Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sierra Nevada Ovila White Ale


4.4
ChadPolenz (1809) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2017

 
DOB: 4/27/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 24A Witbier

AROMA: Moderate orange zest aroma with coriander as a background note. Moderate pale malt base with wheat. Moderately strong esters. Very fruity, inviting nose. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Light gold hue; hazy body. Moderate white foam. 3/3

FLAVOR: Malty-sweet grain flavor with slight wheat bread in the background. Fairly strong orange flavor throughout, especially on the finish. Coriander comes out quite strongly as it finishes. Minor tart character. Subtle peppery/bitterness on the second half. Delectable, well-balanced palette; all flavors harmonize. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium-high carbonation. Very crisp and refreshing, clean aftertaste. Seems a tad light for 5.3% ABV; this could be easily be sessioned. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Absolutely to-spec in every way; delicious and refreshing. Wish it came in cans. 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 44/50