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Ovila Quad - Brandy Barrel Aged - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ovila Quad - Brandy Barrel AgedOvila Quad - Brandy Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 40
Gots: 13 | FT: 3
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: John_M on 10-30-2012)
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Photo of thebigredone
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Burnhearts in Milwaukee.

Pours like any other quad, nice head, looks great.

From there on out, things were a touch down hill. Not sure if this was infected or not, but there were some light-moderate sour fruit notes. They were in competition with the darker, sweeter flavors you would expect in a quad.

Overall, not bad, even if slightly infected.

thebigredone, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of DersOne
4/5  rDev -2.9%

DersOne, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.5/5  rDev -15%

DoubleSimcoe, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Atomicskis5
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Atomicskis5, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of illidurit
4/5  rDev -2.9%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of davesway10
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

davesway10, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of djre4orm
4/5  rDev -2.9%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of robbrandes
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

robbrandes, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -9%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of troegaarden
4/5  rDev -2.9%

troegaarden, May 17, 2013
Photo of marct
4/5  rDev -2.9%

marct, May 10, 2013
Photo of impending
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A-

375ml into a tulip. Pours a deep cola mahogany, café au lait colored decent head, ok lacing.

The aroma reached from the glass, the brandy initially. Early rotting dark fruits, semi sweet molasses, vanilla, oak while the brandy recedes over successive sniffs.

The taste is precisely what the scent indicated. Tons of dark fruits. Just a tad dry with a low level mineral bitter, the oak is most pronounced in the fading aftertaste. Medium full bodied creamy but not cloying mouthfeel. Warms well. The world needs more barrel aged quads.
cheers
jd

impending, May 10, 2013
Photo of willhans8
3.75/5  rDev -9%

willhans8, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of chefduff2
3.75/5  rDev -9%

chefduff2, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of thegerm87
3.75/5  rDev -9%

thegerm87, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of AlexChillton
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

AlexChillton, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of SalukiAlum
3.75/5  rDev -9%

SalukiAlum, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

375ml bottle into Portsmouth snifter.

A: Pours a deep cranberry red with a short lived light brown head that faded into a faint collar leaving wisps of lace down the glass.
S: Buttery notes of barrel, sweet brandy scents, plum jam, raisins and other dark fruits. Light volatile alcohol.
T: Sweet brandy, sherry, prunes, black pepper and spice, light cocoa, light vanilla, cola, red wine, toffee, and a touch of leather in the finish. Boozy and sweet aftertaste with spice following.
M: My least favorite part of the beer. The carbonation is soda-like, and the body is too thin and light. Slick, tingly, watery and greasy mouthfeel.
O: Not as good as the original or the plum version (which I thought was awesome). Pretty good flavor but nothing special in my opinion.

scottfrie, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of brotherloco
3.75/5  rDev -9%

brotherloco, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of USMCPayne
4/5  rDev -2.9%

USMCPayne, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

THECPJ, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -15%

kscaldef, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark red-brown with a finger of frothy khaki-brown head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet dark caramel malts with raisins, dates, other dark fruits, Brandy, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, spices, and some booze.

T - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisins, dates, other dark fruits, oak, Brandy, vanilla, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, other spices, candi sugar, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Nicely balanced Quad with great mouthfeel. The barrel adds some nice complexity.

ngeunit1, Feb 28, 2013
Ovila Quad - Brandy Barrel Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.