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

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87
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
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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barczar

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2013 21:32:25 | More by barczar
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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-16-2013 00:36:07 | More by MarkyMOD
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-05-2013 04:57:54 | More by TonyTalon
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-03-2013 20:29:02 | More by atone315
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-02-2013 02:37:19 | More by Beeranator
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-28-2013 21:03:31 | More by kscaldef
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Colorado

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2013 05:52:20 | More by DenverLogan
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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California

2.74/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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t420o

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4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
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  

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2012 22:39:54 | More by t420o
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Philousa

California

3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2012 18:44:06 | More by Philousa
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The incredible overlay of wine barrel aging to the sturdy Ovila Dubbel trancends the classy ale from the simplified palate of American brewed, Belgian inspired ale to the added complexities and rustic charm that more authentic dubbel ale exhibit.

But like many other dubbel ales, the beer pours with a hazy veil of yeast that diffuses the hue of redish brown, bronze, and rust. Ruby highlights penetrate the haze for a cloudy glow from behind. A creamy off white head releases from the beer and promptly caps the beer with long lasting froth and concentric lacing.

An expected whiff of caramel, hard candy, nuts, and fruit soothes the nose and captures with it spicy elements of fresh cracked peppercorn, cedar, cider, and a tinge of white grape. The common fruit esters of dates, figs, plumbs and dark berries are heightened by grape and apple complements from the barrel. Similarly the spice notes invite wood and acidity.

Medium sweet taste starts candy-like but is braced by nutty malt taste and dry creamy flavor. This is the perfect underpinning for the tart fruit taste and dry peppery spice to attract the taste buds with boldness and balance. The full fruity middle palate sheds its candied upstart and is a prelude for the spicy, twangy, and dry toasty finish to come. Wine flavors from the yeast and barrel converge to dry the beer with berry-like acidity that lingers in aftertaste.

Medium bodied as well; the beer's creamy early palate stubbornly lingers deep into the taste and reluctantly allows the beer to develop into its classic spritzy champagne-like character. But with the assistance from the barrels, the added wood tannin, winy-cidery acidity, and spicy warmth closes the beer with toasty, peppery dryness that evokes the charm of Trappist dubbel ales.

I consider this charming ale to be Ovila 2.0 because it's a better version than the original and begins to make me think it may actually be made in Belgium. 3.0 should be forthcoming.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2012 18:28:17 | More by BEERchitect
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-27-2012 08:17:48 | More by Cramerican
Ovila Dubbel - Wine Barrel Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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