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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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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 7
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:
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(Beer added by: SuperbikeShaun on 03-01-2014)
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

sludgegnome, Jul 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

brewerburgundy, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

tweezer159, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

daron7, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mattboyer182, Jun 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Theoboley, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

huysmans, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Bruinbear, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

MarshallBirdhouse, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: deep garnet almost mahogany colored. Has some brightness to it but mostly opaque due to the darkness. A finger of a tan head that fades slowly and leaves a small lacing behind.

Smell: definite dry plum smell to it. Lots of amber candi sugar. Some alcohol strength and belgian yeast to it

Taste: opens with a dark amber candi sugar. Some plums and very apparent alcohol belgian yeast and spiciness play in the backend.

Mouthfeel: medium body. Very dry and alcohol heavy.

Overall: a good and strong quad. Be prepared for some strong and hot alcohol though.

SportsandJorts, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of foobula
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle code translates to 1/8/13 bottle date. Dark brown cola-colored pour. 1/2 finger tan head dissipated relatively quickly. Smell is booze, fruity sweetness & moderate yeast. Taste is decent fruitiness up front (from the plums?) with yeast esters. Pleasantly sweet. Finish yields more yeast esters along with slight bitterness. It isn't as complex as your ideal quads but I think the plums add another level of sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium, somewhat creamy but also slightly on the thin side. Overall I like it. It isn't the best quad ever but it's got enough yeast and the plums add some fruitiness that make it interesting.

foobula, Jun 15, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -63.7%

djmichaelk, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

target88, Jun 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Jjmac91, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

DarthGuitarHero, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Gus_13, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Sonofalime, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

millerbuffoon, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

M1A2, Jun 04, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

wvsabbath, Jun 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

meltroha, Jun 03, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

visualmartyr, Jun 01, 2014
Ovila Abbey Quad W/ Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.