Ovila Abbey Quad W/ Plums - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.01/5 rDev -2.9%
A: Dark reddish brown--actually almost black--with a huge, brown and frothy head; okay lacing
S: Fruity--grapes, plums, cherries, banana--up front; some candi sugars; burnt brown sugar; roasted malts underneath the complexities develop as this warms
T: Slightly burnt brown sugar mingles with fruits: cherries, plums, bananas; some roasted malts linger but the sugary, fruity esters are the star here; some booziness as well in the finish
F: Medium body; nice texture and mouth feel
O: A really pleasant, fruity malty quad
08-07-2014 03:42:24 | More by dbossman
4.34/5 rDev +5.1%
12.7oz bottle purchased at Atlas Bottle Works in June, 2014. Poured into tulip glass.
A - Bright but might as well be hazy due to the dark dark reddish-brown hue. Thin head on pour, dissipates quickly.
S - Dark cured fruits like dates, raisins, and apricot meet with rum notes to hint at fruitcake. Almond in the background.
T - Chocolate, rum-raisin, date, and just delicious. Drinking this as a desert beer was an excellent choice. Plums provide a subtle tart note hidden in the complex fruit flavors. Some alcohol hotness on the finish.
M - Creamy yet well carbonated, the residual stickiness of this beer in the mouth is actually pleasant.
O - Superb dessert beer, would pair well with chocolate, darker cakes, and cheesecake. Hints of coffee and the lack of sickly stickiness on the finish makes this one of the better quads that I've had.
07-17-2014 02:03:42 | More by sevreng
4.01/5 rDev -2.9%
A: Pours a deep dark ruby color with almost no head
S: Belgian yeast, plenty of dark fruits including cherry, plum, raisin, and fig with an emphasis on plum, some estery alcohol, and sweet malts
T: Follows the nose with an addition of spices. Starts off with the yeast, fruitiness, and spices and goes into more fruity esters, light alcohol, and sweet malts. Finishes with alcohol, spices, and plum
M: Medium-full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Dry
O: A nice take on the base beer, with plenty of plum to be found in both aroma and taste. Reminds me of a Belgian winter beer with the spices and yeast. Good price point for a 4-pack as well at under $12
07-17-2014 00:10:46 | More by BEERMILER12
Ovila Abbey Quad W/ Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.