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Ovila Abbey Saison - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ovila Abbey SaisonOvila Abbey Saison

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BA SCORE
86
very good

685 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 685
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 26
Gots: 50 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2011)
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zhanson88

California

3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Here's to hoping this Ovila/SN collab saison is better than the dubbel.

Appearance: Pours a fairly clear straw color with about 1.5" of eggshell white head. Retention and lacing are okay, but could be better. It looks pretty decent.

Smell: Smells of citrus, banana and cloves, a hint of phenols peek through as well. Not the most rockin' saison I've smelled, but really very nice. Good start.

Taste: Citrus and clove are present up front, with maybe a touch of banana in there as well. Pretty nice on the front of the palate, but I get a mighty phenolic kick in the middle and back end that is off-putting. Pretty dry finish, and the lingering flavors are phenols and breadiness. Still....not terrible.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Between light and medium bodied with good carbonation. Pretty good here. Overall, I would say it's a decent saison, but not something I'll be having again most likely. I did like it a good deal better than the dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 01:24:33 | More by zhanson88
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Ovila Abbey Saison from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.