Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.36/5 rDev +14.4%
A) Dark orange to copper in color. When it was poured a thin white head formed and didn't linger for long. A perlage slowly and constantly flows from the bottom to the surface of the beer.
S) Slight Hops hit your nose than you get the sweetness and citrus aromas form the mandarin oranges. The peppercorns leave a buttery almost oaked smell to the beer as well.
T) The beer is extremely complex. There is an acidic quality to the flavor that gives way quickly to the sweetness of the orange. Then the peppercorns come in leaving you with a little heat and an almost woody finish. The peppercorns linger in the finish of the beer on the tip of your tongue. As well as a nice hopped under note.
MF) Smooth creamy and velvety, a nice amount of carbonation is present. The peppercorns dance around on the tip of your tongue. It leaves with a nice clean finish.
08-05-2013 16:30:43 | More by ChristopherTenore
4.33/5 rDev +13.6%
Deep orange, transparent ale with lots of visible bubbles. Sudsy, off white with good retention and some lacing.
Nice aroma of lemon, orange, herbs, wheat and straw. Hint of yeast and mild pepper in the mix as well.
Smooth biscuit, wheat-like, buttery malt character underneath a spicy herbal hop. Sweet and slightly tart oranges hit the tongue. White pepper and cloves. Mild yeast qualities round out the flavor. Extremely well balanced.
Medium bodied. Smooth fell with a sharp carbonation. Crisp finish.
Great saison. Love the flavors that were added. Highly complex, yet well balanced.
03-21-2014 23:14:04 | More by bnes09
Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.