Ovila Dubbel - Wine Barrel Aged - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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2.74/5 rDev -30.3%
Pours a dark brown with a muddy red tinge. Quickly fleeting foam cap that literally leaves zero lacing. Overall i dont want to spend too much time with this, the beer had a nice almost sour red wine quality with sour cherry and vinous notes along with wine like tannins. My main problem was this beer had a dry wet cardboard finish almost like a corked bottle of wine. It also had a slight diactyl character to it, not a bg fan of this and hope it was an off bottle.
01-13-2013 20:32:07 | More by Trilogy31
3.28/5 rDev -16.5%
Imbibed on tap at Wine Affairs on 12/3/12. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a mostly clear ruby red with thick, off white head. I get lots of cherry up front on the nose. Also slight oak, almost like wet cardboard (hard to get). Tart raspberry, slight caramel, cranberry, and some over cooked biscuit. This is really dry, like it makes my lips wrinkle after drinking it. Body is appropriate for the style. Interesting, intriguing, but overreaching a bit.
12-10-2012 18:44:06 | More by Philousa
3.4/5 rDev -13.5%
Found this at the brewery. Haven’t seen it around the East Bay so not sure this is ever making it down to the Bay.
Pours a cloudy brown/burgundy ale with a nice size off-white head. No lacing to speak of.
The aroma has a nice wine element to it. Which it should considering where it was housed. Light funk. Cherries. Raspberries.
The taste is rather lacking in flavor. Not getting much of anything. Bland. Light wine but mainly just dull tasting. Actually reminds me of a very, very flat cranberry juice. Some bitter notes. Not sure what I’m supposed to be tasting here. Spicy finish with a biting-back hope bite at the end.
Mucho carbonation here.
Overall I, sadly, was not impressed. The wine barrel didn’t do much for this other than the nose. Love the look of the dark burgundy label, but the flavor was just lacking. I can’t blame it on lack of carbonation either. That was there!
11-03-2013 16:33:07 | More by kaseydad
3.58/5 rDev -8.9%
I had this on-tap at Max's during Baltimore beer week. Served in a tasting glass.
Appearance: The beer pours a reddish dark amber color with a ring of off white head around the pour.
Smell: This one smells rather tart with some red wine and red berry notes showing up right away. After that I get some sweet malt and cranberries. There is a faint smell that reminds me of dark fruit.
Taste: The wine has definitely taken over here. I'm getting the cranberry notes along with the red wine. Behind the wine notes I'm getting a malty sweetness that's a bit bready. The bread notes stick around with the tart notes through the finish.
Mouthfeel: The body is medium with lots of tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: The wine tartness seemed to take over the dubbel flavors a bit too much for my liking. I expected this to be a sweeter beer.
11-07-2012 01:45:27 | More by oline73
3.83/5 rDev -2.5%
Deep caramel with reddish highlights and moderate cream head.
Slightly medicinal and vinous aroma, with notes of caramel, a hint of must, and belgian yeast.
Vinous, vinegary undertones, with a bit of belgian yeast in the background. Malt is overpowered. Somewhat sweet mid palate, but finishes fairly dry.
Moderate body, with minimal carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.
Could use more malt support. Like the sourness provided by the wine, but maybe the oak mutes the malt too much. Lacking in belgian yeast character.
04-12-2013 21:32:25 | More by barczar
3.88/5 rDev -1.3%
Pint at JRyans Syracuse NS for 6$ - part od CSNY beer week
Appearance - Reddish copper colour with an average size fizzy off white head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, dark fruits, wood, yeast
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, dark fruits, and some sour cherry notes. There is also a woodiness and some spicy yeasty notes. It ends with a sour cherry aftertaste.
Overall - Happy I had the chance to try this one.. very complex tasting and bold yet well balanced flavour wise. They would sell a ton of this if it was bottled.
11-12-2012 02:40:15 | More by spinrsx
Ovila Dubbel - Wine Barrel Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.