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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

473 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 15
Gots: 31 | 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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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold to amber color. Good head initially, but it settles to rim bubbles. 10% lace on the glass.

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

I'd put this in the Belgian pale ale category. I do not taste any orange, although there's some pepper that shows up in the swallow. Lingering aftertaste of dry, bittering hop. Full bodied with a lighter than average carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2014 19:06:37 | More by smcolw
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-07-2014 13:43:17 | More by xJMFCx
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-07-2014 02:24:52 | More by jakea
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-07-2014 01:34:07 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-06-2014 07:08:44 | More by MarkyMOD
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-04-2014 02:28:14 | More by PaulsBrew
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mac31

California

4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz Bottle to tulip.

Crystal clear, burnt orange pour in to tulip.

Nose of a typical saison. Straw, some slightly sweet grain, citrus-more toward orange.

I poured this beer on the ever-so-slightly chilled side. Initial sips were pleasant citrus and straw. Very dry with only trace sweetness in its "chilled" phase. The beer became more juicy as it warmed, still on the dry side though. I enjoyed this beer the most as it reached room temperature. The straw and citrus flavors are followed by yeasty, clove esters. The black pepper(corn) is subtly intertwined in those esters. The finish is slightly grainy. After drinking about a third of the beer I noticed the black pepper lingers on the tongue. Along with the pepper, the flavor of orange zest/oil minutely prickles along the palate, it reminds of the flavor you get when you first bite in to an orange in order to peel it. I think those two nuances take this beer to another level. A great beer that I will have again.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 06:07:56 | More by mac31
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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

06-01-2014 11:56:51 | More by seanchai
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-01-2014 04:26:30 | More by alex_hart
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midlifec

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-31-2014 21:36:32 | More by midlifec
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-31-2014 02:01:05 | More by tkdchampxi
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timothybarney

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-31-2014 00:59:30 | More by timothybarney
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MenardMa

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-31-2014 00:14:51 | More by MenardMa
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Birmz

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-29-2014 19:25:13 | More by Birmz
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

05-29-2014 18:23:41 | More by PopnLoads
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5%

05-29-2014 17:02:47 | More by CDCNAM
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-28-2014 23:53:09 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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Johnny_Duck

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-28-2014 11:27:08 | More by Johnny_Duck
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-27-2014 14:09:08 | More by JMUbrewz
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bikesnbeerFtc

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-26-2014 23:05:47 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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Bluerabbitbell

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-26-2014 21:24:45 | More by Bluerabbitbell
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domnalbrecc

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

05-25-2014 03:11:23 | More by domnalbrecc
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-25-2014 01:26:16 | More by djrn2
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BCraig

Nebraska

3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12.7 oz corked bottle into a Weizen glass.

A - Pours a golden red hay color, somewhat clear for a Saison. Thick creamy slight off-white head dissipates moderately fast to thin lacing.

S - Aromas of clove, banana, and mild citrus. I strained for the peppercorn spice aroma, but decided it was preconceived and not present.

T - Light toffee malt flavor dominates with warm alcohol on the back of the tongue. I detected a bitter orange, but not as much as expected.

M - medium bodied with a slight astringency.

O - Drinkable and interesting take on the style; I wished there was more of the core Saison hay/earthy notes to it, but it is a balanced beer and pours beautifully.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 02:23:03 | More by BCraig
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-24-2014 02:08:30 | More by tobelerone
Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.