hapjydeuce (993) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pretty much your good standard dubbel. Hazy mahogany color with a thick, creamy white head capping off the beer. Pleasant aroma of raisin and yeasty biscuit with cinnamon. Crisp peppery flavor that is well-balanced with malt sweetness and nutmeg and spice. Ends clean. Slightly metallic.
VastActiv (4978) - 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 (4337) - 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 (3084) - 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 (3327) - 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 it’s beter then most attempts
chinchill (3777) - 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 let’s 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 doesn’t 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 (1313) - 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 (4825) - 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.
larryLSB (485) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 750 into a Rastal Teku glass. Mahogany in color, clear, with a nice tannish medium sized head. Complex malty nose, with figs, bread, raisins. Taste is somewhat balanced, a tad on the dry side. Medium bodied with a mildly creamy texture. Decent Dubbel.
slowrunner77 (8981) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap it’s more fruity than spicy, though both make a showing. soft on the palate, bready and slightly sweet and yeasty, this is a tasty easy drinking dubbel. i’ll return to this beer and it makes me excited for the upcoming tripel release as well."