Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & PeppercornsOvila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 05-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
703
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
98
For Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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4.96/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.76/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Presentation: It was poured from a very cool corked 12.7 oz bottle. The label has a brief description and lists the abv at 7.5% abv.

Appearance: The body has a nice amber color with a very slight haze. Carbonation is also lively and helps support the head. It’s head is creamy, off white in color and long lasting. Lacing coats the glass and slowly slides down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is full and inviting. It’s has nice fruity and yeasty notes. I get notes of clove, banana and fresh bread.

Taste / Palate: It’s flavor starts with light malt sweetness blended with fruity and bready yeast. I also pick up some light sweet orange notes. This quickly turns dryer as some dry yeasty spice notes and notes from the peppercorns move across the tongue. The finish adds a light touch of floral spice and mild bitterness. The palate feels smooth and creamy and it’s 7.5% abv is well hidden in its flavor profile.

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Can in corked bottle, poured a two finger head in a tulip at room temp. First bottle had a sour spicy aroma and flavor, but I have to add that the second bottle was very green apple tang. Great body thickness felt awesome to pull . Good carbonation the ought mouth. Color of Apple juice . Magical in the words of a friend. I would buy again

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a really nice beer. It goes down really easy an interesting flavor profile.

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4.7/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very good flavor is inherent in the first sip, aftertaste is incredibly complex. Notes of tobacco are very prominent in this brew. The taste is indescribable, however, the orange stands out while contrasted with the sharp feel of peppercorns.

Top-notch. Feel in the mouth is smooth like velvet, carbonation shines.

Highly recommended, buy on sight.

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4.68/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful beer. Would like to taste a different yeast character perhaps to ace this one.

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4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out amber maybe copper. Smell oranges and some type of spices. Light to medium body. Taste lemon, pepper,and oranges. The finish is my favorite part about this saison. My very first saison hope to try many more. Cheers!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.77 out of 5 based on 703 ratings.
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