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Ovila Abbey Saison - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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741 Ratings
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Ratings: 741
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 26
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a tulip glass. A hazy light orange color with a 2 inch thick white, fluffy head.

S: Biscuity malt, Belgian yeast, clove, lemon citrus, pineapple, alcohol.

T: A nice biscuity malt flavor with Belgain spice up front. There's a citrus quality to it and also some tropical fruit. It finishes semi-dry with a clove spice and alcohol lingering flavor. There is a bittering hop flavor there in the finish also.

M: Medium body with high carbonation to give it a spicy feel. Finish dry and a little bit bitter.

O: Good Saison here. Flavors are there and the feel is good. I've always like the aromas that Saisons give off and this one didn't disappoint.

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

Pours a hazy peach color with a big white head that falls pretty quick but laces well.

Aroma is bready malts nice tropical fruits mango, apple, pear mingled together with yeast and spicy pepper. Some light funky notes and hints of chalk.

Taste is on par with the nose fruity malty with bursts of carbonation that leads to the funk and big doses of spice. Pretty good Saison but fruitiness seems slightly over ridden by the spice.

Mouthfeel is good light side of medium with pretty peppy carbonation that makes an impact on this brew.

Overall pretty enjoyable, maybe not world class but good enough to pick up another for sure.

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

Grabbed a bottle and decided to review...Poured into Chimay chalice...

A---Nice Orange hue to this guy. Not much lacing but a good color to it...

S---Get a lot of pear in the nose, sweet too, not real funky...

T---Classic Saison flavor profile, a bit of a bite to it, but overall the usual apple/pear flavor with a peppery finish...

O---This was a nice brew to consume on a nice sunny Friday afternoon, enjoyable and a recommended choice particularly if you enjoy the style...

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

the pour is a hazy caramel colour. the beer develops a small white head of short duration.

the nose is funky. yeast notes swirl in banana like estery tones. although this flavor is generally a sign of too warm a fermentation and is not welcome in other styles, the saison uses them to its advantage as its signature characteristic.

the taste is funky like the nose. there are definite yeast flavors among the funky tones with some candy and bit of bubblegum. there seems to be more dryness in the flavour than typically experienced. americans and their hops.

the mouthfeel is medium and supports the flavor profile well.

overall this is a good representation of the style.

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Ovila Abbey Saison from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.