Ovila Belgian Style Golden - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by superspak:
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/2/2012. Cork shot the ceiling as soon as he cage came off. Pours fairly cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy white head with great retention; that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big apple. pear, grape, herbal, floral, apricot, grass, pepper, and earthy yeast esters. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity esters. Taste of pear, apple, grape, pepper, apricot, herbal, grass, and earthy yeast esters. Lingering notes of light fruits, light pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and earthy yeast esters on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity of fruity and malty flavors; with minimal cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp, foamy, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian golden ale. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and yeast esters; and quite smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2013 04:05:37 | More by superspak
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4/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle split between two large snifters. Poured vigorously, so any sediment is probably mixed in.
Pours very cloudy, golden, with a big white head. Lots of carbonation. Smell is yeasty, grassy, slightly spicy, hint of lemon.
Taste is surprisingly crisp, lemony, a bit hoppy/lemony, Very yeasty, bready.
Mouthfeel is dry and light. Overall, this is a very solid beer, though not spectacular.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2013 02:59:43 | More by snaotheus
Ovila Belgian Style Golden from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.