Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sierra Nevada-Abbey of New Clairvaux Ovila Saison

At Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh, I picked up a bottle of Sierra Nevada-Abbey of New Clairvaux Ovila Saison, the second in the collaboration series. The beer pours a yellow-gold color with an extremely lofty and foamy head the hangs around for a while and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of lemon, pepper, wheat, and grass. The taste is smooth with a nice lemon flavor, similar to lemon squares, with pepper and grass hops accents the sweetness. There is a hint of cream on the finish and the after taste leaves some dirt flavor behind in the mouth. The alcohol content is 7.0% ABV. This was a clean saison that I thoroughly enjoyed with wonderful lemon and pepper flavors. The finish was the best part that really made it an earthy brew.

1 comment:

  1. Unlike most Sierra Nevada beers, this one lacks a date code. If it is like a Belgian, that may not be a big concern. I have some Belgians that claim to be good until 2016.