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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co and the monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux, Ovila Abbey Saison brings the centuries-old monastery brewing tradition to America. Ovila Abbey Saison is complex and contemplative-but also refreshingly dry and drinkable. With earthy and spicy aromas, this rustic Saison has note of green grass and a faint citrus tang. The body is light and layered with fruit and spice accents and a dry, peppery finish. A portion of the proceedsfrom this ale go toward the restoration of the historic Santa Maria de Oliva chapter house on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux. This medieval building stood for nearly eight centuries in Spain. William Randolph Hearst purchased the monastery in 1931 and planned to use the stones for a castle even grander than his famous San Simeon. Although Hearst’s plan crumbled, these historic stones will rise again in a California Cistercian abbey.

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3.8
Bacchus66 (940) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Draft the NC source. Pours hazy dark gold with a thin white head. Spice, malt, yeast, earth nose. Flavors add citrus, funk, banana. Fizzy carbonation. Long banana and clove finish. (notes)

4.4
mjmoen (595) - - AUG 28, 2016
B+. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Flavorful with a peppery finish

3.2
ABUSEDGOAT (2852) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Clear golden color, large head, good lace/retention. Aroma is herbal with sage as well as pepper and Belgian yeast. Medium to light body, alcohol hidden well - big sage flavor dominates.

3.7
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a golden cloudy yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of fruity, funky, horsey goodness. Flavors of barnyard, grass, yeast, and citrus hops.

4
BrewBrain (189) - Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle to tulip. Mildly hazy golden -orange pour. Medium head. Citrus, spice, bread, mild funk. Very drinkable.

3.6
alexsdad06 (10809) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
750 ml bottle from notes. Pours a hazy orange golden color with a large off white head. The aroma and flavor have orange citrus, mild funk, caramel, bready malts, earthy, some spicy character, leans toward pepper, dry, drinkable, decent.

3.4
mike5326 (1782) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Medium musky basement aroma. Medium body with an allspice flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
DialSquare (5130) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2015
On tap at Bob’s Bar: gold pour, white head. musty aroma. tastes are sweet creamy saison. light belgian spice. medium sweetness. banana. even. 7.4


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