radio_nowhere (701) - Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz corked bottle into snifter glass, cloudy darkish-orange golden color with off-white head. Aroma of spices (clove, pepper, sage, coriander) and light citrus (orange, banana). Taste adds notes of candy sugar, wheat, caramel, more orange peel, some lemon, straw and white pepper. Medium body, moderate carbonation, effervescent, dry with slight peppery spiced finish. Hits a nice balance of fruit, spice, tart and sour notes. Good saison.
Bill Becker (184) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the stamp on the bottle, it looks like this was bottled March 28, 2014.
Gorgeous pour here. Depp golden colour with a huge head of foam that leaves lots of lovely lacing behind.
Big spicy nose with notes of pepper, cloves, lemon, and oranges that add a slight hint of tartness.
Dang, ditto for the taste. So true to the smell. The cloves and pepper go so well with that big lemon and orange, spicy hop, slightly tart flavours that itís scary. I do get some mild biscuit that seem to grow as the sipping continues. Itís also cool that the abv is very manageable.
The mouthfeel seems slick with perfect carbonation and a nice medium body.
I think this is a very fine effort from Sierra Nevada...my favourite of their Ovila series.
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate cereal and caramel for the malt, heavy perfume, herbs and orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with peach, dried apricots and sherry in the background. Head is small, fizzy, slightly off-white with slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy dark amber orange. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium and little slick with a lively carbonation. Big hop complexity and a strong malt backbone from this Saison.
andrewje41 (141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Sour orange, citrus aroma. Quick fading head. This beer comes off as a little sweet at first, but turns bold in the finish with dark fruit. Not quite getting as much peppercorn as I was expecting, but overall I love this beer. Very well done.
TizzleJizzle (530) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7 oz bottle. Poured an bubbly unfiltered amber color with a thin white top that quickly vanished. Taste of lemon zest, oranges, spice, dry finish. High carbonation, medium body.
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little over sweet, sweet finish, malty murky flavors. Maybe too old? Oh well too many beers
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours bright yellow, aroma is fruity taste is a bit spicy, overalls nice and refreshing
jackl (3862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF 2013. The pourís gold with a small head. The nose is of bright orange. Sweet perfume hops. The taste is of pear and orange fruit salad. Belgian yeast. Sweet muffin mix. Medium body, soft carbonation. Decent.
ejh8 (55) - - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle with a cork. Poured a rust orange color and delivers that rich saison flavor with a hint of sweet fruits. Has a tang in the taste and the texture is slightly cloudy. Delicious and well brewed.
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mdindy (31) - Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
orange to copper tint slightly hazy, aroma mostly of spices, some citrus. first sip peppercorn really hits you, but still very complex with some citrus notes, oranges and mandarin but more mild than the pepper. taste very earthy noticable for some yeast as well. very interesting flavour down to the last sip, highly recommended.
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Tmoney99 (10091) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear orange copper color with am average off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus fruit and dark spice aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex brew.