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Ovila Belgian Style Golden - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Ovila Belgian Style GoldenOvila Belgian Style Golden

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BA SCORE
86
very good

172 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 06-24-2012)
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Reviews by rangerred:
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet of a 750ml bottle.

Pours a clear deep gold with a fluffy two finger white head. The head never really goes away thanks to the abundant carbonation but there is also not a whole lot of lacing.

Big Belgian citrusy note on the nose with tons of pear and peaches. Some peppery spicyness along with clove and a touch of banana. Not bad but not quite as sharp and in your face as some others.

The taste is somewhat muted which is disappointing because there is really so much potential. Nice spice along with lots of pear. A little peppery as well with some light hints of biscuit. Mouthfeel is very soft and spritzy and really is perfect for the style. Finish is moderately dry with just a little stickyness and the alcohol is well hidden.

Overall, a nice attempt by Sierra Nevada at a beer that can be difficult to get right. While it is not as good as some of the top of the line Belgians, it is a great job by a large brewery in the States.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 00:25:37 | More by rangerred
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Ovila Belgian Style Golden from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.