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Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison - Mandarin Orange & Peppercorns

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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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An homage to the monk’s noble work, this unique farmhouse ale is incredibly complex with notes of lemon, pepper, straw and herbs balanced by the tang of Mandarin oranges and a spicy kick of pepper. The Mandarin oranges used to make this beer were locally grown, including a portion grown on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux and picked by hand by the community of monks living there. We hope you enjoy this collaboration ale.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (1610) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"Darker in color, fruitier, and slighty more spicy pepper character than the original. The mandarins are a nice touch. This heavier than usual for the style beer took a while to open up, but once it did. I really liked the interplay between the citrus, bubble gummy yeast, spice and pepper."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6449) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2014
Tap at the Bee Hive. Deep orange color, hazy, with lace. spicy, herbal nose, oranges, malt, a bit of smoke. Flavor is sweet biscuit and orange, spicy, grassy, quite bitter. Ok. Still a bit too bready, sweet and spicy for me.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1326) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
From notes, consumed 6/20/2013. 375 ml bottle poured into a tulip. Light gold/amber with 2.5 fingers of off-white head. Good lacing and head retention. Aromas of funk, yeast, citrus, oranges. Tastes of funk, yeast, mandarin oranges, citrus, herbal notes. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
badhack (312) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours light orange with plenty of soap bubble head. Nose is lighter toasty malt, musty orange like smell, some yeast. Tastes peppery, orange, orange rind, bitter. Dryish and soapy and slightly sticky.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2140) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear copper with a very thin head. Tastes like herbs, lavender, soapy, pine, resin, grapefruit, orange, caramel. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like vegetable, herbs, lavender, lemon.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3554) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden amber with thin, fizzy white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, light straw, faint caramel, orange peel, and light spice. Flavor is dry malts, light toast, light citrus esters, faint spicy hops, and some farmhouse yeast esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jayzz (328) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
saison with a nice addition of pepper. The pepper really stands out in the nose and is well complimented by the yeast and citrus/wheat notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4395) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2014
12.7oz bottle. Unfiltered orange-tan body. Creamy off-white head. A pretty tasty beer, not sure it really nails Saison though, the body is really creamy and yeasty. The orange and pepper accentuates the herbal funkiness of the yeast strain, which isn’t really a bonus. Some banana tones. Quality feel, great mouthfeel. Good but not really a definitive example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3103) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle cheers to the Phoenix guys for this one. Shared at Five Bar. Pours hazy orange with a small white cap. Nose is very pepper driven with silky smooth mandarin, sultana and apricot. A touch of straw behind the vibrant fruits. Taste is very mandarin and apricot forward while some dark fruits also come out to play, the pepper is toned down in the taste with more emphasis on tropical fruit. Super smooth and not overly farmhouse driven which is a surprise. Goes down a little like treacle - quite sticky and sweet. Unusual and very solid

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (387) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Crystal clear golden pour with a small, dissipating head. Aromas of mandarin and black pepper, as expected - pretty straightforward. This is exactly what I hoped and expected of it - nice fruity notes dominated by fresh, clean mandarin orange flavour, some subtle spicy notes of black pepper and other lighter spices rounding it out. A bit of yeast and a little heat from the alcohol. A very nice saison that delivers what it promises.


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