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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

364 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 85
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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Reviews by tviz33:
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tviz33

New York

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12.7 oz. cage top bottle in to a snifter.

A- Pours with two fingers of creamy off-white head with a clear copper body with lots of bubbles.

S- Smell is citrus up front with Belgian yeast and pepper. Another review mentioned leather and I definitely get that as well. Quite good.

T- Lots of orange and similar citrus flavors. The spice comes and goes pretty quickly. The peppercorn is also there. A bit of floral hops that leave lingering bitterness.

M- Just a bit thin. The carbonation is fairly high.

O- Different... not sure if in a good or bad way.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 05:50:49 | More by tviz33
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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.

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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.
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Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.