Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Ovila Abbey Saison | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Ovila Abbey SaisonOvila Abbey Saison
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:
69
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 772 |  Reviews: 263
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

39 characters

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

Photo of TimWakimika
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrJolly
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Dan269605
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of amattocks2
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ThePopper
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of travolta
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Appearance: A robust, cloud-like head, with nice retention and awesome lacing. Ever slightly hazy straw/apricot in color.

Nose: Lemon, tangerine, apricot, and pear. Honey and spices.

Taste: Bitter lemon and bread. Yeasty with nice carbonation.

 251 characters

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/26/2011. Pours slightly hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, tangerine, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of lemon, tangerine, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, apricot, pear, apple, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice saison. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

 1,515 characters

Photo of hozersr
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of MaximumYuks
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of caljzy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Rlhinson2104
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of bilhelm
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of hansenm72
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of polopaul20
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Intelbeerlord
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of callit
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of REY_CORTEZ
3/5  rDev -21.9%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.