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Ovila Quad - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 718
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 28
Gots: 66 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: mikechance on 10-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 718 | Reviews: 195
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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this is a huge beer. feel the burn! it pours a nice darker than brick red color, opaque and frothy. the nose is sweet malts, rotting wood, and alcohol. maybe some molasses in there as well. any subtleties are knocked over by the alcoholic nose. the flavor is really nice, complex and sweet. malt profile is caramel and cereal, yummy. there is a touch of interesting yeast about to make a statement, but then the alcohol comes in and wipes it out before it can get going. the finish is fire, maybe some time in the cellar would chill this out a bit. mouthfeel was a little heavy because of the sugar, and a little harsh because of the alcohol, but i like it still. this is a monster quad, even as quads go. id like to revisit it after some time, but this is a bottle to share by any standards.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a caged and corked 750ml bottle in mid-April from Total Wine for $8.99.

Beer poured a reddish brown with a nice off white head.

Nose is a strong dose of dark fruits.

Taste is almost wine like, figs and raisins lie over a nice malt layer, hints of chocolate, and a distracting bitter orange peel finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth from the belgian yeast strain.

Overall this is a pretty solid beer. The orange peel bitterness is a detraction to what could be a spectacular beer.

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Ovila Quad from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.