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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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4/5  rDev +1%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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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.

stephens101, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

mendvicdog, Apr 27, 2014
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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.

ahommell, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Futhark21, Apr 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

cjgator3, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

marleyr, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

dfillius, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

afsdan, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Disease, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

MistyMountainHops, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

jlmathis, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

little_star, Apr 04, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +3%

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.

Toffee, prune juice, rum raisin, brown bread, spicy alcohol, pressed grape, cough medicine, and a touch of dark chocolate. Really exquisite. Tons of complexity. Rather sweet, but decadently good. Mild bitterness that's aided by the booze. A liquory, fruity, Belgian dessert monster.

Very thick. Mouth-coating viscosity. Great body and a kick of gas, to boot. A sipper feel with big sipper strength.

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.

thecheapies, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Gregg_Kawakami, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

BigOldOaf, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Drknight, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Wbassett, Mar 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

jopezu, Mar 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Jcarter1221, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Loco_Joe, Mar 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

sammy806, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

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