Ovila Quad - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DeFaz:
4.3/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I am truly impressed by this beer. I had a taste of it on tap, and at that time I wasn't able to get enough of it to reflect on all that is going on with it. But after having in a bottle, there really is a lot to appreciate. First, let me say that this will taste to some more like wine than beer. The ABV is on the wine level, and it's dark with fruit flavors. But there's a lot of complexity here, from plum to raisin to the nice Belgian yeast that reminds me vaguely of my favorite Abbey ale (Orval) while taking this to a whole new extreme. This beer is for sipping. While the appearance lacks in the head department and while the smell is relatively uninteresting, the taste really makes this one of the most interesting beers I've had in a long time. The alcohol, which dominates the nose, is well concealed in the taste. This is a great beer that is quite inexpensive for its quality.
Oh, and by the way: This beer does all of the above with an insanely smooth mouthfeel void of an alcohol bite.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 05:20:34 | More by DeFaz
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This pours a ruddy raisin brown color with light foam. There’s a bit of stone fruit and plums on the aroma, with an earthy estery profile. I find the flavor to be sweetish but not cloying, with some plums and figgy notes. Comes off smooth and almost velvety.
Serving type: on-tap
06-11-2014 16:55:52 | More by elNopalero
Ovila Quad from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 678 ratings.