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Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With PlumsOvila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums

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BA SCORE
88
very good

622 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 622
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Trilogy31 on 01-30-2013)
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Vimarsh

California

4/5  rDev +2%

10-21-2013 22:22:38 | More by Vimarsh
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GregA135

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown/dark purple color

You can slightly smell the plums, a bit of raisins, dark fruits

Smooth with a sweet plum taste, the plum isn't overbearing and works well with the other flavors

Lightly carbonated, and easy on the palate

A good Quad, the plums give a great taste and color for the beer

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 01:21:18 | More by GregA135
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daledeee

Iowa

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A single bottle I couldn't pass up. $3.75 price tag is also good!

Poured this into a big wine type glass. Got a very dark body, even for a quad and some head but that didn't last.

Smell at first was pretty alcoholic. Dark fruit as well. The alcohol went away after a little breathing time. Then it was purely dark fruit(figs and prunes).

Taste is very balanced. Early, dark fruit, spice and on the sweet side. This beer is very enjoyable to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 00:59:30 | More by daledeee
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bartlettc42

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

04-21-2014 23:15:36 | More by bartlettc42
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dfillius

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

04-19-2014 01:43:31 | More by dfillius
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Minnesota_beer_guy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

04-18-2014 18:24:47 | More by Minnesota_beer_guy
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

04-18-2014 03:07:22 | More by warnerry
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-17-2014 02:02:03 | More by afsdan
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MistyMountainHops

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

04-16-2014 03:53:54 | More by MistyMountainHops
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Bonis

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-15-2014 03:55:54 | More by Bonis
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jason_nwx

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-13-2014 20:00:10 | More by jason_nwx
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

04-13-2014 02:30:45 | More by smithj4
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

04-12-2014 17:34:41 | More by paulish
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jnjander

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%

04-12-2014 17:11:53 | More by jnjander
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev +2%

04-12-2014 05:24:20 | More by Gobzilla
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aklude

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-12-2014 05:01:46 | More by aklude
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Kettle1

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

04-11-2014 23:25:08 | More by Kettle1
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Snagged a bottle for 5 dollars tax included from the House of 1,000 beers. Into a pint glass.
A - Big dark bold ruby brown almost porter pitch black with a 1/2 inch of deep mocha head, that seems to be fizzing out rather quickly.
S - Must be very balanced since the smell is very tame. Fruity yeasts, notes of dark fruits obviously Plums and some underlining biscuit and caramel scents.
T - The addition to plums not only improves the tartness of the beer but really rounds out the overall taste of the chalky yeasts and alcohol sting. It is fairy complex with layers of dark fruit flavor and finishes with balanced sweetness. This is what I expected from "Pretty Things Baby Tree in terms of a quad brewed with plums.
M - Medium bodied not super sticky but sort of chewy. Love how the alcohol doesn't bite back.

Overall this was well worth the price of admission and I could see purchasing a four pack for around 15 bucks (works out to a 7.50 bomber) Tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 23:29:33 | More by DrDemento456
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MAUEX_MFA

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2%

04-09-2014 18:45:10 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured chilled in shaker pint glasses at home

A: purplish black, half-finger creamy head, very fine bubbles, excellent lacing
S: bubblegum; very boozy; classic roasted malt aroma
T: fig raisin, dark fruit; cherry; complex and boozy; opens up nicely as it warms into further complex tastes; belgian yeast
M: thick, mealy

This is an amazing beer--congrats SN!

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 15:08:32 | More by Arithmeticus
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

04-07-2014 18:43:26 | More by bleedsblu
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice deep red mahogany colour, with solid retention.

S - Sweet dark fruits. Booziness and a little yeastiness.

T - Tasty stuff. The plum is quite faint but it does lend this beer additional sweetness compared with a traditional quad. Soreen loaf, brandy. It tastes pleasant, but perhaps a little one-dimensional.

M - Nice carbonation, although could use a little weightiness and stickiness.

O - A tasty beer at a good price. Worth trying for sure. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 06:10:08 | More by abeeronthebeach
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WKyle

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-05-2014 22:04:10 | More by WKyle
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ImperialStout

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-05-2014 18:33:52 | More by ImperialStout
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

04-05-2014 01:51:18 | More by timontheroad
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Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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