kwd1996 (23) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, easy drinking beer. Not you typical Saison, heavier and sweeter and overall a richer and deeper complexity than most saison style beers.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours an essentially clear, amberesque body with a two-finger-high cap of near white foam.
Smell: Lightly toasted bread, toasted grains with a layer of sweet-scented candied glaze. Faint flash of sourishness. Banana, aromatic orange, coriander, pepper.
Taste: Sweet caramel, toffee in the foreground atop the malted wheat. A little, light banana. Candied orange (a bit tangy) dusted with a little pepper, a little coriander. Some stern florals ahead of a stronger, bitterish orange oil presence. Still remains rather candyish, sweetish on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation, fighting back some stickiness.
Overall: Don’t get me wrong, I am still on-board for this whole Ovila deal, but I WAAAY preferred the no-thrills Ovila Saison over this new, "now with more stuff!" version.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Golden Straw/Orangish Hue, Passes Most Light, Thick White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Wheat, Yeast, Light Pink Peppercorns, Mild Orange Candy
T: Wheat, Yeast, Pink Peppercorns, Orange Syrup
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Sweet
Overall, I dont know if it is just me but it seems like all the flavors are just a little too forced...I could be way off on this but the wheat is way too up front, yeast very forward then the oranges taste very syrupy...couldnt get over it.
skoisirius (1440) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet little different treat on this variation of the Ovila Series. Nice and peppery throughout making the mouth crave more!
Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pours a golden orange with a quickly disappearing 1 finger white head. The aroma is spot on. Some nice mandarin orange, pepper notes popping out here and there. Some definite barnyard funk undertones. A little bit of the grassy citrus. Maybe some dry vinous notes, like a wine barrel and a hint of the alcohol. On the palate, there is a somewhat aggressive carbonation that leaves a dryness in the middle. A little bit of the funk coming through in the palate. Some slight orange mixed with the lemony citrus. Not quite getting the pepper notes as heavy as the nose. Some bready malts coming through and hints from the yeast as well. Some pepper on the finish. Dry, some alcohol warming down the throat.
Alpha10 (247) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012/11/11 - Pours a hazy orange-amber colour with a small, off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is Belgian yeast, citrus, coriander, cloves, bubblegum and wheat. Taste is sweet malts up front, with a citrus and peppery backbone. As it warms, oranges become more prominent in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium, with biting carbonation and a crisp finish. Nice American saison. Big fan of the entire Ovila lineup. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BuckeyeBoy (2413) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle thanks to ditmier. Pours a copper topped with a thin white head. Aroma straw, orange, pitfruit, and some pepper. Taste is as the nose with a little pepper bite, grain, and some orange/lemon citrus.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy orange and copper coloured body with an almost ruby and orange coloured tint and almost no head at all to speak of. Aroma of pale malt, yeast, curacao, bubble gum and a good deal of grassiness - no pepper in the nose and only perhaps a touch of coriander seed. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep, long lingering flavour of super pungent curacao and perhaps even full oranges with a good grassy and barnyardie finish. Aftertaste shows a good yeast strain, some earhy malt characteristics and a light spiciness that couples well with a touch of orange sweetness. Overall, a nice saison that shows some good spices and a very flavourful orange component and much less so from the pepper. I sampled this 37,5 cL split bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 13-July-2013 for US$3.75 sampled at home in Washington on 05-November-2013.
Danyel (442) - Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a minimal white head. Smells very mandarine orangey. There’s a lot going on in the taste, sweet citrus fruits, banana, sweet malts- almost a barleywine backbone- very spicy finish. A nice beer.
Nik925 (742) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great aroma rolls of this one, even just on the pour. A bit syrup-y, and a bit flat. The flavors are there, but the palate really hurts it.