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Ovila Abbey Saison - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

732 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 732
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 28
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Hohnbaum, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/26/2011. Pours slightly hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, tangerine, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of lemon, tangerine, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, apricot, pear, apple, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice saison. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

hozersr, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

MaximumYuks, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

caljzy, Oct 08, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

bilhelm, Oct 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

hansenm72, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

polopaul20, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

JeffTheJuice, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Intelbeerlord, Sep 27, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

callit, Sep 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bpk59, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Brams17, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

ariceclemson, Sep 16, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +8.3%

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Lucnifter, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.45/5  rDev -10.2%

This beer is good, but I do not pick up the Mandarin oranges that were promised on the label. On the poor there is no head. The color is a cloudy (more foggy) reddish orange. Coriander, alcohol (other might call this funk), some citrus, and other spices (clove). Taste is bland - coriander, leads the way on the finish. Some bread on the very end.
Mouthfeel is the best aspect of this beer. It is incredibly smooth. Very easy drinking. This is a good beer, good because of the over the top mouthfeel.

gonzo000, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Mack, Sep 01, 2014
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Ovila Abbey Saison from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 732 ratings.