Ovila Quad - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ESPNman:
4.05/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I can't find a bottled-on date, but I believe this one's been in my cellar for roughly 18 months. Poured into a Stone VE Glass.
A - Pours a deep, almost cola-brown. It looks relatively thin coming out of the bottle. Moderate khaki head with tiny bubbles and great retention. Very little lacing.
S - I'm not really getting a whole lot of nose from this beer. Perhaps it's incorrect glassware, but it's pretty underwhelming. Some candied fruit, Belgian yeast, and a hint of spice.
T - Much better than the nose would lead you to believe. The same character from the nose, but amplified. Also, good amounts of bitter earthy tones to balance out the candied notes of the standard quad. The flavors are all distinctive, and stand out on their own. This beer isn't too "big" for its own good. Dates, apricot, Belgian yeast, candy sugar, and a nice bitterness throughout.
M - Solid, but unspectacular. It finishes drier than I was expecting, given the sweetness up front. Great level of carbonation. Lively, but not distracting.
O - I wish I had reviewed or taken notes for the first time I tried this beer... I think it's gotten a bit better with age, though. The nose has faded, but all of the flavors were more muddled when I first tried it. It's not a much more drinkable and enjoyable take on the Belgian quad.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2013 05:04:13 | More by ESPNman
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4.08/5 rDev +2.8%
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 671 ratings.