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Ovila Belgian Style Golden - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ovila Belgian Style GoldenOvila Belgian Style Golden

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BA SCORE
86
very good

188 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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oxfordmini

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

08-23-2013 21:49:45 | More by oxfordmini
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-23-2013 01:28:17 | More by mmilyko
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SLOPEZ_641

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-19-2013 03:53:27 | More by SLOPEZ_641
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-18-2013 15:17:38 | More by dertyd
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jinjeski

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

good aroma and taste. nice balance of hops,etc.Good grain expressed. Enjoyed the rich taste. Very nice Belgian style beer with golden color. Odd in that when I opened it after a day in the cellar, the cork shot to the ceiling. Way too much carbonation!!! Maybe I had an unusual bottle.Big head.

08-15-2013 23:51:27 | More by jinjeski
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-15-2013 14:08:05 | More by jgunther71
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

Poured with a half finger of head on a fairly clear, golden colored body.
The aroma is wonderful. Lots of grain and a little bright apple and pear.
The taste is a crisp fruity (apple and pear again) with a touch of lemon bitterness. Nicely balanced and light.
The texture is fizzy with a crisp body.
Delicious.

08-13-2013 23:40:05 | More by Fatehunter
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

08-10-2013 03:32:31 | More by kmos27
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johnny29er

California

4/5  rDev +5%

08-10-2013 01:00:31 | More by johnny29er
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ekalb31

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-07-2013 20:49:34 | More by ekalb31
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-05-2013 16:35:31 | More by krome
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jibjib513

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

08-04-2013 18:14:05 | More by jibjib513
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beerloverofbham

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

07-31-2013 22:40:19 | More by beerloverofbham
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

A - Lovely golden color, perfectly pure white head. Pleasant lacing and reasonable retention. Huge amount of carbonation, and strongly translucent.

S - Very little to it: wheat or barley, some yeast, a slight sour note.

T - Subdued Belgian pale. Sweet, but not overbearingly so; the typical Belgian candi flavor comes in late, and if not in subtle fashion, then at least not huge. I get a mouthful of grain, almost like a farmhouse ale.

M - Medium, almost medium light. Refreshing, yet with clingy oils. Despite the tons of carbonation in my bottle, this is an easy beer to toss around the mouth, although there is a slight sting. Absolutely no hint of the 8.5%, which is impressive, indeed.

O - This beer could easily go down on a hot day outdoors, or as a nightcap in the study. The mixture of wheaty goodness and Belgian sugary sweetness, balancing out right in the middle, makes it pretty versatile. Paired easily with some sharp cheddar and spicy soup.

07-22-2013 18:53:20 | More by Roguer
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dfillius

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-22-2013 01:46:19 | More by dfillius
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smccann

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-15-2013 23:13:39 | More by smccann
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-30-2013 19:57:54 | More by kristougher
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev +5%

06-30-2013 05:40:14 | More by sansho
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TallSaint

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-22-2013 19:37:29 | More by TallSaint
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sd123

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-21-2013 03:07:46 | More by sd123
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dlcoblen

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

06-09-2013 04:18:09 | More by dlcoblen
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Hellmeh

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

06-05-2013 04:36:05 | More by Hellmeh
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Texas_Speed

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

06-02-2013 16:02:32 | More by Texas_Speed
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mlichens

New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours from a caged, corked bottle into a belgian goblet. Very carbonated, perhaps a bit too much for a Belgian. The head took some time to go down and then remained consistent for the entire drink. It's a golden, cloudy colour.

Taste is not too sweet, but does have a caramel after taste. It is subtle, but I do taste it. Goes down smoothly, but again is carbonated quite a bit. I'd love to taste a flat or nitro pint if it ever becomes available.

Overall, a great American take on a Belgian, with some fine monastic influences. I'll be excited to try the rest of the line.

05-26-2013 20:44:31 | More by mlichens
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Spaz7

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

05-24-2013 21:02:20 | More by Spaz7
Ovila Belgian Style Golden from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.