Ovila Abbey Dubbel
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Ovila Abbey DubbelOvila Abbey Dubbel
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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Dubbel
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 11.78%
Ratings:
1,039
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 22, 2021
Added:
Mar 12, 2011
Wants:
  23
Gots:
  134
SCORE
86
Very Good
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4.04 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio on Aug 22, 2021
 
3.74 by emerge077 from Illinois on Jun 14, 2019
 
3.46 by vfgccp from New York on May 29, 2019
 
3.48 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Aug 08, 2017
 
3.96 by Casey_L from Texas on Jul 04, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Brolo75 from California

750 ml bottle poured into a chalice

A: Pours a light mahogany with a light khaki head, beer looks hazy, not a lot of carbonation, looks lighter in body and color than other dubbels I've tasted.

A: Very sweet, brown sugar, cherries, red grapes, touch of spice, slight banana and honey in the finish, subtle aromas.

T: Follows the nose, sweet, brown sugar with notes of dark cherries, red grapes, and wine-like notes, touch of spice with a moderate amount of bitterness in the middle, finish has subtle notes of banana and honey, very smooth and drinkable.

M: Nice creamy, smooth mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation.

O: This showed up about three months ago at my local bottle shop, so I think this bottle is aged as the flavors and aroma are muted compared to other dubbels I've tasted, overall, very drinkable.

Jan 20, 2017
 
4.25 by jjwisenheimer from Indiana on Nov 02, 2016
 
4.36 by zachthelaxer93 from South Carolina on Oct 06, 2016
 
4.85 by dag1991 from Ohio on Jul 17, 2016
 
2.24 by jeschaefer from Texas on Jun 13, 2016
 
3.8 by Beginner2 from Illinois on May 14, 2016
 
3.99 by Uniobrew31 from Pennsylvania on Apr 12, 2016
 
4.25 by probert from New York on Mar 04, 2016
 
3.87 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Feb 25, 2016
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4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by puck1225 from Texas

Found a bomber at a Whole Foods in Dallas. Poured a nice creamy head with great lacing, and a beautiful deep brown. The smell was sweet and fruity. The taste had cherry, vanilla, prunes and other dark fruit. Very nice!

Jan 31, 2016
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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Substantially deep and dark red pour, crimson, looks menacing and awesome all at the same time with a full half inch of white head off white head on it. Quite the complex bread grains going on with belgian spice rack.

Lots of caramel and more bread. Toffee. 2 row substantial. Perfect carbonation for the mouthfeel.

This is a damn good dubbel, nicely done, the spice rack in the aroma doesn't intrude at all in the mouf.

Jan 18, 2016
 
3.75 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Jan 11, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pat61 from Minnesota

Pours hazy brown with a pillowy white foam cap that rises above the rim of the glass. Fruit and malt aromas. Rich malts with a light fresh fruit and dark dried fruit. Starts sligyhtly sweet but finishes dry. Medium full body and above average carbonation. Domestic Dubbel tastes imported.

Aug 04, 2015
 
4.43 by thedemise from California on Jul 23, 2015
 
3.63 by EdTheEdge from California on Jul 04, 2015
 
3.77 by Hohnbaum from Kansas on Jun 22, 2015
 
4.25 by Eziel from Ohio on Jun 13, 2015
 
4.18 by mpmoschella from New Jersey on May 26, 2015
 
4.4 by Themorganburke from California on May 24, 2015
 
4.06 by Tom_Gilman from Pennsylvania on May 15, 2015
 
3.78 by BeerBuzzGuy from North Carolina on Apr 25, 2015
 
4 by nathanmiller from New York on Mar 17, 2015
 
4.04 by Gkruszewski from New York on Mar 01, 2015
 
4 by Williaar from Colorado on Feb 26, 2015
 
3.68 by Arch578 from Ohio on Feb 22, 2015
 
3.79 by wethorseblanket from California on Feb 15, 2015
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3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by mothmanscott from Georgia

Pours an almost clear deep gold producing only a finger of foamy, shortlived, white head that leaves no lace. Aroma is candy apple, candy sugar & honey sweet with hints of other white fruits, clove & other spices. Taste is sweet with honey notes, cobbler dough, yeasty white fruits, spice & pepper. No definitive hoppiness. Alcohol is prominent in the forms of warmth & booziness & what bitterness is in evidence is probably from the alcohol as well. Finish is sweet but rapidly transitions to an initially bittersweet aftertaste that in time becomes semi-dry & somewhat astringent. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with medium carbonation, syrupy, even a little sticky, but smooth & creamy with only a little prickle at the end.

Feb 04, 2015
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4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by Joelcowen

Complex but subtle flavor palate that honors the traditional dubbel but combines well with the abbey

Jan 27, 2015
 
3.51 by Bonsall_Phil from California on Jan 18, 2015
 
3.59 by WCKDVBZ from South Carolina on Jan 16, 2015
 
3.68 by WastingFreetime from Wisconsin on Jan 04, 2015
 
4 by modidia from New York on Jan 01, 2015
 
3.74 by NHhomebrewguy from New Hampshire on Dec 25, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by Treyliff from West Virginia

Cork top bottle, poured into chalice. Bottles 2011, I believe

A- pours a deep purple-brown color with a small fizzy white head that dissapates almost immediately, leaving nothing behind

S- lots of dark fruity notes in the nose with an emphasis on black cherry, fig & plumb. Caramelized brown sugar sweetness, with some herbal & earthy spice to close it out

T- dark cherry notes up front mix with hints of licorice, brown sugar sweetness with caramel & toffee notes, medicinal and peppery spice kick in, eventually finishing dry and earthy from the yeast

M- medium body with low carbonation produces a slightly watery mouthfeel that finishes slick with a bit if warmth

O- all the elements of a classic Dubbel, just doesn't quite mesh as well as some if the Classic Belgian examples

Dec 21, 2014
Ovila Abbey Dubbel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1039 ratings