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:
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Added by Jason on 05-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
704
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
98
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Treyliff
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12.7oz corked & caged bottle. poured into a tulip. No bottle date but I believe it's from early 2014

A- pours a deep amber-orange color with a small creamy & fizzy white head that reduces to a thin film on top, no lacing left behind

S- plastic phenolic notes mix with a spicy yeast and peppercorn, juicy mandarine orange sweetness with notes of pear skin, bready malt and floral notes close it out

T- initially sweet up front with big juicy mandarine notes quickly following, spicy peppercorn and Belgian yeast kicks in mid-palate, adding some must and earthy flavors, sweet finish with some alcohol and more mandarin on the linger

M- medium-full body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel that continues into a warming finish

O- well rounded and very drinkable, the peppercorn and mandarine both play an important roll

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Photo of Volsdawg10
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joshmistake
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of do_ob
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on April 01, 2014; Sampled & reviewed on February 13, 2015. Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle into a pilsner (it's all I had available).

Pours an orange-gold, slightly translucent. About a finger width head that lasts quite a while. Smell of orange, tangarine, grapefruit, with a slight spice hint just as you pull away. The taste of oranges and pepper is prominent but not at all overpowering. Aftertaste is a bit tart but not at all bitter. More sweet, really. Very smooth drinking from start to finish. I have a few more that I may age a little more and re-review later on to see how this one does in the long run.

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Photo of derekgw123
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sheenisgod
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harvest06
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oakenator
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ghirsh
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmac093
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Restalver
4.41/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Agentveba
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of stwok21
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.77 out of 5 based on 704 ratings.
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