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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
91
outstanding

91 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-23-2014 05:09:49 | More by GRG1313
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-07-2014 01:33:04 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-18-2014 21:55:59 | More by Georgiabeer
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-22-2014 07:46:46 | More by afsdan
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-07-2014 02:57:41 | More by KAF
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with the cork and cage. I like the label. Sampled on March 8, 2014.

The pour is brown with red hues and a short-lived off-white head. Fairly attractive.

The aroma emits all of the punchy Belgian Quad characteristics I would expect including caramel malts, yeast, Belgian sugar, and dark fruit...in this case plums, and a slight hop bitterness.

The body is medium.

The taste has many of the same attributes as the aroma with a notable sweetness followed by a notable, sinus-clearing, bitterness. It is also on the dry side.

03-09-2014 00:16:32 | More by puboflyons
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-08-2014 01:32:52 | More by millerbuffoon
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david18

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

07-27-2014 15:52:49 | More by david18
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-06-2014 05:45:05 | More by hilgart1
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-30-2014 20:09:31 | More by bumchilly25
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Spider889

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

08-09-2014 07:12:15 | More by Spider889
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BEERMILER12

Maine

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
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +15%

03-22-2014 23:00:26 | More by bubseymour
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +4.4%

Serving Type - 16.7 oz caged and corked bottle

Appearance - Black with a tan and purple tint. 1 inch foamy head with tons of sticky lacing.

Smell - Lots of spices, plums, grapes, dates, fig. Bready malts, yeasts, alcohol.

Taste - Right on par with the aroma, huge plum jumps out with lots of spices, bready malts and some alcohol warmth. Grapes and raisin are also a main flavor. A nice yeasty note adds some sweetness to counter some bitter from the dark fruits. A little honey and cherry at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Dark fruits, especially plums coat the tongue. Bready malts and yeasts really nail the palate. Alcohol warmth is present throughout. Aftertaste is dark fruits, spices, honey and alcohol.

Overall - A really nice, balanced attack of sweet and bitter, with loads of complex flavors. A big beer with alcohol warmth from the first sip. Really enjoy the big plum flavor mixed with the other dark fruits. A real winner here, cant wait to try a aged bottle.

06-04-2014 00:05:58 | More by wvsabbath
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-28-2014 19:48:15 | More by SkinniePost
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-12-2014 15:35:44 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

03-23-2014 15:36:17 | More by Gww1864
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scott2269

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-22-2014 02:02:18 | More by scott2269
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JoelClark

Idaho

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-03-2014 20:04:16 | More by JoelClark
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dbossman

Nebraska

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
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-09-2014 11:49:37 | More by RochefortChris
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-19-2014 02:49:30 | More by HamGlade10
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M1A2

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

06-04-2014 03:22:21 | More by M1A2
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bnes09

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%

Dark mahogany with ruby hues. Mostly opaque. Weak, soda-like head on the pour with minimal retention and no lacing.

Dark fruit and yeast aroma.

Sweet caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Dark fruits, raisins, dates and prominent plum complimenting the sweet qualities of the beer. Mild esters add a subtle tartness. Musky yeast. Excellent balance and complexity.

Full bodied. Well carbonated. Yeasty texture. Slick finish.

An excellent quad. Love the addition of plums.

03-18-2014 04:42:48 | More by bnes09
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user785335

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-26-2014 19:00:55 | More by user785335
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Ovila Abbey Quad W/ Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.