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Ovila Abbey Quad W/ Plums - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ovila Abbey Quad W/ PlumsOvila Abbey Quad W/ Plums

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

147 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 13
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SuperbikeShaun on 03-01-2014

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1/5  rDev -75.8%

if i made this beer ... i too would wear a hood so that nobody would know i made it. lotta people with no taste..... sheeples jumping on the bandwagon. sn should go back to the drawing room and shoot the maker.

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1.5/5  rDev -63.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.61/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.66/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

This is an eccentric, highly fruity beer. It tastes and smells quite sweet, similar to a Barley Wine. No lacing left on the edge of the glass. Beer has adequate carbonation, not as carbonated as my usual IPA favorites, but more so than Stouts.

It is a very heavy beer at 10.2% ABV, it packs a punch which is best followed up by a glass of water and another beer!

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3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

No date visible, but the bottle is from last year. Poured into a Witkap Pater chalice.

A - Pours a murky brown, with a purple tint, leaving only a thin white ring. Slippery lacing as it is swirled against the glass. Meets my expectations considering the style and with what it was brewed with.

S - Has a vinous nose of dark fruits, of course the most notable is plums. Concord grapes, raisins, a subtle touch of bread. The nose is slightly muted by its cool temp. I'm sure more aromas will shine through as it warms.

T - The flavors follow the nose, but they seem to be disjointed. There is a nice sweetness on the entry, but is recedes to a dry and slightly bitter finish. Outside of the flavors mentioned in the smell, you can detect and estery presence along side a touch of alcohol. There is a tad bit of tartness as well. I'm sure if this was fresh, it would be a lot better.

M - Medium-bodied with an acidic feel. Complex, slightly tart and bitter on the finish. The finish does linger 45+ secs.

O - As I mentioned above, I'm sure this was a lot better when it was fresh. With it being a Quad, I didn't feel the need to drink it right away and figured it may benefit from some down time. I have two of these left and I want to try one soon to se if this may be a bad bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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Ovila Abbey Quad W/ Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.