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Ovila Quad - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

676 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 29
Gots: 61 | 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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Spider889

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Opened this bottle at Winking Lizard. Poured into an Ovila chalice.

The pour produces a shorter head of cream color. The beer is dark, nearly black. Though I suppose in better lighting it would be a deep mahogany color. The head recedes slightly, but I am left with a nice perpetual cap of foam. No lacing though.

The aroma is of cocoa powder and fresh figs/dates. There's a hint of brown sugar and the kiss of molasses as well.

The flavor is very dark and malty for a quad. There's a little less sweetness and fruit flavor than in many other examples. Cocoa and molasses are as prominent here as in the aroma. Rich old leather and mild toffee notes also help set Ovila Quad above most of its American brethren. There are also some sweet maple esters on the finish.

Smooth and easy to drink. Soft carbonation. Full bodied with well-hidden alcohol.

Overall this is easily the best American Quad I have ever had, and what a great value to boot. Sierra Nevada has promised to re-release some of the series again in 2012 - I sincerely hope that Quad is on that list.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 00:24:57 | More by Spider889
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Ovila Quad from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.