New Clairvaux Petite Sirah Barrel-Aged Ovila Saison | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ovila Abbey Saison aged for 8 months in Petite Sirah red wine barrels produced at the Trappist winery of the Abbey of New Clairvaux.

Added by Jason on 08-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
8.68%
 
 
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2
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1
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by Bubbles:
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a golden-amber with a thin white head, fading down to a collar. The nose has some red-wine character along with straw and mild earthiness. Touch of pepper. Flavor has some wine along with underlying light malt and faint earthiness. Bit of spice. Light-medium body with good carbonation. Better than the base beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of illidurit
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at burger. in Santa Cruz. Pours an unclear pumpkin orange with a lasting off-white head. Dried apricot and apple in the nose with some perfumey alcohol. Nondescript yeasty flavor; a little malty, a little bitter, a little winey. Not really identifiable as a saison, much closer to a tripel. Flabby and sorta sweet. SN can do better, I hope.

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

New Clairvaux Petite Sirah Barrel-Aged Ovila Saison from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.34 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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