Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ovila Dubbel ~ Sierra Nevada

Appearance: deep mahogany, garnet, and ruby. Off-white head is bubbly and frothy. Swirls nominal.

Nose: bready sweet with raisins, dates, plums, and prunes. Maraschino cherries. Spiced red apple skins. Figs and fig cake. Dried black cherries.

Palate: dried cherries, raisins, figs, and chocolate in the finish. Spice mingles. Grabs sides of cheeks with balanced tart tannins. More dry chocolate cake in the finish. Maraschino cherries in the breath. Juicy along the sides, dry in the middle. Sophisticated. Essence of biting into juicy succulent plums. Date cake. Slow stream of bubbles from first quaff to last.

Final Thoughts: a lot of time, love, faith, and good will have gone into bringing the Ovila Abbey beers to our tables and our bars. Finally. As with all good things in life, twas certainly worth the wait. 


(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)

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