Saturday, April 16, 2011

Ovila Dubbel

Type: belgian style dubbel ale
Origin: Chico, California
Price: $10.49 per 750 mL

Another collaboration, another success. This time between New Clairvaux and Sierra Nevada.

Man this is damn good. Its got great malt balance, with a nice sweet, syrupy fruit quality with very caramelized sugar flavor. There is a slight wheat backnote, but it is quickly overpowered by a strong alcohol burn even though its only 7.5%. It has a wonderful wine smell when you open it (definitely no wine taste though). You can slightly sense that sierra got their hands on it with a bit of hoppiness that you would never find in this type of beer.

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