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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

533 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 15
Gots: 41 | 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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3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 375mL bottle into a Belgian tulip.

The pour produces a two finger thick, foamy, creamy, but still fizzy, pale white head. Robust carbonation surges upwards. The body is amber-colored with a high level of clarity.

The aroma is heavily malty, bread-like, and pungent. There's a slight floral aroma, but it's mostly subdued. There's also a bit of graininess.

Orange flavor becomes more apparent, and is tasty, on the tongue. Sweet notes of caramel and honey, yeasty floral flavors, and the faintest notes of pepper all wander my palate.

Abbey Saison is creamy, but has a bit of a kick from some spice (the pepper I assume) and the yeast. It drinks sweetly with a faint tartness from citrus and has the slightest of booziness, although this bottle has been well-aged.

I think this beer has improved with age. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Maybe the best of the Ovila series.

ONovoMexicano, Sep 20, 2014
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3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7 oz corked and caged bottle, tulip

A – Heavy, dark orange to slightly amber, some effervescent bubbles. About 2-3 inches of white foam head, moderate retention lasting a minute or so. About a cm of froth remains on top.

S – Intense peppery notes, some alcohol warmth on the initial sniff. Some bubble gum and orange peel. Sweetness comes in late.

T – Spicy, slightly fruity, some darker citrus tones. Mild earthy, herbal flavors in the background, suggesting a farm when the soil’s been freshly tilled.

M – Seems thin at first, but some effervescence on the swallow and a mild acidic bite comes through. Light residual sweetness.

O – There’s nothing particularly wrong here, just nothing that really stands out either. Enjoyable, but I won’t be able to tell you much about it six months from now.

infinitebruner, Oct 08, 2014
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Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.