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Ovila Quad - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

688 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 688
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 28
Gots: 62 | 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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Ratings: 688 | Reviews: 192 | Display Reviews Only:
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carneyxii

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +26.3%

06-16-2014 22:22:24 | More by carneyxii
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RollienCoal

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1%

06-15-2014 03:11:41 | More by RollienCoal
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target88

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-14-2014 00:12:11 | More by target88
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elNopalero

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +3%

This pours a ruddy raisin brown color with light foam. There’s a bit of stone fruit and plums on the aroma, with an earthy estery profile. I find the flavor to be sweetish but not cloying, with some plums and figgy notes. Comes off smooth and almost velvety.

06-11-2014 16:55:52 | More by elNopalero
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billhelm

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-09-2014 14:44:49 | More by billhelm
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.2%

06-03-2014 23:21:40 | More by BcOneSeven
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

06-03-2014 19:00:10 | More by ChrisMon02
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TheFlea1

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +1%

06-01-2014 02:16:38 | More by TheFlea1
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themind

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.2%

05-31-2014 14:47:39 | More by themind
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-25-2014 01:56:00 | More by PappyVans
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j0hnc2468

New York

3/5  rDev -24.2%

05-23-2014 01:16:00 | More by j0hnc2468
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thkrb99

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-22-2014 00:30:40 | More by thkrb99
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ajdemma

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1%

05-20-2014 00:13:01 | More by ajdemma
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-18-2014 22:01:25 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1%

05-18-2014 20:02:55 | More by Georgiabeer
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J_Dub

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

05-16-2014 03:22:20 | More by J_Dub
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argock

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured from a 750 ml brown bottle into a St. Feuillien goblet. 2012 vintage purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Murky dark brown with a rim of off-white small bubbles which leave no lacing.

S: Big blasts of dark fruit reminiscent of rum raisin with prune and fig and a nice earthy hoppiness completing the nose. No alcohol detected. The yeast esters are also fruity and a bit leathery and musty, but not in a negative way.

T: This really opens up as it warms with a cannonade of dark fruitiness -- fig, raisin, and plum -- steeped but not overwhelmed by light malty and medium caramel sweetness and countered with background earthy, herbal hopping that brings a low-moderate bitterness. It borders BDSA a little bit, but the sweetness does plunge it pretty well into quad territory.

M: Very smooth and easy to drink with low carbonation and medium body.

O: Ovila Quad is a really enjoyable beer where the maltiness dominates and is delivered in a readily drinkable package. It's not the most complex beer in this style, but it is one of the most approachable and drinkable. A very enjoyable and nice example of the style.

05-14-2014 03:12:33 | More by argock
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neckbeered

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-12-2014 17:30:36 | More by neckbeered
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BeerDazed

Wisconsin

3.66/5  rDev -7.6%

First...This 12oz.+ bottle was very cool looking. Corked with metal twisty holding it in, and the graphic of the monk, and associated text/description was nicely executed. (Thick glass used for this bottle too. Really thick.)

I poured in a tulip, and it had a nice dark brown with fat finger head. Medium carbonation.

The aroma had plum, raisin,caramel, and that funky Belgian yeast.

Taste is solid. Very complex flavors and a (too?) warming bit of alcohol in the finish. (I think this one ranked at 10.2% abv.

For the style, very well done, and I would buy again if the opportunity arose. So many different Belgian-style brews though...Gotta keep trying different ones.

Note of interest...The Plums used in this beer were grown on the grounds of the Abbey by the monks. A collaborative beer worth the price of admission!

05-12-2014 00:46:20 | More by BeerDazed
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-02-2014 02:03:47 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

04-29-2014 20:10:56 | More by atrocity
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.4/5  rDev +11.1%

Dark brown with a thin and wispy tan head.

Aroma consists of so many ripe fruits (plum, raisin, persimmon), grain, burnt sugar and caramel. Finely tuned and intriguing so far.

Smooth with prominent caramel followed by dark fruits, grain and yeast. The alcohol heat lingers just right.

Well-balanced, nearing delicate, but has a definite punch.

All beer politics aside, this one is underrated for sure.

04-28-2014 23:29:45 | More by stephens101
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

04-27-2014 03:09:59 | More by mendvicdog
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ahommell

Mississippi

4.29/5  rDev +8.3%

NOTE: Poured from corcked bottle into Chimay Chalice and then re-reviewed from corked bottle into Delirium Tremens Chalice. Both had similar reviews... but one big difference was the fruity esters. I liked them more from the Chimay Chalice than the DT. But this is merely a personal thing. The head had better retention in DT.

A: True to style. Black, dank and murky. Light cream colored head that is half a finger and stays around as it sinks into a creamy sticky coating to the beer.

S: Fruit, spicy and dark. Belgian yeast, but with a twist... it is light and fruity. Oak. dark cherries.

T: Spice! much more than the scent. Dark fruit (plums). Dark candi sugar. Smooth into the burn of the alcohol. Not the greatest example of the style... but this is fantastic attempt.

M: Smooth as a 10% beer from the states is going to be. Medium bodied.

O: Worth a try. I bought a 4 pack and will have no problem keeping it to myself; hidden from my room mates. If it was a little cheaper a 4 pack... I'd be happier buying it. Otherwise, I'd rather spend a few more dollars and get Chimay, Hommel (Obviously... it is my last name! although... not a quad), or even T. Rochefort. Still, like I said... worth the try and very enjoyable.

04-27-2014 00:42:29 | More by ahommell
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

04-24-2014 23:02:13 | More by leprechaunandfatman
Ovila Quad from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.