Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Another addition in the Ovila series.
Pours out a decently dark golden type of orange with a finger of an off-white head.
The aroma has a big punch of orange right up front along with some fruity yeast esters. There are some subtle clove and banana notes, a straw type of smell, some bready malt and a bit of peppery spice.
The taste also has a huge amount of a sweet orange and a nice amount of fruity yeast esters up front. There are some very subtle notes of banana and clove and some of that bready malt on the back end. The spiciness is there, but it's not as spicy as I would have thought given the addition of peppercorns.
The body is medium and the mouthfeel is crisp with a decent amount of carbonation. The ABV is hidden very well.
This is a nice take on a Belgian style, but just like with the Ovila Quad the Belgian breweries do these styles much better. A very nice beer and certainly worth trying though.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2013 23:08:52 | More by JohnnyMc
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Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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