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RATINGS: 527   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1993) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2011
poured a slightly opaque brown hue with a light beige head. The aroma was a mild disappointment it had some roasted malt notes and some caramel even a little bread but it was very mild nothing really profound. Flavor was balanced between sweet and bread malts and finished with a nice yeasty note. Some mild cloves in the finish. A nice beer that needed a little more spice to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2757) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2011
on tap at Tylerís Apex, 3/22/11. Good aroma, sweet, hints of yeasty spice, clove. Mild chocolate, dried fruits. Reddish brown color, Good head and lace. Sweet flavor, Lite body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, mild spice finish. Tasty, rich in flavor, yet easy to drink. I wonder if I liked it better because people at the bar said they didnít like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2430) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 17, 2011
Pours a one-finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light malty, caramel nose and flavor is similar - not sweet caramel with hops staying in background. $10.99 for a 750ml caged & corked bottle from Kappyís Liquors Peabody, MA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2011
750ml bottle. Clear white head on top of a light yellow beer. Sweet aroma and very first taste. Thin bod with some carbonation. Sticky mouth feel from all the caramel and fruit sweetness. None of that musty Belgium funkiness. Crisp and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 17, 2011
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Dark brown pour with a very thin tan head. Sweet and sugary aroma with some light spice and yeast. Flavor is very sweet at the start. Lots of fruit and sugar with a raisin and yeast aftertaste. For as sweet as the flavor is, itís very mild and disappears quickly. Ok but couldíve been a lot better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2011
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. ruby brown color. sweet malts with hint of Belgian yeast. Some underlaying raisins & dark fruit. Flavor is sweet malts, caramelized sugar, touch of yeast. Decent flavor but it needs to be more concentrated IMO, needs some oomph to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (463) - Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2011
Deep copper to brown color. The wispy light tan head laces the glass. Spicy nose with Belgian yeast, raisin, and dried fruit aromas. Sweet malt flavor nicely balanced by hop bitterness. Spicy fruit, raisin,dark fruit, caramel, and candy sugar notes. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Would definitely recommend trying this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11088) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy caramel and yeast aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium well balanced sweet fruit flavor with a medium complex sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5069) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2011
750ml bottle. Poured a dark amber-brown color with a medium sized off-white head that dissipates to wisps soon afterward. Aroma is raisins, other dried fruits, caramel, yeast. Flavor is dried fruits (raisins), yeast, caramel notes, touch of maple, spice. Body is surprisingly smooth, since Iíve run into my fair share of dubbels that are heavy and hard to consume. I actually drank this entire 750 myself without a problem. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1582) - Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2011
750 ml. bottle- Pours what looks dark reddish brown but is ruby red when held up to the light, head is smaller than expected, reducing to a collar and a couple of islands of foam, lacework blankets the glass. The aroma is Belgian candy sugar and yeast, some banana, nice. The flavor is much mellower than the real thing, but has a deep complex body, sweet, sugary, banana esters and apple. Body is full, carbonation is high, finish is syrupy. Overall the true trappist dubbels are superior, but this is a nice first attempt at a Belgium beer, canít wait for the saison and the quad. Cheers!

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