Ovila Quad - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Star80:
4.25/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours out a dark mahogany color with a thin disappearing head. The bottle definitely was under pressure so I just think this is how the beer was made.
S: Smell floral, syrupy, caramel, spicey and some dark ripened fruits. Which fruits I don't know but it smells very complex.
T: Taste is fruity, spicey with a very hoppy aftertaste. Not much alcohol burn for a big beer, actually quite smooth.
M: Mouthfeel is pretty smooth as I mentioned before.Perhaps the disappearing head was done on purpose?
O: It's been a while since I've indulged in a quadrupel and this reminds me what I've been missing. Something decadent about a big bold quad with lots of deep caramel malts, big floral hops and spicy aftertastes. Reminds what I love about good beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2012 01:38:33 | More by Star80
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
Ovila Quad from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 637 ratings.