Ovila Abbey Dubbel | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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1,035 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Thorpe429 on 03-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,035
Reviews:
454
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
133
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,035 |  Reviews: 454
Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Williaar
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Arch578
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of NickRedfurn
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Joelcowen
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of modidia
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of runner72
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of double2chin
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Poupae
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Bonifeks
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of dbean3
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of geryeb624
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Hellpop65
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Techichi
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of FoodFan101
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%

Ovila Abbey Dubbel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,035 ratings.
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