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

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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 15
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 05-06-2013

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip

A - Dark hazy burnt orange in color with 1.5 finger white head. I expect a bigger head on a Saison.

S - Sweet and spicy. Citrus, orange, bready yeast, straw, and white pepper. Enjoyable scent for a Saison.

T - A light orange, citrus that seems watery. Some yeast, straw, and cracker with light pepper spice. Easy to drink on a hot summers day. Not too complex even though it mentions how complex it is.

M - Light body, wet, crisp, refreshing with ow carbonation, medium bodied. Bit of spice lingers afterwards.

O - Easy drinking Saison with nice orange flavor and hints of spice. Enjoyable, but there are better Saisons available. Just seems to be missing something to bring me to want to buy it again.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle served in a pint glass
Hazy orange gold color that starts off with a one finger tall white head that settles to a fine layer of bubbles. The smell is of Belgian yeast esters, pale malts and wheat, oranges, lemon and a touch of pepper. The oranges are very evident in the taste along with the Belgian yeast flavors. The malt provides balance and bitterness from hops and pepper are evident in the there as well. The finish is a bit sweet, not nearly dry enough for a classic saison but it's not bad. The aftertaste is quite nice as the orange flavor lingers for a while, otherwise the finish is clean if a little sweet as mentioned earlier. I think I would like to have a bit more lively carbonation in a beer of this style as well. An interesting idea by SN ends up producing a good but not great beer. It's off the mark when it comes to matching the style but still has enough going for it that it is worth a try.

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375ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a rather dark honey color with a short lived, fizzy, off white head that quickly faded into a faint collar.
S: Sweet scents of mandarin oranges dominate alongside notes of Belgian yeast and herbal, peppery, hops and spices.
T: Mandarin is very easy to pick out but not as potent as the nose. I get notes of grainy malt, peppercorn, herbal hops, and earthy yeast. Peppercorn shins in the finish and more citrus comes through in the aftertaste. Mild bitterness, lingering bready yeast flavor.
M: Heavy mouthfeel, this beer could use some drying out. Frothy foamy carbonation, medium-full body.
O: Great mandarin twist and the peppercorn add another layer of spice to the yeast. This was a bit think, heavy and frothy for me to absolutely love, but I would definitely drink this again.

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Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.