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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2085) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
A: Dark Brown/Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing S: Dark Plum, Raisins, Sweet Malts, Boozy T: Raisins, Sweet Plums, Boozy M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Boozy, Mildly Sweet Overall, very sweet and boozy, especially for a dubble...good but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (816) - Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Nice looking 12.7oz bottle into Trappist glass, rusty brown color with creamy tan head. Aroma of candy sugar, molasses, dark dried fruits (raisins, plums) and bread. Taste adds spices (clove, pepper), caramel, chocolate, nuts, fruit (grapes, green apples) balanced with earthy/herbal hops. Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy, smooth with malty toasty finish. Pretty complex and delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1426) - - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours fizzy dark copper with a thin dissipating tan head. Aroma is dark fruit and a hint of vanilla. Taste is lots of raisin. Kind of buttery, maybe infected. Hard to say. Medium fizzy palate. Not bad but I'd like to try it again and see if this bottle is off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
750 ml bottle from Hampton Falls Village Market in Early summer. Deep brown color with a thin ring of head in the tulip. Nose of dark malts; raisins, plum Belgian yeast and molasses. The flavor is mostly the same as the aroma with a mineral type note and for some strange reason I also get alcohol notes. I don’t know why I taste alcohol in only a 7.5 % beer. Maybe the malt profile is something I don’t really care for. As it warmed I cared for it even less. Guess this isn’t my thing. And I do enjoy the style... don’t know.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockyclark1 (6) - Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2013 does not count
Not much head. Sweet and smooth, but I'd prefer more complexity in flavor. Overall, a good beer, but not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle. (Side note - the cork was really in there). Deep ruby brown with a beige head. Strong fruit and bready aromas. Toffee, caramel, candi and fruit. Slightly bitter malty aftertaste. Hint of alcohol at the end as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
C&C 750 mL bottle from Brawley’s with a little bit of age on it. Pours a dark berry color with a large frothy tan head. Poor head retention. Aroma of bready malts, toffee, spice, caramel, dark fruits, earth, mild hops. The taste is bread, spice, toffee, herbal hops, dark fruits, a bit of dark chocolate. Medium bodied, slight lingering spice. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PattyBat (61) - - AUG 28, 2013
Poured from bottle into chalice. Dark amber/hazelnut in color with a light tan head. Smells of caramel alcohol and spices. Malt, pepper, spice and caramel on the tongue. Very solid dubbel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1712) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
pours cherry wood red with slight murk. nose of light cherrys, yeast, caramel. taste contains these elements with gentle sweetness. body is solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color with a three finger fluffy tan head that falls to a cap. Aromas are light, with sweet malts and caramel, dark fruits and spices. Taste opens up a bit more than the aroma with lots of malty/caramel sweetness and some fruitiness too. Clove like spice and fruity esters provide a nice Belgian yeast profile. Moderate carbonation and an extremely smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

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