Ovila Abbey Barrel Aged Dubbel | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ovila Abbey Barrel Aged DubbelOvila Abbey Barrel Aged Dubbel
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Abbey Dubbel was aged in a blend of red wine and bourbon barrels to add a new level of complexity to an already beguiling brew. Rich malt flavors of burnt sugar and caramel blend seamlessly with bright fruit notes from the wine barrels, while the bourbon oak lends a mellow hint of vanilla.

Added by mdfb79 on 09-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
198
Reviews:
59
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
8.68%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
42
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 198 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of MJSFS
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very solid Belgian Dubbel. Ice tea appearance with a nice sweet caramel aroma. The barrel notes were pretty much non-existent however and maybe I should have left it in the bottle a little longer so the yeast could do its thing. There was no pop when the cork was release and barely any carbonation in the mouth.

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Photo of CycleHops
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morrowd3
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of madelf66
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sludgeman
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not your typical over the top, too much bourbon barrel-aged beer. The bourbon barrel flavors stay in the background and the vanilla and caramel blend nicely. Still the alcohol from the barrel is evident.

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Photo of Fabiand
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jds16
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thedemise
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RoseHulmanBeerClub
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

03/12/2016

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerlover
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJCouillard
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ABOWMan
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a beautiful golden brown. Nose was ripe plums and brown sugar. Very little head which dissipates quickly. No lacing to speak of. Mouthfeel is rich and velvety. Extremely drinkable. This is a wonderful example of a Belgian Dubbel I'd highly recommend it.

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Photo of Jamstone714
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnTurano
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBucks
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheOakKing
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tylertut
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Caput_H_lupulorum
2.73/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: Pours a ruby brown color, with a thin rapidly dispersing head.
Smell: Sweet and oaky.
Taste: Rather diappointing, a raisin and oaky sweetness prevails but overall the beer is thin and lacking spiciness.
Feel: A syrupy mouthfeel that is offset by a lively effervescene, appropriate to the beer.
Overall: Very disappointing given the price.

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Photo of GTJayG
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found this disappointingly thin in taste for the style. Not at all on par with a good true Belgian Dubbel

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Ovila Abbey Barrel Aged Dubbel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
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