, red wine, red plum. Overall a big brew, flavorful and rich and a slightly biting tartness.

DenverLogan, Feb 18, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at max's the other day, as part of BBW.

The beer pours a fairly dark amber color with good head retention and lacing. There is a prominent wine aroma in the nose, but it blends well with the rootbeer, honey and spice I'm picking up as well. This is pretty impressive. The flavor profile is nearly as good, and is very complex. Once again the wine presence dominates, but it blends well with the brown sugar, honey and spice I'm picking up as well. The wine flavor imparts something of a light sour component, which balances and buoys the modest sweetness in this beer very nicely. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, wine and sour finish. Alcohol is nearly undetectable in this well crafted beer.

Pretty interesting and pretty impressive.

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Ovila Dubbel - Wine Barrel Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.