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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Belgian-style dubbel aged in wine barrels.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle from the Sierra Nevada gift shop. Crystal clear copper amber with red highlights. Very low carbonation and the thin head disappears quickly. Sour, funky and slight red wine vinious aromas follow very directly into the taste. Taste is tart but not as sour as the aroma would make you anticipate. This is balanced very nicely by sweet caramel and honey sweetness. The sour red wine taste wraps around the sides of the tongue in an interesting way. The body is a bit thin and the lack of carbonation makes it fall a little flat. Finishes with a lasting sourness and woody wine barrel flavors. Good overall, but I prefer the regular dubbel.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (817) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
375ml bottle - pours amber with off white head . Sweet dark fruit aroma . Taste is sweet up front with a slightly tart finish . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
12oz bottle - Quite the stunner in the 12oz bottle. Iím usually on the side of "the bigger the bottle, the better the beer" when compared to the 12oz and the 22oz/750ml bottle, especially when bottle fermented. This had a high wow factor for me. A deep, vinous nose with leather and tobacco with just the lurking of tartness there. The flavors of toasted sugar, minerally yet layers of leather and dark fruits are easily found. Very complex with a depth of flavor that I really enjoyed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy brown body with a small cream head. Aroma of brown sugar, oak, vanilla, caramel, nuts, leather, and toffee. Flavor of brown sugar, caramel, nuts, vinous, oak, and yeast with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - 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 (286) - 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 donít 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. Iím drinking it and it isnít horrible but I likely wouldnít 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 Iíd probably be singing a different tune. Points for experimentation and variety, but as Iím 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 (115) - - 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 (5009) - 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 (3611) - 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. Itís smooth and medium to full bodied. It has a gentle, sweet, oak finish. Some may find this beer too sweet, but itís very well done. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3341) - 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.


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