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

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very good

513 Ratings
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 15
Gots: 37 | 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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4.33/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

bnes09, Mar 21, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%

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

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

Fresh, a little bit “wine cooler” fruity.

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

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


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.

burntoutphilosopher, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Got a 4 pack of this years :)
A:pours a brownish orange, lots of carbonation rising through the beer. very little head
S: belgium funk, citrusy, wheat, smells like a saison
T: funky, spicy, mandarins are evident, lighter malts like wheat I cant nail it exactly however it is very sweet, very dry, little hop bitterness
M: amazing, nice high carbonation, and very dry
O: fun saison from one of the best breweries, also one of my favorites in the ovlia series

FitnessForBeer, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.74/5  rDev -1.8%

375ml, 2013
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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.

inlimbo77, Mar 14, 2014
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Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.