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

Not Rated.
Ovila Abbey Quad W/ PlumsOvila Abbey Quad W/ Plums

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

119 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 119
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SuperbikeShaun on 03-01-2014)
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Photo of stal
1/5  rDev -75.7%

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.

stal, Nov 09, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -63.6%

djmichaelk, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

mrk829, Nov 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

david18, Jul 27, 2014
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Spider889, Aug 09, 2014
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Devman171, Oct 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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M1A2, Jun 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Gww1864, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

swierczt, Mar 11, 2014
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3.65/5  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!

twistwrist, Mar 21, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Cubatobaco, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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Ovila Abbey Quad W/ Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.