Fatehunter (1059) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Popped the cork and poured into a Westmalle chalice. Orange color with a finger of head that held.
Faint smell of orange zest, grapefruit and pear.
Tastes like bread, watery and dry.
Very bubbly, light body and smooth.
I really want to like this, but it is missing the flavor... a big hole there. However try it out... at least once.
VTHopHead (1492) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I would consider this only an average Saison. Has most of the common characteristics of most Saisons, but it just lacked something... good, but I expected better...
mstrcrwly (144) - New York, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking this as I write this..poured into tulip.. hazy orange,yellow with big white 3 finger head..wheat, spices, fruit..all combine with a good dry finish..could drink this outside on hot summer day..good offering from SN.
PorterPounder (5101) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Pours a hazy medium orange with a sticky snow white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma has some light spicy accents, a hint of baking bread and a touch of yeast. Flavor has a slight spicy bent to it with some grains of paradise, some pear-like fruitiness, a touch of baked bread with a yeasty background. Nice spritz to the mouthfeel. Always thought I had rated this.....confuse it with the other Ovila - glad I looked it up!
Mep3222 (288) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet yeasty aroma with a little lemongrass funk. A bit flat and slight watery in the palate ( even though there is a nice inch if head). Some mild fruity tastes and not as sweet as the aroma suggests. Not much funk in the flavor either. Descent saison but not my favorite.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DSG (4921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Ido. C;ear deep golden to orange. Aroma of oranges, other fruits, mild spiciness, malt and honey notes. Sweetish flavor, yeasty, with malt, honey, fruits, some spiciness and a bit of alcohol in the finish. Medium-bodied.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: pours a dirty grain colored ale with moderate haze and a three finger off white loose foam head. This falls rather quickly to a solid sheet of the same. No lace, wish there were.
S: Yeast, pepper, citrus and a hint of funk. Maybe a bit of plastic like whiffs at the back end. Meh, par for the coarse IMO.
T: The yeast is certainly the life blood of this one for me. The yeast is earthy and cloven - reminds me of Unibroue yeast, but toned WAY down (I hate Unibroue’s yeast). There is a decent bitter bite with some evident sweetness and wheaty flavors. Again, some plastic flavor at the back end.
M: Medium bodied and sharply crisp with a dry finish. Here they hit the head nearly, prefer just the slightest resonance.
O: Well, Ovila is O for 2. Not a bad beer, not an exceptional beer, not even particularly above average. Really middle of the road with this one.
Serving type: bottle
solidfunk (2782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful light saison. Balances in all the right way, perfectly suited to my tastes. Pours a orange amber without a lot of head or lacing. Some floral aromas, Belgian yeast and lightly fermented fruit here. Abbey oranges integrate beautifully here. Finish equal parts light sweet and sour. Very nice beer - could drink this all night. Bottle.
iggynelix (63) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Unos translucent amber with the great funk of a true barnyard ale. Light taste and easy finish.
skoisirius (1438) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m currently rating every SN brew I’ve ever had in one clean sweep.
I grew up on the classic SN Pale having it around during high school, and since have watched SN grow into a national representation of incredible craft beer. Living 45 mins away is a treat for the random growler fill. Keep up the amazing work and thanks!
stevoj (1613) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange amber with spare, oily beige head. Aroma is malt, flowers, some orange/citrus and cinnamon/clove/spice. Taste is all of the above with a little more emphasis, mouthfeel is right, however finish is relatively short, and weak on the palate. One of the better American saisons I’ve tried.