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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

688 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 688
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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civicm87

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-17-2013 00:45:21 | More by civicm87
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-09-2013 00:24:22 | More by randylangford
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

04-05-2013 06:53:52 | More by HumphreyLee
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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

03-31-2013 03:36:23 | More by atigerlife
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-30-2013 22:47:30 | More by Thomas_Picton
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-30-2013 19:10:31 | More by JDavidRice
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 22:18:12 | More by deltatauhobbit
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-24-2013 00:25:04 | More by Sparky44
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QuakeAttack

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-17-2013 05:48:48 | More by QuakeAttack
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-17-2013 02:54:31 | More by GennyCreamAle
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-17-2013 02:20:10 | More by buckyp
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-16-2013 20:00:13 | More by PaulD
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soze47

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-16-2013 14:51:31 | More by soze47
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-11-2013 21:13:01 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-11-2013 04:46:20 | More by spycow
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USMCPayne

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-09-2013 17:36:06 | More by USMCPayne
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-07-2013 19:55:44 | More by orangesol
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Wakey

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-04-2013 21:19:16 | More by Wakey
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cougfan2002

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-03-2013 08:45:11 | More by cougfan2002
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-28-2013 14:09:50 | More by Seaba
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Ovila Abbey Season - 1pt 6fl oz bottle

Look - Pours golden with a tinge of copper. Slight, foamy head with decent lacing. Hazy, no noticeable carbonation.

Smell - Citrus and dry, almost like a high-quality champagne or cider with heartier overtones. If you pay attention you might smell a hint of strawberry.

Taste - Dry, crisp, and refreshing as hell with a creamy strawberry middle and a slight bitter citrus aftertaste that fades quickly.

Mouthfeel - Quite pleasing, this brew encourages you to drink more.

Overall - This is a great brew, this style isn't typically my personal style, but I would definitely get this brew again.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 13:04:25 | More by JMScowcroft
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bambam2517

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

From a bomber to a tulip, split it with the wife at 45F.

A - Cloudy caramel body, nice white crown with a tilted pour that lasted long into the glass, and laced strong throughout.

S - Grassy, just a little citrusy. Fresh flowers, its so reminiscent of spring.

T - Really nice, better than I expected. Nice flavor profile falling right in line with high quality Belgian ales, plus a little honey flavor. A little sweet white wine in the background.

M - The palate is great, bright and refreshing. The aftertaste is a bit funky and lingering.

O - A pleasant surprise, Saisons are not my favorite but I really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 03:33:36 | More by bambam2517
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-11-2013 02:54:25 | More by Kelp
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claytong

Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.9%

02-11-2013 02:42:03 | More by claytong
Ovila Abbey Saison from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.