Ovila Belgian Style Golden - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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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
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.
08-13-2013 23:40:05 | More by Fatehunter
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
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
Ovila Belgian Style Golden from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.