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Ovila Abbey Tripel - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 24 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bccocx on 07-10-2014)
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4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HalfFull
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Been wondering if the Ovila/Sierra Nevada crew would come up with a Tripel for a while so glad to see this on a recent outing. Poured into a large wine glass from a corked 375 ml. bottle. Bottle opens with just a light pffft and pours initially with a light cap of foam, though perhaps a bit cold. Light golden in color and with a touch of chill haze.

Aroma started a bit slow but then ramped up swiftly, adding pleasant yeast notes, some tropical fruit and a subtle waft of here and there ethanol wrapped in spice. Aroma expands with warming and reminds me a bit of St. Bernardus Watou in a good way. Bit of muddled lemon emerges with time.

Taste is spritzy but a bit subued, yet without flaw or apparent sweetness to offset to a degree. A second pour revitalizes things a bit with more foam and vibrancy. Feel is solid and full, bready and yeasty though again lacking the sweetness often found at the ABV thanks to a lightly coarse texture.

Overalll a bit of a quandary. Light on the candi sugar I would guess and quite well done, yet lacking the close in some way. Will have to do a side by side with a few other favorites to better determine.

Photo of BeccaH
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

As always with this series, the beer is fantastic and the price is even better. A big frothy hearty tripel, full bodied for the style and only sweet in the middle. Hazy muted blonde, looks the part with a huge white head. I smell coriander in this, and the esters of the Belgian yeast. It's got to have plenty of oats in it too. It has that feel. On the taste I get floral honey and the Belgian yeast. The alcohol is amazingly well hidden, and the carbonation being so high almost makes it feel light. Amazing they can put out beer this good for so cheap. I like this a lot, but it's begging for an oak barrel, maybe cognac...

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of stephens101
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thin covering of tan froth upon a golden brew.

Smells of spice, green apple and taffy.

Other light fruits spice from the yeast with a floral hop end.

Dry and medium bodied with a slight and quick alcohol burn.

I keep waiting for something in this brew to strike me as interesting, but it's not going to happen.

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3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another adorable little 4-pack! cork-topped 12.7 oz bottles.

A: 3.5 - Slightly hazy gold color. I couldn't get much of a head out of it at all, and what was there faded quickly.
S: 3.75 - Light fruity scent, with a bit of sweetness.
T: 3.75 - Initial taste is sweet, with light malt flavor, and pleasant floral fruitiness, with a touch of vanilla.
M: 3.5 - A bit thin and watery.
O: 3.75 - Though not bad, it's a disappointment. The other Ovila collaboration beers have been better.

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Ovila Abbey Tripel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.