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New Clairvaux Petite Sirah Barrel-Aged Ovila Saison - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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New Clairvaux Petite Sirah Barrel-Aged Ovila Saison
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6 Ratings
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ovila Abbey Saison aged for 8 months in Petite Sirah red wine barrels produced at the Trappist winery of the Abbey of New Clairvaux.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-11-2011)
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Photo of Thorpe429
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a golden-amber with a thin white head, fading down to a collar. The nose has some red-wine character along with straw and mild earthiness. Touch of pepper. Flavor has some wine along with underlying light malt and faint earthiness. Bit of spice. Light-medium body with good carbonation. Better than the base beer.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Bubbles
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Bubbles, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

mdaschaf, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Marc33
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Marc33, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of illidurit
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at burger. in Santa Cruz. Pours an unclear pumpkin orange with a lasting off-white head. Dried apricot and apple in the nose with some perfumey alcohol. Nondescript yeasty flavor; a little malty, a little bitter, a little winey. Not really identifiable as a saison, much closer to a tripel. Flabby and sorta sweet. SN can do better, I hope.

illidurit, Nov 30, 2011
New Clairvaux Petite Sirah Barrel-Aged Ovila Saison from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.