Ovila Belgian Style Golden
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Ovila Belgian Style GoldenOvila Belgian Style Golden
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Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
Ranked #95
Ranked #18,174
3.87 | pDev: 10.59%
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
Very Good
Ovila Belgian Style GoldenOvila Belgian Style Golden
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2/16...pours thick hazy golden colored, completely opaque. Fizzy white foam mostly settles down. Orange citrus malt , floral, bright. Fruity citrus forward high carbonated taste. Orange rind and grapefruit bitter. Quite good, if not a touch fizzy.

Apr 16, 2017
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Brolo75 from California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a goblet

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a bright white creamy head, great retention of a creamy head, lots of carbonation, light lacing, very nice appearance.

A: Lots of fruity aromas like green apples, pears, peaches, touch of pepper, Belgian yeast, touch of lemon peel tartness, subtle white wine, very complex.

T: Light stone fruit notes up front, kick of peppery spice in the middle, finish has some lemon peel tartness, lemongrass, wet hay, hit of Belgian yeast as well, banana, spice, pepper, clove, drinks very easy.

M: Medium bodied with lots of carbonation, dry white wine like finish, smooth, creamy, very nice.

O: Very impressed with this beer, my only complaint is there is an off flavor, like a lemon tartness that I usually don't get in Belgian Strong Pale Ales. Not sure what year this was bottled, I'm guessing at least two years old, and it's held up well. Definitely going to pick up another bottle if I see it again.

Dec 04, 2017
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LouieBreschi from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Nov 30, 2014
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CaptDavyJones from New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Aug 10, 2012
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crobinso from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

May 09, 2013
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TallSaint from New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Jun 22, 2013
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raffy313 from Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Oct 22, 2012
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afsdan from Colorado

5/5  rDev +29.2%

Apr 22, 2014
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Bobheed from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Jan 02, 2013
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brotherloco from California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Jan 05, 2013
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TheBeerAlmanac from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Apr 29, 2013
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themind from New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This thing is way to carbonated! I tried nine different ways of pouring this into a glass and every time I ended up with a glass full of foam. When I removed the cage around the cork the freaking cork blasted off and bounced off my ceiling. This was sitting in my bar for a week so it's not like someone secretly grabbed it and shook it 1000 times before I decided to drink it. The taste is decent but I only got about one glass from the bomber due to the massive amount of foam.

Bottom Line: Foam blast nothing more!

May 20, 2013
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cvm4 from Mississippi

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours just like the name says, a clear golden in color with a huge billowing white head.

S - Yeast, sweet malts, spicey... About it.

T - Starts off sweet with a hint of pears. Then the yeast and sweet malts come out with hints of belgian funk.

M - Light, effervescent and highly carbonated.

O - I like this style. It's just a clean & crisp beer that would satisfy a lot of palettes.

Sep 02, 2012
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bdub32689 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Oct 30, 2012
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RWACKO from New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Jan 18, 2013
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DrBier from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 27, 2015
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TinFang from California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

Mar 03, 2013
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sansho from California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Jun 30, 2013
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DMc8ride from California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Mar 28, 2013
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CommonRider from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Aug 03, 2012
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nzerbe from New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Mar 03, 2013
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Hopswagger from South Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

P: A billowing 3 inch of white ricky head hovering over a sea of murky golden apricot. Retention is ridiculous and just seems to get creamier. Yeast specks sprinkle the creamy head while lacing bubbles around the edges.

S: Sweet stone fruits, citrus, big Belgian yeast nose, pils malt, sourdough and dried wheat. Spices and floral aroma are also present. The great yeast aroma is the heavy hitter here. Once agitated stale bubblegum comes out and the booze becomes more present.

T/M: Old leather, slightly smoked grains, clove, cinnamon, white pepper, stone fruits, spice rum soaked apricots and a hefty dose of dry yeast. Finish is super dry with lingering sourdough, bitter green bananas and kale. Vivacious carbonation in a medium body that dries out the palate upon entering.

O: A beautiful presentation of a delicious beer. Gotta love BSPA's. super dry, spicy and great fruit sweetness. I'm glad I was able to find this Ovila and I look forward to enjoying the quad soon. Cheers!

Jan 31, 2013
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roblund from California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Jan 02, 2013
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Nightrain87 from California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Mar 26, 2014
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stevoj from Idaho

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at PreFunk. Silky golden body, lots of fruity rstets, some wine like flavors, minor alcohol heat. Pretty solid Belgian ale.

Jan 09, 2016
Ovila Belgian Style Golden from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 218 ratings