skoisirius (1570) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap a few days ago at the brewery. Nice and appley sweet, a tasty after dinner treat.
AirForceHops (2948) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle from The Beer Store, Nashua, NH. Pours a light golden color with a huge white head that lasts. Nose is fruity Belgian yeast and white grape skins. The flavor is yeast dominate. Banana, pears, dried apples, hay and spicy bread notes. Medium to full bodied with active carbonation. Nicely made.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at the brewpub in Chico. Smells of summer fruit. Tastes of apples and pears. No real hop to speak of. Solid brew.
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bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a tall white head. Aroma of yeast, pear, pepper, and minerals. Flavor of pear, yeast, apple skin, golden raisins, honey, and pepper with a moderately dry finish.
joeneugs (3107) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. It pours a golden color with a large white head. The aroma is fruity with tangerine, pear, grape and apples with a good peppery yeast spiciness and background floral, noble hops. The flavor is the same. Lots of fruity grape, apple and pear with a complex, fresh spicy yeast profile. Floral hops round out the balanced palate. Very nice Belgian style ale.
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
27th April 2013
Hazy gold beer with a large white head. Palate is airy and crisp and semi dry. Strong minerals. Sweet malt. Sugary sweet floral flavours, dry. Seltzer minerals. Sweet dried fruits and peppery spice. Semi dry finish. Lots going on here but it’s all a bit dry.
daleharshman (882) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle purchased ten months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($9.89). Pours a cloudy honey-amber hue with great big long-lasting frothy white head. Appropriate that they put on the paper over the cork/cage stating the contents are under pressure...beer had actually pressure-leaked through the cork some time ago, leaving a sticky caramel-y residue on the top of the bottle. Still, there was plenty of carbonation in the pour. AROMA of white wine, musty Belgian yeast, tart apple, honey malts, and some spice. FLAVOR of mild honey, tart apple, juicy pear, musty yeast bready malts, and some dry spice. The flavor starts somewhat tart but finishes with some sweetness. Dry finish. Well hidden 8.5%. Still getting used to SN making Belgians but this one is certainly a winner...very quaffable but with a certain degree of complexity. (152, 817)
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Davey. Very lively pour, requiring stages and patience. Aroma is quite yeasty, with definite citrus notes. the palate builds on sweet malts that had a candy-corn quality for me that I wasn’t crazy about. The yeast was nice, adding interesting spicy esters. Overall just okay.
maltman53 (270) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ovila is another example of an overall comment I have of the entire Sierra Nevada portfolio of beers: Technically clean, but lacks depth of flavor. Sierra is the sixth largest brewery in the U.S. and its mass production level prevents it from delivering exceptional beers in any category. We owe Sierra a thanks for pioneering the craft beer business, but unfortunately, its beers have become more macro than micro.
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured with a half finger of head on a fairly clear, golden colored body.
The aroma is wonderful. Lots of grain and a little bright apple and pear.
The taste is a crisp fruity (apple and pear again) with a touch of lemon bitterness. Nicely balanced and light.
The texture is fizzy with a crisp body.