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Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison - New Clairvaux Petit Syrah Barrel
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Ovila saison, aged 6 months in Petit Syrah barrels.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Draft at FoBAB 9. Pours a very attractive orange-gold with a fluffy white head. The nose presents very wood forward, some spicy black pepper and currant as well as white pepper. Really lovely nose, slight tartness to it. On tasting, it is quite dry. Plenty of tannins to help with that and a significant fruitiness and a quenching tart note that is really great. Really refreshing and tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a hazy golden amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of straw, fruittiness, oak and pepper. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, fruittiness, pepper and light vinous notes with a crisp dry lingering fruity finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
draft... this sounded outstanding, but didn’t live up to a yummy description... I get only a bit of the wine barrel, mostly just Ovila muted, off carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Tap at the Bistro -Bal Aged Fest. Cloudy copper color with a lasting one finger off-white head. The aroma had Belgian yeast, light fruit, and pale malt. The flavor has pale malt, belgian yeast, spice, and red wine. Good if not too interesting. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Pretty good but not a standout.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drdisque (521) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2011
FOBAB 2011. Fairly sour. Interesting somewhat fruity flavor. Light mouthfeel. One of the more interesting things I sampled at FOBAB.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Hazy lightly pinkish golden with a creamy white head. Caramel vanilla and red wine aroma and taste with a nice sparkling palate and a crisp floral citrus finish. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
sample at GABF on 9/20/11. cloudy white pour with a small white head. spicy nose with light oak. medium body with banana, pepper, citrus and clove. sweet finish with light oak notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5132) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Possibly my favorite beer of the festival, and it comes from a tiny little brewery called...Sierra Nevada? Geez, I suck at being cool at festivals...At any rate, this was light and delicate, with a smooth and subtle mix of winey, saison spice and funk. Lightly sour, as well. Excellent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9904) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
An amber saison with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice sweet malt with light nail polish and orange peels. In mouth, a smoot sweet malt with cloves, oily mouthfeel, curacao, a bit light, not bad. On tap at Belgian Beer Fest, Sept 10, 2011.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Tap @ Belgian Beer Fest 2011. Nose is clay, white wine acidity, earthy & a bit sweet. Flavor follows with some lemon character & wood. Eh.


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