Alexmestas (29) - - AUG 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lacks some of the sweetness that you would expect for the style. Somewhat hop forward, so for me it's definitely drinkable, but it's unlike other Belgians that I've tried. Has significant carbonation and a nice dark color that makes it drinkable but because of lack of sweetness and Belgian yeast character, I wouldn't necessarily recommend this over traditional Belgians.
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JPDIPSO (5673) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper to brown in color with a taller beige head with nice lace. Lightly spices toasted malts and light fruit. I thought the color was light, but the scents are there. Quite light in feel. A bit too fluffy perhaps. Lately Iíve been with #1FastSTi and not a big dubbel fan, and this one has me in a little bit of a quandary. A amber dubbel with a light spicy yeast. Interesting, but more a conundrum than an earth shattering brew. 1/11
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle
California might not the first thing that springs to mind when you say "abbey dubbel" but this very accessible Belgian will stick in the memory after you try it. Affordable, widely available, and inviting, it leverages Sierra Nevadaís experience to introduce people to one of the best styles out there.
Aroma / Appearance - A deep caramel body melts away under the short lived cream head. Malty apples, chocolate, and fruits highlight a chewy dense profile. Despite its weight it retains a smooth velvety undertone.
Flavor / Palate - Chocolate dipped apple slices tickle the tongue. A rich malt emerges next before the clean finish of dark fruits and delayed warmth. Sticking in the throat it leaves a mark that is not soon forgotten. I look forward to picking up a few more Ovila beers soon.
VastActiv (5736) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Beer Authority, New York. Colour is cloudy light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, spices, some Belgian style elements? and malts. Not sure waitress poured right beer because this really has nothing to do with dubbels.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice cola colored brown. Aromas of dark malts, fruit, and a touch of spice. Has flavors of chocolate, caramel, and a touch of wood.
northropfrye (3299) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at JL Beers, Fargo. Dried fruit aroma. Dry, but not super sweet taste. Dark ruby colour. Slight tartness. Not bad, but not my favourite dubbel.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
this is a bottle. sweet raisin plum sherry dough bread malts. spicy fruity rum cake. okay for what it is, but what it is is not where i would like to be @.
Astrozombie (53) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of rasons, lemon peel, burnt suger. Cloudy brown color with light tan head, head is almost nonexistent. Taste is sharp.. Dark fruits, lemon, riy, alcohol burn. I did expect more but itís beter then most attempts
chinchill (4338) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[from notes]. Very nice packaging (on bottles), very sweet story and all, but letís see how the beer is.
Appearance: hazy amber body with a fine beige head. Head had very good retention.
Smell: subtle nutty and yeasty aroma with faint hints of fruit and vague spices.
Taste: The 1st sip immediately reminded me of Westmalle dubbel, but this past quickly as the Ovila doesnít have quite same flavor profile ... nor the complexity. Fruity and floral, but not overly so, with a modicum of spices that sit in the background rather coming to the fore. Nice semi-dry and fruity finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body; well-chosen medium-high carbonation.
Overall: A very good Belgian beer that can be said to have no flaws yet it is not up to the best. With actual monks and Sierra Nevada involved I had high hopes that were not quite met.
sinfull (1460) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brown , with medium beige head. Awesome aroma of dark malt , fruits , caramel, spices and yeasts. Soft , fruity taste with spicy , yeasty notes and hint of sourness. Light bitterness and long warming aftertaste.
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique April 2013. Big and boozy with fruit aromas. Swirling brown colour with splashes of light tan foam. Nice.