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Ovila Quad - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

634 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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ebrauser

Utah

3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750

THis one is a deep brown with thick, flaky brown head with no stickiness and dissipates very quickly. Smells of big cherries and stringent alcohol. Deep dark fruits with spiciness on the nose with some nutmeg also. The flavor is of dark fruit and very strong-armed. Plums and figs move through sticky-sweet malt that pulls through an earthy finish. The aftertaste is rich and lasting.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 03:19:32 | More by ebrauser
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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.

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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.