Ovila Abbey Saison | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Ovila Abbey SaisonOvila Abbey Saison
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Ovila Abbey SaisonOvila Abbey Saison

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 772 |  Reviews: 263
Photo of racer2k
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 22oz. bottle into one of my Belgian beer tulip glasses

A - Beer pours a hazy golden color with lots of carbonation and
a 2 finger ivory colored head which dissipates pretty quickly

S - Biscuit, citrus, yeast and spices are present. Very clean textured aroma. There is a distinct hint of lemon in this beer.

T - Fresh baked bread, moderate malt, fruity flavors including pears and apples and some clove spices are all present. This is a very balanced beer with a clean dry finish. The taste profile becomes even more appealing as the beer warms.

M - Lots of fizz and carbonation but not overwhelming.

O - Great beer and a great cause. Very drinkable solid version of the style. Not quite as complex and funky as some Saison offerings.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Photo of HalfFull
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml. bottle into a wine glass, this beer opens with a boisterous pop yet does not overflow the bottle. Shows a clear and deep golden with an inch of white foam, offering solid retention and light lacing.

Aromas of yeast and lemony saaz hops, pleasant bits of spice are well evident. Pleasant nose is refreshing and rather addictive, with a great malt/yeast balance and a lack of apparent sweetness.

Bits of orange and coriander on the tongue. Nicely effervescent yet without the sweetness often encountered. A well disguised 7 percent brew. Finish might be construed as a bit brief but given the lightness on the taste this doesn't deter for me.

Bottom line: Sason Dupont is cheaper and more refined yet this is a solid offering.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid saison across the board. A touch of barnyard, but not too much. Indistinct notes of apple and orchard fruit, with some bright, white wine notes toward the finish. Firm malt backbone with lively carbonation. Barest bit of pepper at the finish.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Ovila Abbey Saison from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 71.5% out of 100 with 772 ratings
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