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Ovila Quad - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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very good

693 Ratings
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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 28
Gots: 64 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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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.

elNopalero, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

J_Dub, May 16, 2014
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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.

argock, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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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!

BeerDazed, May 12, 2014
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Ovila Quad from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.