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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

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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-09-2013 00:00:57 | More by cadaugherty
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-17-2013 00:45:21 | More by civicm87
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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blackie

California

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: poured into a large chalice, medium golden amber in color with a nice layer of off-white carbonation that retains well

s: both clean pils malts and a low amount of sweeter, lightly toasty malts form the malt base of the aroma, aromas of fuzzy pit fruits, spicy yeast influence, pepper, fresh cut grass hops and glimpses of citrus, a lovely saison aroma with lots to hold on to

m: carbonation lively, moderate-high, with a body kicking around somewhere between light and medium

t: the typically crisp pils and pale malts are augmented here with a low dose of something a little darker - caramel perhaps - that lends a residual sweetness that hits lightly in the middle but cleans up well by the finish, some flavors of sweet tree fruits - peach, nicely spicy yeast output and bready yeast flavors, grassy hops in good balance, great range of balanced flavours leading in to a dry, peppery finish

o: quite complex for the style, exceedingly well balanced, and obviously crafted with lots of care - one of the better stateside saisons out there

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 04:04:31 | More by blackie
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atigerlife

Hawaii

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange-golden and slightly hazy. Lots of small carbonation rising. A 1-finger fluffy white head. Good retention.

Aroma of hay, citrus, honey, floral notes and some yeast.

Taste has hay, tangerine, grass, green apple, musty barn and some bread. Also some slightly sweet bits in there.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and cleansing.

Overall, very drinkable. Refreshing. Sessionable [OK, 1 bottle due to the ABV]. Nice take on the style. Missing some of the tartness of wild yeast, but still a worthy effort.

Serving type: bottle

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Maine

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
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Pours a golden straw color with an orange tint to it, quite hazy looking but not chunkies on the first pour, white fizzy head fades quickly, no lacing.

Smell has a large citrus presence, orange being the dominate citrus aroma, slight peppery spice in the nose but nothing to make you sneeze like other brews made with heavy handed peppercorn, not much funk in this Saison.

Taste starts out with a light citrus hit, mellowed by the sweet malt backing, orange and some decent spiciness character liven things up, hops are essentially non-existent but there is a subtle earthiness to it, carbonation is on the high end and very seltzer like yet works for this beer, finishes light, crisp and a slightly dry.

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