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Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison - Mandarin Orange & Peppercorns

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4356) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Mild pencil shaving aroma. Clear amber, medium head. Mushroomy, tart and woody. Nice complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2449) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2015
Pours a four finger cream head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Almost clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Mandarin orange nose and flavor is citrusy orange and lemon with what seems to be Belgian yeast. Mellow for a saison. $3.90 for a caged & corked 375ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1194) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2015
Aroma of fruit. Some orange, lemongrass, pepper, bread. Flavor starts out dry and finishes sweeter. Some hops noticed. Another good beer from the Ovila line.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4499) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2015
Pours clear copper / orange with an off-white head. The aroma has lots of cream, caramel, heavy malt and cellar must. Comes off more as a biere de garde on the aroma. It has a medium body that is quite smooth with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of cellar must, cotton candy, light peppercorn, spices and caramel. The finish has much of the same, but a touch of saison earthiness. It still comes off more of a biere de garde than saison to me though. Good, but not what I was expecting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiMuBai (201) - - MAR 21, 2015
Orange/copper in color, a bit on the cloudy side. Citrus in aroma and well represented in taste. The slightest hop quality on the back end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2704) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Good beer that i had even higher hopes for. Golden color with fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus, pepper, bread, and pear. Taste is medium sweet light bitterness and light citric tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (397) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Truly enjoyable. Simple, big punch of mandarin, nice medium dry finish. Medium body. Well done product.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenriqueBraga (125) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 8, 2015
Nice looking deep orange, white long head. Sort of hazy. Grassy hops, coriander and mandarin aromas. Earthy yeast aromas as well. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2610) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
On tap at Dexters, porus a clear dark orange with an off white head, the aroma has some funk and yeast at first with a little bit of the orange and fruit coming through, the flavor has a strong spice front end with lots of the peppercorn in the finish, the fruit is kind of dominated, kind of meh for me.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4506) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Draft: Clear gold with a small white head. Orange, spice aroma. Taste is orange malt, yeast, pepper.... Very nice saison aspects... Pretty nice.


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