RateBeer
Home >

Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison - Mandarin Orange & Peppercorns

overall
94
89
style
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An homage to the monkís 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1882) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle->tulip. Dark copper with big frothy offwhite head. A: yeast, herbs, grains, pepper, citrus. T: bitter and heavy grains, yeast, pepper, citrus rind. Moderately heavy for a saison. Eh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4743) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2015
375ml c&c bottle from Xroads. Poured a honey amber body with a smaller creamy light beige head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, white pepper, bread, crackers, fruit skins, green apples. Flavor is less fruity than the aroma, notes of apples, grapes, crusts, toast, raisin bread, light citrus, hint of caramel and spice o the back end. Not really the citrus and pepper beer I was expecting.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrettnjay (18) - - AUG 21, 2015
A spot on brew. The beer tastes true to the flavor notes. A handcrafted quality feel to this one. Flavors follow through all the way into the finish. And hot damn, thatís some peppercorn right there! ps-smell the cork!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (217) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Aroma hay, citrus, Orange Appearance copper, clear, off white foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, average carbonation, Overall a sweet beer that I could only have a couple of. Still I would suggest this beer to a friend

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2015
375 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of straw, floral notes, peppercorns and light orange. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, orange and light peppercorns with a smooth dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evolutionary (402) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle from new Albany beer store. Nose is plum and wine. Smooth bossy till pepper kicks the whole thing out of balance just enough to make it less than perfect. Complex thicker body and smooth except for pepper. Would do again. Beginning was better than the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidezdonz (74) - , HONG KONG - JUL 10, 2015
A 12.7 fl oz corked and caged bottle packaged on 5th February 2015 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass. 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. Starts with orange and honey aromas, followed by some Belgian yeasty notes and ginger. Tastes were 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. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, dryness. Of the SN Ovila series that Iíve tried before (the other two being the Tripel and Quad w/ plums), this was the best one. It is unlike any other saisons that Iíve tried, but still a solid beer.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rubbs92 (2) - Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2015 does not count
Aroma- Nice scent of orange but still subdued. Appearance- A beautiful light orange that is crystal clear with nice carbonation running up the glass. Taste- Lovely orange flavor along with other great citrus notes. Hides the alcohol really well. Palate- Lightly carbonated and very easy drinking. Overall- Best saison I have had to date. With some other saisons that I have had they are usually high on the carbonation but this one surprised me by being light on the palate leaving me with a great refreshing finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
colui72 (326) - HONG KONG - JUL 9, 2015
It pours beautifully golden with thin white head. Nose is citrus, sour. It tastes of Belgian malts, mandarin is there but quite hidden, canít really detect the peppercorns. Overall, a good summer beer, nothing from Mars.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Aroma: yeast, grain and cereal malts, light sours. Appearance: hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweet grain and bread malts continue, light sours, lactose, citrus, herbs, soft carbonation, medium body. Overall: very nice Saison, great aroma and palate, nice Saison yeasts. Bottle at The Rookery, Juneau.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 30


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50