Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Dubbel

Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Dubbel

Rated 3.657 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Chico, CA, United States

Style:  Abbey Dubbel

7.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Ovila Abbey Dubbel is brewed in the abbey tradition, and perfect for the re-birth of spring. Clear and deep copper in color, this Abbey Dubbel has a complex and rich malty sweetness with hints of caramelized sugar. The aroma is a heady and layered mix of fruit and spice, with hints of clove, raisin, and black pepper from the use of an abbey style yeast

ID: 42641 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 10 years ago

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Overall Rank1357
Overall Percentile97.1
Style Rank22 of 365
Style Percentile94
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.808
Weighted Score3.657
Standard Deviation0.415

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  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Sampled from magnum bottle. Pours murky brown with a light tan head. Candy sugar and dark fruit aroma. Slightly sweet flavor with cherry, caramel malts and some yeast spice. Full-bodied and very drinkable.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    750 cork & caged bottle -

    I was completely suprised to find this bottle at my local grocery store. This store is EXTREMELY small, and carry most macro crap, so when I spotted this for under $5.00 a bottle, I jumped on it. And what a really nice beer it was.

    The beer pours out a murky dark brown body with some soft ruby highlights around the edges. Sitting atop the body was a large, fluffy, 3-finger, off-white head. As the beer was consumed, it left behind a nice array of lacing. The aroma has a nice Belgian spicy yeast intro, steady raisins/figs and candy-ish brown sugar notes. Flavor starts out with some light to medium malty sweetness, a little nutty and raisins and it unfolds into a nice Belgian spice character that reminded me a little of a good English tea. Unfortunately, it did lack some complexity of a great Belgian abbey dubbel like Westmalle or Chimay.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 4.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Courtesy of stoutlover72 - finally got around to enjoying this one - and enjoy I did! Simply outstanding. After popping the cork, I was greeted with an incredible aroma of dried fruit (cherries) and a light malt with hints of very light chocolate. Ours with a bit of a fluffy off-white to tan head atop a deep mahagony body. Lightly spiced flavor with subtle fruitiness. A true pleasure for sure.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Thanks to MdSmith for splitting your beer with me - it was a good one. This beer was a nice dubbel with a nutty and solid malt backbone. The beer wasn't overwhelmingly heavy and was well balanced. I'll revisist this one.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottled. Hazy amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, sweet malts, and also some yeastyness. Flavour is toffee, mild sweetness as well as some yeast andvspices. Rather pleasant.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 4.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    This beer was fantastic. On tap at the Alchemy recently, so glad I got to try it. Poured a muddy brown with a small creamy beige top. Aroma is sweet. Caramel, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Taste is super creamy, smooth, nutty with a hint of alcohol. If this is the first dubbel they've made, they did a damn good job at it.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Very clean finished product and a decent attempt, but I was let down overall. Amber brown body, decent head and lacing. Aroma was weaker than I hoped for but contained some dark fruits, bran, and mild yeast. Mild bodied and smooth, just not a lot going on. Flavor follows suit with the aromas and comes up very lackluster. A mild interpretation of a Dubbel, I expected more complexity.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    A light cherry-mahogany colored beer. A big frothy textured, off white head rises above and is sustained for awhile. But there wasn't much lacing left behind.Nose and tasting a fruity, dark cherry sweet-tartness. In an effervescent body. Not bad, at all.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Impressive! Pours flat opaque brown with a low low tan head. Murky goodness visible. Mouthfeel is smooth and sweet, albeit a smidge watery. Flavor is dark fruit and brown sugared malts. Very easy to drink, and right up there with the great Dubbels of Belgium.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    The minute the cork pulled out with a loud bang, I could smell how great this beer was. The consistency was on the lighter side of medium when I first poured it, but by the end of the bottle, it was rather watery. The flavor was light chocolate, cherries, some slight twinges of alcohol, and a minute suggestion of chocolate covered raspberries. A great hop/spice aftertaste. The color was like iced tea, which was a bit of a downer. The first pour from the bottle was the best: the strongest flavor, the fullest texture, and the longest lasting aftertaste. I did not like the second half of the bottle nearly as much as the first half. This was good, but not worth the money at all.

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