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Ovila Quad - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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89
very good

634 Ratings
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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%


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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WesWes

New York

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a translucent dark brown/burgundy color with a thick frothy off-white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a rich caramel nose with hints of dark fruit and warm alcohol. It's dry with a touch of roasted character and wonderful fig aroma. The taste is good as well. It has a smooth roasted malt and caramel flavor along with good deal of Belgian yeast fruitiness and a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a tasty beer that's not overly complex, but drinks well; another solid offering from Sierra Nevada's newest collaboration.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 22:54:59 | More by WesWes
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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.

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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.

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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!

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Ovila Quad from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.