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Ovila Abbey Saison - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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very good

718 Ratings
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Ratings: 718
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 27
Gots: 58 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

johnnnniee, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

GratefulTech, Jun 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Rivenin, Jun 28, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -2.9%

Amber color with a head with good retention.
Mild sweet and sour aroma. Notes of green apple and Belgian yeast.
Great flavor, some sour funkiness, orange peel, pepper, caramel, and piney hops.
Very dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Medium body with good carbonation, 7.5% ABV is very well hidden, just having a mild numb effect.
Very good Saison, elegant sourness combined with adequate hopping.

FLima, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

pauldevay, Jun 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

cw13, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

GTB, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Bitterbill
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%

375ml corked and caged bottle, 7.5% abv on the label.

A- pours a slightly hazy orange with a 1" head of foam, plenty of lacing.

S- smells earthy, yeasty, spicy, kind of fruity..some citrus. Spicy goes to some notes of pepper.

T- I can ure taste the orange citrus, nice, spice is limited to light doses of pepper. Swishing the beer in my mouth brings the oranges out even more. Not much bitterness to this puppy, which I like. Slight hint of some funk the more I sip.

M- medium bodied, pretty high carbonation, it works for me.

O- This is a nice tasty Saison. I bought a single for $5 because I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not...duh. 4 packs in town are $13.99; I think I'll pick up a 4 pack or 2.

Bitterbill, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

hardrock, Jun 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

2dogbrew, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

SocalKicks, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

agreenman19, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

MarkyMOD, Jun 11, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%

Part of b-day bash of saisons.
This was a nice solid, relatively simple version that was enjoyable and overall pleasing.
Light fruit aroma with fairly strong pepper. Fruit was citrus with lighter fruit like pear/apple.
Quite clear. Big full white head.
Really dries out in a big way. Fairly big malt character and taste is a lot less sweet than the aroma. Light fruit and bigger yeast flavors including the pepper.
Moderate feel and really dry. Effervescent but not too filling.
Drinks nicely. Simple but hits all the marks.

garymuchow, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

CoryR, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Bnoise11, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DeutschesBier, Jun 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Nice thin fluffy white crest of a head rides on top of dark brown red colored murky liquid.

Light slightly funky orange aroma with lots of spice.

Malty, light, grassy, orange, lavender, creamy, high carbonation, moderate appropriate sweetness zero bitterness.

Nicely surprised. Recommended @ $3.50/375ml C&C

chugalug06, Jun 03, 2013
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3.29/5  rDev -14.3%

Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose definitely has some of that saison funk to it - yeasty and slightly sour that definitely conjures up images of the farmhouse. Taste is decently sour without any residual sweetness. Feel is a bit thick and slightly heavy.

maxwelldeux, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

phishdaly, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

OregonGrown7, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

jl28r1, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Danno48, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Woodman70, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

kingmaker, May 31, 2013
Ovila Abbey Saison from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.