Ovila Dubbel - Wine Barrel Aged
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Dubbel
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 11.45%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
53
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 26, 2015
Added:
Oct 30, 2012
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  4
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Rated: 3.91 by spycow from Illinois

Aug 26, 2015
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Reviewed by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A very meh beer. The smell was off-putting and actually quite bad. The taste was good if you plugged your nose, but overall this beer was hard to enjoy.
Jul 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by Rborre321 from Illinois

May 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.98 by wethorseblanket from California

Feb 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.28 by MickeyHops from California

Oct 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by thedankness from California

Aug 12, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Aug 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Jun 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by FitnessForBeer from California

Mar 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by SanDiegoBeerLove from California

Feb 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by IslandLiving from Florida

Jan 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by EyePeeAyBryan from Arizona

Nov 24, 2013
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Reviewed by Dope from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
No date, assumed fresh.

A: Pours a deep, dark brown with red highlights. Good sized, fizzy and fluffy light brown head. Head fizzes out fairly quickly. No real lacing that I can see. Decent retention at least.

S: Mild and surprisingly sweet wine aspect. Bready with hints of oak. Barrel presence isn't overpowering. Pretty mild aroma overall in fact. Tannic; almost leathery.

T: Fairly substantial wine up front. Very fruity and mildly tannic to boot. Loaded with grapes and raisins. Just the lightest touch of tartness and then strong breadiness in the middle kciks in. Decent astringent oak in the finish. Lightest touch of toffee and maybe even caramel in the finish. Lingering tannins and grapey wine between sips.

M: Mild, medium body. Smooth.

O: Huh, very interesting brew. Aroma is mild but the flavor is quite good. Honestly, most dubbels do nothing for me. Even the very best are merely "good" to me. Most are bland. This one has a great layer of complexity from the wine that really brightens it up. Not tart or sour, in fact it's a pleasant sweet grape flavor that really offsets the bready malt nicely. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
Nov 16, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by claspada from New Jersey

Nov 07, 2013
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Reviewed by kaseydad from California

3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
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!
Nov 03, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by themathguy from California

Oct 04, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by MICAMD from Maryland

Sep 23, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by bigbluebeerguy from Kentucky

Sep 18, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by acurtis from New Jersey

Aug 25, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Aug 24, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jul 29, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by drummermattie02 from Texas

Jul 03, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by davesway10 from Iowa

Jun 20, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by djre4orm from Virginia

Jun 13, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by strongaf from Washington

Jun 09, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by alysmith4 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2013
 
Rated: 4.75 by GennyCreamAle from New York

May 26, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by jricharc from Virginia

May 21, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by GrindFatherBob from New York

May 20, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by RockinRob925 from Florida

May 20, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Lantern

May 14, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by marct from Nevada

May 10, 2013
 
Rated: 5 by DmanGTR from New York

Apr 23, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by chefduff2 from New York

Apr 21, 2013
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Reviewed by barczar from Kentucky

3.84/5  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.
Apr 12, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by AlexChillton from Arizona

Apr 08, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by smchenry75 from Indiana

Mar 21, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Mar 16, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by TonyTalon from Wisconsin

Mar 05, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by atone315 from Wisconsin

Mar 03, 2013
Ovila Dubbel - Wine Barrel Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 68 ratings