Ovila<sup>&reg;</sup> Abbey Saison with Mandarin Oranges and Peppercorns

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Ovila® Abbey Saison with Mandarin Oranges and Peppercorns

Complex yet rustic farmhouse ale.

An homage to the monks’ noble work, this unique farmhouse ale is incredibly complex with notes of lemon, pepper, straw and herbs balanced by the tang of Mandarin oranges and a spicy kick of pepper. The Mandarin oranges used to make this beer were locally grown, including a portion grown on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux and picked by hand by the community of monks living there. We hope you enjoy this collaboration ale.

  • Belgian-style beers

    The beers of Belgium have gained fame as being some of the most unique brewed anywhere in the world. A stark counterpoint to the beers of Germany which conform to the Reinheitsgebot—a purity law stating that beer can only be made from four ingredients: malt, hops, water, and yeast—Belgian beers follow no such rules. Belgian beers often use spices and sugar adjuncts, as well as fruit or herbs and unique “wild” yeasts or other microorganisms to produce exciting and varying flavors. American craft brewers often find inspiration in these no-holds-barred brews and carry on their spirit of innovation.

  • Yeast

    Brewer’s yeast are unicellular fungi of the Saccharomyces family. Saccharomyces consume sugars during the process of fermentation and produce ethanol and carbon dioxide as byproducts. In addition to the business of fermentation, yeast can also provide a wide range of flavor and character in a beer. Some more neutral “American-style” yeast strains are noted for clean aromas with mild fruity character. Some yeast used for traditional German Hefeweizen are noted for intense flavors of banana and clove.

Brewing is as much art as science, and all beer specifications and raw materials are subject to change
at our brewers' creative discretion.


  • Alcohol Content 7.5% by volume
  • Beginning gravity 16⁰ plato
  • Ending Gravity 1.7⁰ plato
  • Bitterness Units 24


  • Yeast Belgian yeast
  • Bittering Hops Summit
  • Finishing Hops Styrian Golding, El Dorado, Mandarina Bavaria
  • Malts Estate grown two-row Pale, Wheat, Caramel
  • Other Mandarin Orange and Peppercorn

Food Pairing

  • Cuisine Curried dishes, Poultry, Fish, Shellfish
  • Cheese Camembert, Parmesan, Gorgonzola
  • Dessert Orange sorbet, Crèpes