Ovila White Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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85
very good
17 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux hold themselves to a higher standard. So when they challenged us to create a beer that transcends all others, our brewers blended Old World tradition with modern-day mastery to deliver the perfect expression of Belgian-Style witbier worthy of a goblet but comfortable in a pint.


Added by LambicPentameter on 01-29-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
17
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
6.8%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of mcrawford
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ledouge
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

3.87/5: The big spice notes, above average hopping, and subtle orange peel characteristics make this a winner

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Photo of heyabbott
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tlema1
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: hazy yellow color, with a thin head
S: spices and Belgian yeast
T: fruity and a little tart, slight banana, coriander and pepper
F: really coats the tongue,
O: I like this better than Allagash White

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Photo of hypnotoad1
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HattedClassic
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice white foamy head that dissipates fairly quickly. The beer itself is very attractive and gorgeous to look at with its hazy, bright lemon yellow. The smell is fantastic. It's a wonderful mix of a sweet wheat and a moderate orange rind that goes in and out. The yeast notes provide a nice banana smell that mixes well with the coriander and doesn't overpower the spice notes, which includes a light pepper. The taste is a bit more simple than the smell with strong wheat notes, banana from the yeast, an assortment of spices with a light pepper in the finish and a moderate coriander note, and very light orange citrus note in the finish as well. The beer has a light body and a refreshing crisp finish as it should. It does have a bit of weight to it but it sin't heavy but rather gives a nice texture to it with the tingling carbonation. Overall, this is one of the best witbiers I've had and the best American one that I have had. Definitely six pack worthy.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a chalice

A: Pours a pale hazy straw color with a white head, good amount of carbonation, slight lacing.

A: Spice, slight pepper, Belgian yeast notes like banana, hay, grassy, herbal note, also picking up a pilsner malt aroma on the backend, balanced aromas.

T: Lemon, spice, pepper, coriander notes, slight bitterness with banana and orange peel lingering in the aftertaste, finish dry, balanced and drinkable.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a dry,crisp finish.

O: A solid witbier, good amount of flavor, very drinkable, balanced aromas and flavors, glad I picked up a six-pack and not just the single.

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Photo of Satorn
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csnyder83
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emeyer
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luiz0930
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ovila White Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.97 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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