Ovila Abbey Saison - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BrownNut:
3.18/5 rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Served cool in a tulip.
A - Cloudy dull orange. Sturdy off-white head that fades gradually to a film over a couple minutes.
S - 3.5 - Upon popping the cork, the main note is fruity yeasty. Once poured, earthy yet perfumy spice, faint saison funk, faint candy sweet orange, which may be the main component of that perfumy note.
T - 3.0 - Pretty mild. There are good flavors, but fleeting and substantially fainter than you'd like. Muted. The whole thing comes across diluted, which is really unsatisfying, like the good stuff is just out of reach. The flavors fade and you're left with nothing pretty quickly. There's a twinge of tartness at the end, and a slightly bitter aftertaste that is quickly gone. Mixed with the diluted character, the bitterness comes across in a not good way. I'm not giving it a 3 because I think it's average, but because it's something good that has something wrong with it. It didn't set out to be average and succeed - it set out to be better but failed.
M - 3.5 - Light. Slightly soft. A bit of carbonation tingle on the tongue. Ends just slightly dry.
O - 3.0 - The second Ovila beer I've had, a disappointment like the quad. Not up to Sierra Nevada's standard of excellence. The cork, cage, story and pedigree seduced me, but left me wanting. Giving up on the Ovila line. As in the taste category, this isn't a 3/average because it aimed to be average and succeeded, but because it aimed to be better and failed.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2012 03:04:54 | More by BrownNut
More User Reviews:
3.76/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A: Copper filtered with a lot of carbonation and 2 fingers of off white yellowish head.
S: Fruity orange and spice, black pepper, Belgian yeasts, funkiness, butter, licorice.
T: Light orange creamsicle, a Belgian yeast quality, nail polish remover, some sweet corn on the end.
M: Thin body, lots of foamy carbonation leaving it creamy.
O: Some nice light summery fruity orange qualities, refreshing and light on the palate. Drank July 21, 2014, in Boca Raton. Got in North Carolina.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 04:52:56 | More by patre_tim
Ovila Abbey Saison from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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