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:
136
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
98
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 703 |  Reviews: 136
Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CM31
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OsoRojo
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitch
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A 12.7 fl oz corked and caged bottle packaged on 5th February 2015 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a clear orangey copper colour with a one finger white head that slowly dissipates resulting in a thin soapy layer and stringy lacing.

Aroma: Orange and honey aromas, some Belgian yeasty notes and ginger.

Taste: Sweeter than I expected but not too sweet which is good. I get citrus orange and lemon upfront followed by honey and caramel. There is some spice in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, dryness.

Overall: Of the SN Ovila series that I’ve tried before (the other two being the Tripel and Quad w/ plums), this was the best one. Its unlike the other saisons that I’ve tried, but still a solid beer.

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Photo of jheimiller
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatorlove
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A little on the sweeter side for a saison but theven peppercorn and oranges really pop to create a tasty brew.

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

Photo of scuttlebutt21
4.51/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BoozyBear
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Great saison. Light, but packed with flavor.

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

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.02/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

375ml bottle served in a wide mouth taster at cellar temps. Bottled on date is 02/2015.

Appearance: dark golden yellow with no head but some bubbles poking through the liquid. Poured very light body.

Nose: oranges, bready and with some yeast character. Kinda flat nose.

Taste: The beer is almost flat, very little carbonation if any at all. Oranges, spicy phenols from the yeast, bready and malty sweetness but very restrained.

This beer just needs some carbonation to be really refreshing and delicious. It just kinda sits on your palate without the bubbles. I'll try cooling the other bottle I have to see if it makes it better.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HippieDave56
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Look - Murky orange body with thin white head

Smell - orange, honey, ginger, coriander

Taste - comes in a bit better than the smell - oranges upfront, ginger, coriander and honey to round things out

mouthfeel - medium plus body, high carbonation, citrus upfront from the orange, spices come thru after that, dry finish

Overall - very enjoyable Saison that I found to be refreshing yet full of flavor. I would re-visit this in a heartbeat. Recommended

Price Point - $3.50/ 12.7 oz corked and caged bottle

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Photo of tlema1
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of zp6167a
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dental
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zetcha7x
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells of oranges and bubblegum yeast. Taste is similar but fades to the peppercorn finish.

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

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