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Ovila Quad - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

669 Ratings
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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 27
Gots: 60 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikechance on 10-29-2011)
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LeRose

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled. Aroma is toffee, malty, sweetness, very inviting (come hither and drink me...), whiff of alcohol. Some fruity, raisin, prune aroma. Dark mahogany color. Rich, tan lingering head that persists but not too thick. Very toasted tasting, bready, malty, dark fruit. Nice sweetness, tingle from the alcohol. Thick on the tongue (my initial comment was "chewy" on first sip), but not much aftertaste, lingering malty/yeasty sweetness. Very suitable as a hearty meal accompaniment. Enjoyed and would definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 16:09:16 | More by LeRose
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Poured from a 750 ml brown bottle into a St. Feuillien goblet. 2012 vintage purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Murky dark brown with a rim of off-white small bubbles which leave no lacing.

S: Big blasts of dark fruit reminiscent of rum raisin with prune and fig and a nice earthy hoppiness completing the nose. No alcohol detected. The yeast esters are also fruity and a bit leathery and musty, but not in a negative way.

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Ovila Quad from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 669 ratings.