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Ovila Belgian Style Golden - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

191 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 191
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Sonofalime, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Jdbateman83
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

One if my favorite beers. Inexpensive at Costco compared to other Belgium style ales. Excellent deep gold color. Easy pour. Flavorful taste, slight hops, lots of caramel malt sweetness. Flavor lasts on the pallet as well. I have had the other Ovila's and they are good, but this beer has everything I am looking for. Very strong alcohol, and you feel it after one of the large bottles.

Jdbateman83, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Greasy, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

oxfordmini, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mmilyko, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

SLOPEZ_641, Aug 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

dertyd, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of jinjeski
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jinjeski, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Fatehunter, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

kmos27, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

johnny29er, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ekalb31, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

krome, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

jibjib513, Aug 04, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Roguer, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dfillius, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

smccann, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

kristougher, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

sansho, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

TallSaint, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

sd123, Jun 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

dlcoblen, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Hellmeh, Jun 05, 2013
Ovila Belgian Style Golden from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.