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Ovila Abbey Tripel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 6
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bccocx on 07-10-2014

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Photo of JesseKilgannon
4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitch
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A corked and caged 12.7oz (375ml) bottle poured into Westmalle goblet. Packaged and bottled on 13 August 2014. Sierra Nevada suggests 365 days expiry.

A: Poured a golden orange, mostly clear, small head
S: Honey, candied sugar, bananas
T: Sweet, honey, pineapple (disappears fast though). The alcohol comes out as it gets warmer
M: Medium body, light carbonation
O: I bought it because I was attracted to the nice bottle and labelling. The beer itself was decent and not too sweet but I haven’t decided if I would buy it again yet.

Photo of bnes09
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Transparent, golden color. Thin, soap bubble head. Recedes to a thin ring around the glass with minimal lacing.

Wonderful, floral, citric aroma. Very fresh smelling with weeds, grass and white pepper blended in. Spicy, fresh and well rounded.

Mild, bready malt with a semi-sweet flavor. Honey and lemon. Hop quality is herbal, soapy with a mild citrus edge. Subtle garlic and white pepper in the back add a comfortable level of spice. Well balanced on the palate.

Medium to full bodied. Slightly syrupy/sticky on the tongue and lips. Well carbonated.

One of the better tripels I've had.

Photo of Bigdoc91
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigTravor
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foomanchoo
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fear4Beer
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is malty with that hint of bread, yeast, and hops to balance things out. The hops are not very bitter but you can feel them trying to come to the front. There is an apple like quality to this beer and the overall mouthfeel is light. That's the biggest downfall is that the beer feels too light in the mouth, like watered down. The AMAZING thing about this beer is that it has 8.8% abv in it. If I were to guess I'd be WAY off, you can't taste the alcohol. Ohhhh you can certainly feel it after you are done with the beer though! Very easy to drink and it tastes nice. Comparing it to other great Belgian beers (or American Belgian beers like Allagash's Tripel) it falls a bit short. Still a fun beer to drink. I wish more American breweries had the guts to make more Belgian style ales. I'm thankful I got to try this one.

Photo of BlueMoon10
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joshmistake
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lobos62
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bongobeer
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mobrado
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briancathy
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arizcards
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a four-pack from TW Arrowhead in late November for $12.99. Bottled on 8-6-14.

Beer poured golden with absolutely no head into my Duvel Tulip glass.

Nose initially was a blast of pear and apple which has sustained well. Getting notes of pepper as it warms.

Taste is apple and pear sprinkled with pepper. There maybe a bit of coriander going on as I am getting a hop like bite in the after taste.

Mouthfeel is pretty legit, light to medium bodied. Each sip dances delicately and lightly across the palate.

Overall this is a good brew. I cannot quite put my finger on it but there is something slightly amiss that prevents this from challenging the world class brews in this genre. Get it if you can find it and are a fan of the style.

Photo of Lelampp
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duffman79
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoelClark
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rongcsc
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Yancey82
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Ovila Abbey Tripel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.