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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

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 05-06-2013

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Poured from a 12.7 oz corked bottle into a Weizen glass.

A - Pours a golden red hay color, somewhat clear for a Saison. Thick creamy slight off-white head dissipates moderately fast to thin lacing.

S - Aromas of clove, banana, and mild citrus. I strained for the peppercorn spice aroma, but decided it was preconceived and not present.

T - Light toffee malt flavor dominates with warm alcohol on the back of the tongue. I detected a bitter orange, but not as much as expected.

M - medium bodied with a slight astringency.

O - Drinkable and interesting take on the style; I wished there was more of the core Saison hay/earthy notes to it, but it is a balanced beer and pours beautifully.

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Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk Asheville. Served in a tall footed glass.

A- Pours a medium golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and minimal surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick solid ring behind.

S- Rich, crisp saison yeast aroma bursts from the glass and is just about perfect. Notes of banana and bubble gum.

T- Flavor is a bit more standard with a large wheat malt presence and I'm not detecting much mandarin or peppercorn. The alcohol is very well-hidden though and there's a sweetness that's quite nice.

M- Milky in texture with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Very good but I'm not finding the listed adjuncts in the flavor or aroma. Either way, it's a well-made saison that I would recommend to anyone.

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Ovila Abbey Saison - Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorns from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 703 ratings
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