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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

498 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 15
Gots: 35 | 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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%

A: Pours a clear dark golden orangish yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass quickly and a light amount of amber highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy beige head that very slowly reduces to a half finger thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of lightly toasted malts as well as lighter aromas of grainy malts. There are moderate aromas of citrus/mandarin orange rind and spicy yeast/black peppercorns. There are light notes of banana.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy and toasted malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/mandarin orange and citrus/mandarin orange rind. There is a light to moderate amount of spiciness from the yeast as well as the black peppercorns. Mild amounts of bitterness in the finish, mostly from the spices, which does not linger for long.

M: Medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Very lightly stick with touches of dryness in the finish.

O: Another nice offering in the Ovila series from Sierra Nevada - I like the addition of the mandarin oranges and black peppercorns to the saison, makes enough new complexity and flavors/aromas to keep me interested. Alcohol is well hidden and this one is refreshing + easy to drink.

07-01-2014 23:25:43 | More by dbrauneis
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chickenflea

Florida

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%

Pour out of 12.7oz corked bottle. Pour is clear orange with thin white head, aroma has notes of biscuit, bready malts, touch of white grape, and pear notes, touch of caramel. Taste is a nice mix of sweet white fruits with unripe banana, red apple and pear, mixing into bready sourdough and yeast. Mid-taste is earthy and slightly bitter. Lingering sweetness continues however. Finish is very long, with flavors unfolding slowly. Could be drier, but this is not a terrible thing given all the positive things about this beer. Texture starts out lively, but soon settles into chewy. It's a very nice beer, but more of a sipping beer than I would prefer in this style. Good job, Sierra. Keep these interesting offerings coming.

06-30-2014 23:50:57 | More by chickenflea
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Srkolodn

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-30-2014 23:36:04 | More by Srkolodn
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Phished880

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-30-2014 01:23:57 | More by Phished880
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Spiral517

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-30-2014 00:21:19 | More by Spiral517
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perry6_8

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

06-28-2014 12:47:37 | More by perry6_8
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Joshpu

California

4/5  rDev +5%

06-28-2014 05:03:48 | More by Joshpu
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brewnerd83


4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-27-2014 23:10:49 | More by brewnerd83
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trebbates

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

06-26-2014 22:50:18 | More by trebbates
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ThaJokerWild

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

06-26-2014 16:14:45 | More by ThaJokerWild
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-25-2014 01:14:22 | More by JAHMUR
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jason_nwx

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-23-2014 04:25:39 | More by jason_nwx
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Sinfull

Ukraine

4/5  rDev +5%

06-22-2014 16:58:50 | More by Sinfull
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-18-2014 03:34:01 | More by Smarty_Pints
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

06-17-2014 20:15:33 | More by marmstrong1212
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UncleEmu

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +5%

06-16-2014 19:06:06 | More by UncleEmu
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m0unds

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +5%

06-15-2014 02:04:14 | More by m0unds
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

06-14-2014 12:21:52 | More by Kubrickx
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houseofhale

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

06-13-2014 21:14:09 | More by houseofhale
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DrunkenMonk

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-13-2014 04:03:00 | More by DrunkenMonk
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5%

06-12-2014 23:29:07 | More by Mikecap
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Gus_13

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-10-2014 19:02:10 | More by Gus_13
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-09-2014 17:26:10 | More by EgadBananas
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

06-08-2014 00:56:05 | More by HattedClassic
Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.