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Sierra Nevada Ovila Dubbel - Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Belgian-style dubbel aged in wine barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (3635) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"The barrels used, though still making this a totally different beer than the dubbel base, complemented (or supplemented the base) very very well. The brandy was subtle but prevents the sour tannic aspects of the red wine barrels to completely overtake things. What you are left with is a very highly drinkable moderately tart and funky beer with a firm malty base and hints of belgian yeast and sweet brandy. No hint of booziness. Quite good. (For approval purposed and to verify barrel percentages, check the photos for 9/28 from Sierra Tap House facebook page as there is a picture of the keg collar)."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnoud (281) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2014.08.24 - Sierra Nevada Ovila Dubbel Barrel Aged - 375ml bottle in tulip glass. Aroma: Hard to describe. I don’t really get any malt or typical aromas, I get a bit of a vinegar smell. Not like a spoiled vinegar, just a very tart sort of aroma presumably from barrels. 6/10 Appearance: dark brown, mostly opaque, small frothy off white head, about 1/3 finger. 4/5 Taste: light to medium sour 6/10 Palate: medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, sour finish. 3/5 Overall: meh. I love a lot of the Ovila beers, this is kind of a miss for me. I’m drinking it and it isn’t horrible but I likely wouldn’t buy it if it was (still) on the market. The regular dubbel was OK but just a bit off, not nearly as good as Quad. Making that taste more like wine is not a great combo for me. If this had been bourbon or brandy aged I’d probably be singing a different tune. Points for experimentation and variety, but as I’m not much of a wine fan this does little for me. 14/20

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockey9930 (96) - - JUN 6, 2014
Golden with a slight auburn tinge. Aroma is yeasty with dried fruit and a little metallic. It has flavors of caramel, dough, raisins, and wood. Very spicy for a dubbel and it has lively palate which makes a bit more exciting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Sampled in a bottle that was aged for two years. A crisp malty brew. Pours dark with a white head on it. The barrel taste is subtle at the starts and lingers

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4341) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft - Vintage 2011 - Cherry with plums and some light sourness. Cloudy orange red with a thin white head. Cherry and lots of white wine notes. Effervescent and a slight acidity. Very different but good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3573) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2014
bottle, rated Aug 2013 - Amber colored, this beer has an aroma led by dark fruit, especially red wine. The flavor is very sweet with dark fruit, oak, and vanilla. Really tasty. It’s smooth and medium to full bodied. It has a gentle, sweet, oak finish. Some may find this beer too sweet, but it’s very well done. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Rating backlog, from Oct 2012. Amber type color with not much head. Aroma of wine barrel, fruit, alcohol, yeast and dark fruit. Flavor was similar with a subtle touch of tartness. Liked this one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Draft. From notes. Loads of dark fermented fruits. Somewhat funky, decent bit of the wine barrel comes out. Would love a bottle of this to Tay down for a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5850) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Clear dark amber color with ivory head. Vinous red wine, wet wood, spicy yeast aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Spicy, tart red wine, wet wood flavors with some toffee sweetness, and spicy yeast---tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7864) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a hazed amber hued body with a thin off-white head. Aromas are of leather, dark fruits, some tannin, alcohol and leather. Flavors are fruity, leather, tannins, plums, leather, minerals and dark fruit, medium carbonation, very lost, a bit boring.


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