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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

459 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 13
Gots: 29 | 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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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

375ml bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours an essentially clear, amberesque body with a two-finger-high cap of near white foam.

Smell: Lightly toasted bread, toasted grains with a layer of sweet-scented candied glaze. Faint flash of sourishness. Banana, aromatic orange, coriander, pepper.

Taste: Sweet caramel, toffee in the foreground atop the malted wheat. A little, light banana. Candied orange (a bit tangy) dusted with a little pepper, a little coriander. Some stern florals ahead of a stronger, bitterish orange oil presence. Still remains rather candyish, sweetish on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation, fighting back some stickiness.

Overall: Don't get me wrong, I am still on-board for this whole Ovila deal, but I WAAAY preferred the no-thrills Ovila Saison over this new, "now with more stuff!" version.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 15:50:29 | More by ChainGangGuy
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aquazr1

California

3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

A - Pours a reddish brown with a short, one finger head.

S - I get a lot of earthiness, not something that I've come across before.

T - The peppercorns are at the forefront, with some notes of something similar to straw. I don't get a lot of the mandarin orange.

M - A medium bodied beer that is relatively easy to drink.

I like the beer, just not in love with it. You would never know the ABV is above 7%. May have to give it another shot at a later time.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 02:00:58 | More by aquazr1
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user785335

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-12-2013 13:51:50 | More by user785335
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kattmunkel

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-12-2013 03:02:02 | More by kattmunkel
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arizcards

Arizona

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a couple of singles from Total Wine in mid-August for $3.49 each.

Beer poured a dark orange with a little white head.

Nose is funk with a whole lotta lemon.

Taste is lemon, orange, peppery.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and not overly smooth or lively.

Overall this is a tasty brew but it lacks the Saison qualities associates with the traditional European offerings.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 21:43:29 | More by arizcards
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kell50

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-09-2013 03:22:08 | More by kell50
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mpenning13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-09-2013 03:12:42 | More by mpenning13
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-07-2013 02:09:09 | More by AdamP
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-05-2013 21:01:47 | More by JakeDebus
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Drink_LocalSD

California

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-05-2013 17:50:05 | More by Drink_LocalSD
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lehueve

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-04-2013 23:57:47 | More by lehueve
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Spider889

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

11-03-2013 23:23:35 | More by Spider889
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DIM

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a: Clear, semi dark golden color; pours with a small, short lived head.

s: Maybe its the gentle carbonation, but I couldn't pull much out of this. Some orange and some Belgian yeast character in the form fruity esters (pear and grape). Maybe some grassy hops?

t: Orange dominant; and while it is a pleasant flavor, sweet and juicy, it kind of clashes with the saison elements. On the sweet side overall, almost candy like. The finish is a bit boozy with plum and pear estery flavors and a hint of barnyard yeast. I did not taste the peppercorns.

m: Heavy and under carbonated, not very saison like.

o: My least favorite SN offering so far, everything else has been top notch. Too much O.J. not enough saison. Tasted blind, I would have probably called this a dubbel. I need to try more of these Ovila offerings. Hope I like the rest more than this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 22:41:36 | More by DIM
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-29-2013 01:48:54 | More by DelicateDelirium
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-28-2013 01:29:04 | More by iL0VEbeer
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Max's (from notes)

A: Hazy copper with ok lacing.

S: Light. Sweet with funk and yeast.

T: Ugh. Lots of yeasty funk that is quite heavy with a weird aftertaste. I get no mandarins. Kind of rye with a roast.

M: Foamy with lots of smooth bubbles.

O: Quite a heavy and thick saison.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2013 20:12:40 | More by gillagorilla
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WaterCzar

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-27-2013 19:13:57 | More by WaterCzar
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-27-2013 18:03:22 | More by bmur112
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-27-2013 03:24:12 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-24-2013 03:33:04 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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jburd19

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-22-2013 21:46:06 | More by jburd19
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Vimarsh

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-21-2013 22:18:10 | More by Vimarsh
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-19-2013 22:25:29 | More by GreyGhost4
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Beer_lover89

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-19-2013 03:32:32 | More by Beer_lover89
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-18-2013 15:11:26 | More by zeledonia
Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.