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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

460 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 13
Gots: 30 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a nice bronze hue with a finger of dense off white head that fades to a small mat
S: smells of oranges, honey sweetness, a bit of peppery spice, a tinge of bitterness and some fruity esters
T: tastes of fruitiness, a bit of bready malt, some peppery spice and a slight orangey sweetness. swallow brings some spicy yeast, a bit of cracker malt and some residual sweetness
M: light on the palate with slightly prickly carbonation. a bit drying but not overly so
O: Overall, it's a solid beer. There are better examples of the style out there but it isn't too far off the mark. I think it's a bit too sweet and could stand to be a bit drier but other than that it's good.

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz corked and caged bottle (no date) poured into a Karmeleit tripel glass.

Appearance: Dark amber honey, mostly translucent. Persistent 1/8" dense white foam. Thick islands and strands of lacing.

Smell: Musty, hint of tart orange peel, hint of pepper.

Taste: Lots of flavors running together, but you can pick them out, just not in the order they hit the tongue. Malt sweetness, bready, hint of yeast, fruit, mandarin oranges, hint of pepper.

Mouthfeel: Slick, approaching creamy in thickness. Just enough carbonation to take everything off the teeth and tongue.

Overall / Drinkability: Interesting, but not as strong flavored as I thought it would be. Delicate would be a good way to describe the flavors of this beer. I wonder if the meal I paired with this (burger and corn-on-the-cob) clashed a bit. A good and refreshing beer, just not amazing.

Serving type: bottle

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Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.