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RATINGS: 267   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison (Mandarin Orange & Peppercorns) ].
Light unclear medium orange color with a small, fizzy - virtually none, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, caramel, fruity, moderate yeasty, orange - mandarin, riped fruiy, peppery, spicy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, tart mandarin, riped mandarin, spicy - peppery, sharp - zest. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130813]
7-2-7-3-14

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
From cask. Pours hazy orange with a small to fully gone head. Aroma is mild herbal, spiced and estery. Smooth fruity, mellow yeasty and light spiced peppery. Orange zesty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16789) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2013
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2013. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak yeasty mandarin aroma. Fruity malty spicy weak peppery flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty mandarin finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
13th August 2013
GBBF Day 1. Light haze on this gold beer. Small bubbly white head. Smooth palate, slightly soft. Sweet saison yeast, dry. Mild spice. Not really getting that much fruit. Dry finish with more spice. It’s fine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Cask gravity at Gbbf 2013. Hazy copper colour no real head. Some Belgian yeast some Mandarin fruit. Some sour. It’s pretty decent. Not a favourite.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13617) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle, 375ml corked. A dense, finger-thick off-white head sits on top of a lightly hazy dark golden body. The aroma is rather banana-ish and toffee-ish, with a faint spiced touch and some orange. Spiced hints too, not much Saison yeast impact. The alcohol is detectable in both nose and mouth. The flavor is quite sweet, with banana, toffee, a spiced hint and orange. Full body, soft and smooth, with a little alcohol warmth. Some bitterness in the else sweet finish with banana, some toffee and spices. Not much of a saison this one, but quite decent anyway. 130819

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11982) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Draft at Churchkey vclear dark amber color, white edge head. Aroma of grass, citrus. Taste is sweet and sour citrus. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11955) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2013
(375ml bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of orange,grass, peppercorn, mustiness, and wet straw. Flavor of orange, yeast, florals, toffee, peppercorns, and lemon with a dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Draft. Clear amber body with small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some flower, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/flower. Medium body, light stickiness, acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11137) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Pours orange gold with a white creamy head. Aroma of citrus and spice. Med body. Flavor is spicy/pepper, citrus, and Belgian yeast/earthy. Finishes very smooth, spicy, lightly earthy and decently bitter. Brilliant saison.


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