1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Ovila Quad - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Ovila QuadOvila Quad

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

695 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 695
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 695 | Reviews: 192 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

ryan1788a5, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of dorkinajeep
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

dorkinajeep, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of One2Remeber
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snifter

A: Pours a mild brown color forming a creamy layer of tan/leather head. Body is a dark, murky brown with a hint of dark red hue.

S: Caramel, toffee, Belgian yeast smells like creamy banana pudding. Heavy baked grain aroma.

T/M: Smell all over in the taste. Crisp, sharp flavors are pronounced but the body is slippery smooth. Hardly any boozy feel until after swallow; leaves a hint of burn expected for style.

O: Light body, heavy yeast, low alcohol feel. Extremely clean and refreshing. Tastes like a fresh beer, I plan on grabbing a bottle to age for a couple years. Highly recommended, but needs some aging.

One2Remeber, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

drewone, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of ThomasG19
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

ThomasG19, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Nickfellow007
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Nickfellow007, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Sum1tohate
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Sum1tohate, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of nealbert
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

nealbert, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of CopeTech
4.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A lovely Belgium Quad, I am revisiting the Ovilas after an initial bad experience.
The most out standing characteristic was the taste, clearly a nice dry quad traditional to the abbey ale houses (no surprises).
Nice deep color, rich and dark.
The carbonation is light, head is not distracting from the flavors.
An excellent addition to the available quads here in California.

CopeTech, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice aan amber infused deep chesnut brown with a sticky light tannish colored head atop.a very complex and appetizing nose with dark candied fruit,toasty bread,deep brown sugar,and spiced phenols in the nose,very well rounded with not one element dominating.Flavors of candied dark fruit and yeasty spiced phenols dominate,it's not overly sweet as the alcohol is not overly big, and it has a nice bready malt base.A real nice quad wich is my favorite "Belgian" style,alot going on but in good balance.

oberon, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of jdhilt
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Opaque brown color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit and alcohol nose and flavor is malty raisin, caramel and some alcohol. $10.99 for a 750ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

jdhilt, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of sailorastro
4/5  rDev +1%

sailorastro, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev +1%

HoistinBrews, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Jason_Quad
4/5  rDev +1%

Jason_Quad, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of AaronBurr
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

AaronBurr, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Peller80
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Peller80, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

big up to my BA in crime andrenaline for including this in our last cross canada trade
A - clear, deep dark bubbly brown, thumb of head retained very respectably
S - a mix of both estery and phenol yeasty aromas, candied dark fruits, pears, and molasses
T - strong phenols of grape and plumb flavor, spice, molasses, burnt sugars, and light sweet alcohol
M - relatively light, creamy smooth, rich and a little sticky, high octane quality is very well hidden
O - a big ass beer that any full blooded beer advocate should try, bravo Sierra Nevada, and thanks again to andrenaline for giving me a chance to enjoy this!

joemcgrath27, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of wells9uk
4/5  rDev +1%

wells9uk, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of LarryMyers
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

LarryMyers, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of WritersBlock
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

WritersBlock, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Hardcore
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Hardcore, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Leftfield00
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Leftfield00, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of tut2528
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours very dark copper tone. Very little head formation, nice film remains throughout the duration of the brew. moderate lacing.

S: Strong very large dark fruits, very sweet sugars, mild Belgian yeasts, very thin alcohol.

Taste: again, strong dark fruits, with heavier yeast than the nose. Alcohol is mild again but can be felt on the lips. Rich caramel creates a nice note.

O: decent beer, typical quad... nothing to get excited about. I find the yeast in this one toned down compared to other quads. However, this is a very filling brew and pretty rich.

tut2528, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of Vylo
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Vylo, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Kmccabe33
4/5  rDev +1%

Kmccabe33, Jun 12, 2012
Ovila Quad from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 695 ratings.