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Ovila Abbey Saison | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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)

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 772 |  Reviews: 263
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Rather cloudy pale amber-yellow in color. Forms a modest white head that does seem to stick around fairly well. No lacing.

S: Bright and slightly acidic with notes of lemon, black pepper, spice and a bit of yeast.

T: Rather mild and unassuming. Starts off with very mild, slightly fruity, pale malts before turning herbal and peppery. Then a hint of lemon and a light bit of yeast with lots of pepper on the finish.

M: On the lighter side with heavier carbonation, a spry mouthfeel and virtually no bitterness.

O: An acceptable, approachable, Saison: I've had better and I've had worse.

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3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle on sale for $5.99. Seemed very low priced compared to what I have seen it priced at elsewhere. Poured into a tulip glass. Huge pop of the cork. Nice bright yellow-orange color. Tons of carbonation forms a thick white head with a careful pour. Peppery, zesty, and yeasty on the nose. Fruity, spicy, and sweet on the palate. A great combination. The abv is well hidden; very smooth to drink. I was at the same store tonight and the few cases they had on discount are long gone. Damn, I should have picked up a few more bottles at that price.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 750 ml bottle from Total Wine in mid-April for $8.99.

Beer poured light orange with a nice healthy head on the initial pour.

Nose is slight funk, grassy, lemony.

Taste is very much like the nose, with a very light pepper finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall this is a pretty good brew, pretty close to the style. It just lacks the nice peppery finish to be a classic.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: Hazy, burnt orange with an off white, one finger head that lingers. Good lacing.

S: Belgian yeast, oranges, coriander.

T: Citrus, light, oranges/lemons, coriander, Belgian funk. A peppery finish.

M: Medium with lots of carbonation.

O: A decent saison. I like the Ovila dubbel and quad better, but this was worth a try.

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