Ovila Quad - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Spider889:
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
More User Reviews:
4.84/5 rDev +22.2%
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 622 ratings.