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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

461 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 461
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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The beer pours very little head but what head does come out is white and creamy. The beer itself is a clear dark orange color with shades of brown. The smell has a strong sweet mandarin orange smell with bits of peppercorn but not much else. The taste is very similar to the smell with strong sweet orange notes with peppercorn and Belgian sugar. The mouthfeel is smooth with biting carbonation. Overall, a decent beer and make but could be better.

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Very mild smell. A bit earthy with some Belgian yeast thrown in.

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Crystal clear, burnt orange pour in to tulip.

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Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.