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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
This abbey ale is a collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the monks, at the Abbey of New Clairvaux. Belgian inspired golden ales are noted for their devilish personalities, but there is nothing mischievous about this complex ale. It is brilliant golden and layered with notes of summery apple and pear and pepperv spice from the use of a traditional Belgian yeast strain. A portion of proceeds from this ale goes toward the restoration of the historic Santa Maria de Ovila chapter house on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux. This medieval building stood for nearly eight centuries in Spain. William Randolph Hearst purchased the monastery 1931 and planned use the stones for a castle even grander than his famous San Simeon. Although Hearst’s, plans crumbled. these historic stones will rise again in a California Cistercian abbey.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2012
750ml bottle, purchased at GCM, Gilbert, AZ. Pour is clear and golden, with nice white head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is fruity/spicy and malty, with Belgian yeast. Taste is bitter, with some malt and spices. Finish is refreshing and yeasty, with some bitterness at the end. I have not been a big fan of the three previous Ovila offerings, but this time, they hit it out of the park. Nice job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (502) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle (12.7oz $3.75): Nice golden color. Slightly cloudy. 2 finger white head. Belgian aroma and tast. Fairly light bodied. Quite good, but maybe a little too pricey when compared to ones I like better or the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, highly alcoholic, with a nice hop bite to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3614) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2016
On tap at PreFunk. Silky golden body, lots of fruity rstets, some wine like flavors, minor alcohol heat. Pretty solid Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Draft. hazed golden pour. This one is a bit tart, hint of tart orange, some spices too, nice body, some breadiness, pretty decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kingaugusta (181) - Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours light amber-copper with a frothy white head. Nose is a gorgeous abbey tripel, with fruit, ester, a touch of hops and spice, and a little alcohol. Flavor is leaning earthy, especially on the finish, but is clearly a Belgian tripel and a strong one at that. Finish is very sticky and long and heavy. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4777) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Rated on 10-03-2015 at 800 Degrees Three Fires, Fort Wayne, IN. The appearance is a small beige head that is mostly lasting, slightly hazy body, no visible carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is yeast, fruity and spicy. The flavor i s sweet, fruity, light spice, yeast, and honey. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light bodied. An easy drinking beer considering the ABV is 8.5%. This is one of my favorite beer styles, but the flavor lacked taste and character which is disappointing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5439) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2015
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was wheat and dough. The mild citrus mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The tasty flavor contained notes of wheat hops and bread dough. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (3775) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2015
12oz on tap @ Fire & Hops. Pours hazy orange with a low head. Aroma is malts with some fruits. Flavor is malts, yeast, hops and pomegranate. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thunderpup12 (11) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2015
On draft at the Acme in Fort Wayne. Slightly tart, but refreshing and easy to drink. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ejh8 (110) - - DEC 21, 2014
Yummy abbey collaboration ale golden color light taste with a rich after taste. Another brilliantly brewer ale by Ovila. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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