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Ovila Abbey Saison - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

687 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 687
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 26
Gots: 51 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Buggies

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice copper orange color with a beautiful white creamy head. Some aromas of orange and lemon as well as yeast... typical spicy notes too.

Tastes good enough I guess. Rather average I'd say. Slightly fruity, maybe a little lemon twang, along with your typical Belgian yeast flavors.

A good tasting saison. Nothing amazing or earth shattering, but a very drinkable, average example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 20:35:22 | More by Buggies
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allenson21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-19-2013 01:11:39 | More by Jeffrey2310
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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottle from the local bottle shop.
As i twist the cage off, I always ave a flashing thought of the cork exploding out, as I am sure oh so many of us have. The cage comes off without the cork, so thats good. I slowly pull the cork out, glass ready, and BAM, the cork flies and I immediately get that panic, even though i was still half expecting it... glass in hand almost right away to catch all the nothing that flows from the bottle. And now I kind of feel stupid as I stand there waiting for a gusher.
Anyway... pours with a nice few finger of head a dark mustard/golden color. Head actually fades very quickly which is a bit unusual.
Nose is very bready, and actually quite boozy... then turns into a somewhat of a 99 bananas smell, but not quite AS boozy or AS banana... after it warms it turns more toward the saison... earthy with a hint of sweetness. This is very interesting smelling the changes as this changes in temperature. Smells more like a hefe when colder,then turns more to a saison.
Taste is like a cross between a hefe and a saison. it definitely has a strong wheat presence mixed with hay, boozy finish, a bit of lemon. Very dry earthy finish with a bit of a bitter aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 20:10:09 | More by crusian
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-29-2012 23:25:53 | More by fortierv
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Rhode Island

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Virginia

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-04-2011 03:42:51 | More by bigred89
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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scottfrie

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into Portsmouth snifter.

A: Pours a cloudy apricot color with a huge bright white head that slowly faded into a thick fluffy film that left a few streaks of sticky lacing down the glass.
S: Dominating notes of cardamom with hints of pears, lemon zest, orange, spicy hops and bready yeast.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of cardamom, pear, lemon, spicy earthy hops, pepper and bubblegumy bready yeast. The finish is a lightly sweet, and the aftertaste is just barely bitter.
M: Frothy airy carbonation bubbles up in my mouth over the medium body. The mouthfeel is airy but finishes slick.
O: An easy drinking saison and a great attempt from one of my favorite breweries. Not the best but I would drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 02:46:09 | More by scottfrie
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California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Pennsylvania

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Wisconsin

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South Carolina

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Ovila Abbey Saison from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 687 ratings.