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Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & PeppercornsOvila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns

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BA SCORE
85
very good

368 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 368
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.76%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-06-2013)
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-20-2014 23:13:59 | More by Molson2000
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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-23-2014 08:46:48 | More by Gobzilla
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-21-2014 23:43:19 | More by sweemzander
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the stamp on the bottle, it looks like this was bottled March 28, 2014.

Gorgeous pour here. Depp golden colour with a huge head of foam that leaves lots of lovely lacing behind.

Big spicy nose with notes of pepper, cloves, lemon, and oranges that add a slight hint of tartness.

Dang, ditto for the taste. So true to the smell. The cloves and pepper go so well with that big lemon and orange, spicy hop, slightly tart flavours that it's scary. I do get some mild biscuit that seem to grow as the sipping continues. It's also cool that the abv is very manageable.

The mouthfeel seems slick with perfect carbonation and a nice medium body.

I think this is a very fine effort from Sierra Nevada...my favourite of their Ovila series.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 14:12:12 | More by Bitterbill
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

04-09-2014 00:12:58 | More by shook81
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-05-2014 22:18:17 | More by Swedgin
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-23-2014 09:59:58 | More by 1jstafan
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bnes09

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep orange, transparent ale with lots of visible bubbles. Sudsy, off white with good retention and some lacing.

Nice aroma of lemon, orange, herbs, wheat and straw. Hint of yeast and mild pepper in the mix as well.

Smooth biscuit, wheat-like, buttery malt character underneath a spicy herbal hop. Sweet and slightly tart oranges hit the tongue. White pepper and cloves. Mild yeast qualities round out the flavor. Extremely well balanced.

Medium bodied. Smooth fell with a sharp carbonation. Crisp finish.

Great saison. Love the flavors that were added. Highly complex, yet well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 23:14:04 | More by bnes09
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burntoutphilosopher

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Purchased:
Four 12.7 ounce bottles for 10$ on sale at local liquor store.

Appearance:
This beer has a great cloudy, unfiltered appearance, golden and hazy as a farmhouse style should be. Head dispersed quickly.

Smell:
Fresh, a little bit “wine cooler” fruity.

Taste:
Outstanding. Fresh, fruit hints, but not overly sweet.
Virtually no hops.
Not strongly flavored. Very thirst quenching.

Mouthfeel:
Thick, residual texture, but virtually no after taste.
This is desirable for an unfiltered beer. For its price point It’s good quality

Overall:

This beer would make a great summer drink. As my bias, I tend to drink dark abbey ales, porters, and quad’s … so this beer tasted light and soft.
It has almost no detectable hops flavor. Not bitter at all, but still tasted balanced. Excellent fruit forward flavor without being sweet.
I am used to a much stronger beer in both flavor and alcohol. That said, this beer was very enjoyable, and at 2.50$ per bottle, I’d recommend it.
It has no aftertaste. It’s clean, and it’s done.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 21:51:23 | More by burntoutphilosopher
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375ml, 2013
Lost Abbey tulip

A: Pours a different color than expected. Hazy orange, expecting more straw. Good finger of bright white head. Sticking around a while.

S: Mandarin orange. Citrus. Little touch of that peppercorn.

T: Citrus from the oranges up front. Maybe some zesty lemon. Not getting the dry farmhouse yeast and pepper I was expecting. Slick mouthfeel. Not as dry as I was expecting.

M: Medium bodied.

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03-14-2014 03:12:46 | More by inlimbo77
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Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.