JDBaker11058 (2178) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2011
Appearance: dark reddish/brown, with orange notes; thick, creamy one-finger light tan head; tons of silky, tiny-bubbled lace curtains . Aroma: notes of caramelized brown sugar, raisins, graham crackers, clove, hint of banana. Taste: ginger snaps, molasses, brown sugar, toasted bread, clove, a little peppery spice, a hint of old leather and maybe some cherry pie filling. Finish: a little sweet, with a pleasantly soft zing of spices giving way to a bit of tobacco. Notes: Absolutely wonderful. Might be the very best American version of an abbey dubbel I’ve ever had. To me, this beer is just a notch below the Chimay Red. EllsBells (1) - - JUN 22, 2012 does not count
Lower the price! russell1388 (6) - lafayette, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
caramel, basement aromas, dough, raisin, brown, cloudy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
This beer was fantastic. A kind of beer you’re proud to drink because it’s to a good cause. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2011
750Ml bottle, caged & corked. Chestnut color, light tan head. Aroma of toasted nuts, caramelized malts, and dried dark fruits. Mostly nuts. Flavors include tobacco, nuts, caramel and toffee, some dry date flavors, dark bread, roasted barley. Finishes with a chalky dry texture. This is by far the BEST Sierra Nevada beer I’ve had. Complex, fulfilling, excitingly flavorful, and not to be too clique... spiritual.
7,5,10,5,18 SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Pours dark muddy brown with ruby red edges. Smells malty, touches of caramel and a good Belgian yeast smell, sweet and fruity. Tastes primarily malty with a sweet, bready characteristic. Full-bodied with an oily texture and decent carbonation, Ovila Dubbel finishes with vinous dryness.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours walnut brown creamy tan head. Malt sour aroma, malty, slightly sour taste, watlnut/hazelnut aftertaste. Very solid beer, and a very nice americanisation of the style. Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
Excellent Dubel! And I usually don’t like Dubbels. Sweet with dry finish, notes of dark fruits, little coffee and some euro-tasting candy. A bit like a coffee candy - but so much more - notes of faint tannins, wood and cork. IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2011
Slightly khaki head, with a dark brown body. Maybe slightly lighter than dark brown. Powdery coat looking almost. Small bubble carbonation. Smell is yeasty, with plenty of raisins and some spice. Almost like you would want to marinade your meat with it. Fresh tasting which makes it refreshing as compared to other dubbels. Taste is brown, floral, slightly sweet. Ending is slightly carbonated, dry, chemic. True to the style, nice palate. As good as any other world class dubbel ale. wlajwl (6751) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Strong aroma of grapes and malts to begin with while the appearance is brownish amber. The flavor is of dark fruit and subtle all around. The overall score for this is very good and not over the top but still a great Dubbel. revolverlbc (22) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
I’m glad I drank this but will probably never buy it again. I recommend drinking this one just below room temp.