Ovila Quad - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Hojaminbag:
3.65/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I couldn't resist trying a glass of this when one of my local bars had it on the tap list, even though I have avoided buying a bottle so far. The body is brown with cherry and ruby highlights in it. The tan head is thin, but solid looking. The retention is fairly good, but there isn't a ton of lacing.
The nose has layers of rich malt and dark fruit.
Sierra Nevada's Ovila Quad has a ton of dark fruit flavor that is balanced by a lot of malt. Figs, plums, dates and dark cherries all come together, woven into a background of rich caramel sweetness. Just a hint of phenolic flavor floats around the outside, but it is definitely understated. The finish has a bit of warmth to it.
The mouthfeel is well done, being about where the style should be for both body and carbonation.
I love Sierra Nevada, but I haven't loved any of their Ovila offerings yet. With that said, each beer has been well-made and true to style. I think the quad may be my favorite so far.
Serving type: on-tap
01-14-2012 00:50:01 | More by Hojaminbag
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Thick, dark quad with no room for a head because of the overpour. Looks dark brown.
Rich raisiny nose with notes of plum, chocolate, and toffee. Smells rich and sweet with a burly strength that can only be masked by this mega-dark-fruit aroma. A good amount of roast is also evident. Fantastic.
Toffee, prune juice, rum raisin, brown bread, spicy alcohol, pressed grape, cough medicine, and a touch of dark chocolate. Really exquisite. Tons of complexity. Rather sweet, but decadently good. Mild bitterness that's aided by the booze. A liquory, fruity, Belgian dessert monster.
Very thick. Mouth-coating viscosity. Great body and a kick of gas, to boot. A sipper feel with big sipper strength.
Killer quad. One of the best American versions I have tasted. The best part is that it's not trying to be like the Belgian examples. Unique, and still top-notch.
Serving type: on-tap
03-28-2014 03:35:57 | More by thecheapies
4.84/5 rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
My eager young cadet Beer Advocate shared this beer with me that he bought. I told him I am very hit or miss with quads so better to split a bottle then do a flat out trade as it might be risk of drain pour. So this one was a definite hit. For over 10% it is very smooth and not boozy at all. Very buttery mouthfeel. Lots of fruit complexity mixed in here with the usual raisin, fig flavor etc. I find this quad as well made as some of the best from Belgium. Very high caliber quad. Thanks for sharing with me my eager young Beer advocate!
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 00:55:28 | More by bubseymour
Ovila Quad from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 633 ratings.