Ovila Abbey Saison
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Ovila Abbey SaisonOvila Abbey Saison
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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
7%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 11.2%
Ratings:
772
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 11, 2016
Added:
Mar 15, 2011
Wants:
  28
Gots:
  69
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: None
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3.93 by crow from Illinois on Jun 11, 2016
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3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Keepnitrl from Washington

7.5% ABV 12.7 oz cork top

Apr 21, 2016
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3.02/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by JackRWatkins from Georgia

A: prominent smooth 3 finger head, clear orange in color, I prefer my beer hazier than this
S: grassy and dry, subtle bitterness
T: prominent malt and yeast, grassy and piney bitterness, very dry and crisp, a touch of bitter orange rind, the sweetness of the malt gives way to a mentholated and herbal note almost basilesque.
A somewhat hop forward saison that is also a tad boozy
M: dry but also oddly syrup, could be having it closer to room temp
O: This is a grassy and dry, hop forward saison, it is not incredible, but it does have it's own identity, which should be seen as a point of pride for this collaboration, worthy of a try if the price is right

Apr 10, 2016
 
4 by life_of_agony from Australia on Jan 24, 2016
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3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Massive white head, yellow slightly hazy. Aroma was arid and dry, a little bit of lemon going on, not the pungent belgian yeast.

Bready, dry, clean mouthfeel and taste. Really American. Spice rack kept in check.

Enjoyed this on a summer day around the pool. Not rare, barreled, uber hoppy or sour, won't make waves.

Jan 06, 2016
 
3.81 by Rootscipio from Texas on Jan 06, 2016
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3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the over-age bottle, it pours a nice amber with a small head - possibly due to age. Some fruit on the nose. A bit of malt, along with lemon (?) on the tongue. Despite its age, it is enjoyable.

Oct 26, 2015
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3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Invinciblejets from South Carolina

seems more like tripel imo

Oct 11, 2015
 
3.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Oct 04, 2015
 
3.54 by bnes09 from Illinois on Sep 23, 2015
 
3.16 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Sep 07, 2015
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2.55/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by KensWorld from Florida

Way too malty and sweet. Way off balance. Almost no head. I remember having this a few years back and it was good. Something might have went wrong with this batch or its out of date. Bottle has a 2/9/2015 bottle date. Did not like at all, way too malty and butterscotch sweet 2.50

Aug 21, 2015
 
4.35 by FaradayUncaged from Michigan on Aug 12, 2015
 
4.1 by twenteone from Pennsylvania on Aug 10, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pat61 from Minnesota

From notes. This pours a light clear golden color with a nice fluffy head. The Ovila is less hazy than some saisons. The head dissipates quickly and does not leave a lot of lacing. The aroma includes spiciness from the yeast and hops and a little malt. The malt sweetness also comes through initially in the flavor but it diminishes during the dry finish. I think Sierra Nevada does a real fine job with the carbonation and mouthfeel. It is medium bodied and refreshing. It is very clean tasting and it lacks some of the uniqueness (both good and bad) found in other saisons.

Aug 04, 2015
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3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by GOBLIN from Ohio

I found it hard to consider this a saison . . . I dunno, maybe it's just me. Overall a tasty beer and I liked it.

Jul 11, 2015
 
3.75 by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania on Jul 08, 2015
 
 
4.11 by ClavisAurea from New York on Jul 02, 2015
 
4 by SlainteAlbanyNY from New York on Jun 29, 2015
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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by bubseymour from Maryland

Kinda hoppy finish and noticeable peppercorn flavor. A decent saison but not quite in my wheelhouse.

Jun 27, 2015
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3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Scarycarrie1 from Ohio

Meh. Not much sour and a little too sweet.

Jun 20, 2015
 
3.99 by postj4 on Jun 13, 2015
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3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by TonyLema1 from South Carolina

I get the Orange in the nose and on the finish, a very enjoyable brew

Jun 07, 2015
 
4.06 by Krey213 from District of Columbia on Jun 03, 2015
 
4.13 by briley131 from Texas on May 25, 2015
 
3.58 by thehooksman from North Carolina on May 20, 2015
 
3.5 by thedifferencemaker from Ohio on May 19, 2015
 
3.81 by blurdo from Georgia on May 14, 2015
 
3.8 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Apr 13, 2015
 
3.84 by kell50 from North Carolina on Apr 10, 2015
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4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by heytomcat from Minnesota

Had this on tap. A very refreshing beer

Mar 20, 2015
 
3.75 by Harvest06 from Oregon on Feb 18, 2015
 
3.92 by _morandi_ from California on Jan 14, 2015
 
3.78 by WastingFreetime from Wisconsin on Jan 02, 2015
 
4.03 by TimWakimika from Canada (QC) on Jan 01, 2015
 
4.25 by MrJolly from Arizona on Dec 13, 2014
 
3.75 by Dan269605 from Connecticut on Dec 07, 2014
 
3.92 by amattocks2 from Indiana on Nov 25, 2014
 
4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Nov 23, 2014
Ovila Abbey Saison from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 772 ratings