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Friday, June 07, 2013

Drink of the Week: Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Saison

What do you get when you combine monks, mandarins and one of the country’s best-loved breweries? Today’s Drink of the Week! The latest collaborative beer from Sierra Nevada and the New Clairvaux abbey, this Belgian-inspired saison offers a modern taste of the classic farmhouse-ale formula, combining traditional Belgian yeast with Summit bittering hops, estate-grown malts and mandarin oranges raised and hand-picked by monks at New Clairvaux. Add in a few cracks of peppercorns and you get this smooth, easy-drinking saison that bursts with a bright summery balance of zingy citrus, fresh herbs and spice. Sierranevada.com for distribution info