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

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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

475 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 15
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
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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mattkoon

South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i was craving a saison earlier....i couldnt resist this when i saw it. the smell is sweet with a slight earthiness to it. the taste has sweet citrus notes with a creaminess to it. also the sasion earthy flavor comes along. also i do get a little spicy i am assuming from the peppercorns. over all if i was craving a typical sasion i wouldnt reach for this- but this is a great beer in its own way. its pretty complex, and great.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 21:01:02 | More by mattkoon
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generallee

New York

4.76/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Presentation: It was poured from a very cool corked 12.7 oz bottle. The label has a brief description and lists the abv at 7.5% abv.

Appearance: The body has a nice amber color with a very slight haze. Carbonation is also lively and helps support the head. It’s head is creamy, off white in color and long lasting. Lacing coats the glass and slowly slides down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is full and inviting. It’s has nice fruity and yeasty notes. I get notes of clove, banana and fresh bread.

Taste / Palate: It’s flavor starts with light malt sweetness blended with fruity and bready yeast. I also pick up some light sweet orange notes. This quickly turns dryer as some dry yeasty spice notes and notes from the peppercorns move across the tongue. The finish adds a light touch of floral spice and mild bitterness. The palate feels smooth and creamy and it’s 7.5% abv is well hidden in its flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 05:39:04 | More by generallee
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blakkorchid

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-30-2014 21:26:27 | More by blakkorchid
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MystikCelt

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

07-27-2014 23:22:32 | More by MystikCelt
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

07-24-2014 23:59:09 | More by muddyh2oblues
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +5%

07-23-2014 05:10:25 | More by GRG1313
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scott2269

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-22-2014 02:03:09 | More by scott2269
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.06/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12.7 oz bottle into a goblet.

A: Contrary to most saisons I've had, it pours a completely clear copper color. In fairness, it's a beautiful copper shade, but it's also too clear for a saison. No dregs, either...but there's a ton of carbonation rising to the top. There's about a finger's worth of white-colored head - while it's not very high, it has surprisingly good retention. A tiny ring of lacing is left on the glass. Looks great, just not very saison-y.

S: The respective adjuncts (orange and peppercorn) are showed off fairly well, with nice tones of citrus and pepper (whodathunkit?) On the other hand, I just don't pick up much 'saison' here. The yeast has a good bread/spice quotient in fairness, but otherwise comes off formless and generic. Notes of wheat are also found. Not bad, but again: it's just not very saison-y.

T: Orange is very prevalent to start - it's even somewhat close to being a fruit beer. Just like with the nose, the adjuncts end up being my favorite part of this beer. The fruity start is quite pleasant, and the gently spiced finish works well. The problem is that there isn't much beyond the additions of orange and peppercorn: the yeast is dreadfully generic, and isn't complex in the least. Taking its shortcomings into consideration, it's actually pretty decent. But I'm going to say it once more: it's just not very saison-y.

M: While it's not as bone dry as I like my saisons, it still has a nice lightness to it. Along with the crisp finishing bite, it goes down very easily (7.5%? Drinks closer to 6%). Carbonation is impactful while stopping short of being harsh.

O: At the end of the day, I still kind of like this brew. It's light and crisp, with a nice orange character. It's just not very saison-y (THERE'S THAT SENTENCE AGAIN). Not at all. It's not rustic, it's not bone dry, nor does it have any unique yeast notes. I wouldn't buy it again, but it's still worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 22:04:01 | More by ThisWangsChung
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watsontiger98

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-18-2014 23:44:21 | More by watsontiger98
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-18-2014 04:01:53 | More by kwjd
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tmcarter23

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-17-2014 21:35:31 | More by tmcarter23
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

07-17-2014 04:24:20 | More by ZEB89
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Voja

California

4/5  rDev +5%

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Fellysmarts

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-15-2014 23:50:11 | More by Fellysmarts
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-15-2014 09:47:24 | More by zestar
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memphischas

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-13-2014 19:59:11 | More by memphischas
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RangnaR

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-12-2014 23:04:04 | More by RangnaR
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TBRich

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

07-11-2014 22:20:53 | More by TBRich
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-11-2014 00:50:54 | More by ScottStache
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cmbeaudoin

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5%

07-07-2014 23:48:43 | More by cmbeaudoin
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tiamat8086

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

07-06-2014 03:26:32 | More by tiamat8086
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dnuhn91


4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-05-2014 17:18:13 | More by dnuhn91
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dmcgilvray

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-04-2014 13:42:26 | More by dmcgilvray
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nleaders

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5%

07-03-2014 21:56:21 | More by nleaders
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ctxfenris

Arkansas

4.51/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7 OZ bottle.
Served in a pint glass.
Amber color, darker than most saisons I've had. Minimal head.
Smell is typical saison with sweetness from the mandarin oranges. Notes of banana.
Taste is caramel, spice, then orange in that order. Very pleasant, would have again.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 14:23:08 | More by ctxfenris
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Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.