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Ovila Abbey Saison | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
772 Ratings
Ovila Abbey SaisonOvila Abbey Saison
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
263
Ratings:
772
pDev:
11.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 772 |  Reviews: 263
Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.16/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KensWorld
2.55/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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 Something might have went wrong with this batch or its out of date.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

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Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twenteone
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of ajm5108
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of z_taylor
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bubseymour
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of Scarycarrie1
3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Meh. Not much sour and a little too sweet.

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Photo of postj4
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tlema1
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of Krey213
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of briley131
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thehooksman
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blurdo
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kell50
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heytomcat
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap. A very refreshing beer

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Photo of Harvest06
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _morandi_
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ovila Abbey Saison from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 772 ratings
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