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

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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

712 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 17
Gots: 95 | FT: 8
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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pugartheterrible

California

1.25/5  rDev -68.1%

01-07-2014 23:14:27 | More by pugartheterrible
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kustard

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -61.7%

03-04-2013 15:59:46 | More by kustard
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -49%

03-21-2013 02:51:54 | More by thegerm87
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Onelove

California

2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

09-25-2013 02:34:33 | More by Onelove
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Parrotshake

Australia

2.48/5  rDev -36.7%

Pours like a proper quad, an opaque brown with a big tan head. Smells of raisin toast, brown sugar, cloves, rum and coke.

Tastes a bit like cough medicine. Weird sweetness overpowers the malt and the carbonation and it just seems like a slug of medicine every time you take a sip. A bit harsh, too. If you needed an excuse not to try American examples of Belgian styles, this is a good one.

07-28-2013 17:46:20 | More by Parrotshake
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Bung

Michigan

2.49/5  rDev -36.5%

375ml. Dark cola brown pour, thin layer of off white head. Retained for a little while.

Aroma, pretty sweet, candied fruit, plum, some prune and fig.

Taste, a little sweet malt and brown sugar up front. Some yeastiness, allspice. Goes into plum other light candy fruit. Finish is cherry medicine.

About medium body, I thought a bit low on carbonation which did not help the cough syrup like nature of this. A little warming, like a nice shot of Nyquil.

It feels like this is close, maybe some time, maybe some small tweaks in the recipe. As it is seems a bit medicinal. It seems to get worse as it warms.

03-21-2013 02:22:33 | More by Bung
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

12.7 oz caged and corked bottle. Pours dark amber with a medium creamy tan head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass some.

The aroma is bready malts, dark fruits, some floral wood, Belgian yeast and a bit of harsh alcohol.

The flavor is sweet woody floral malts, with dark fruits and some harsh charred alcohol. It's got some off notes that I can't identify too (plastic and cardboard). The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I didn't care for this. I remember it being fruitier with less off notes last I had it (still not great though).

05-31-2013 04:59:31 | More by Beaver13
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Zbeetleman

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

07-09-2013 06:59:27 | More by Zbeetleman
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Tom-Peters

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

06-28-2013 17:13:57 | More by Tom-Peters
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

2.66/5  rDev -32.1%

375ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours extremely dark amber/brown, nearly black, with a finger of beige head on a decent pour.

S: Lots of juicy, sweet plums. They pretty much obliterate all other aromas in this one. I really don't get anything else.

T: Again, lots of sweet plums here. Thankfully, I do get some other flavors, though. I get some prunes and a bit of spicy esters.

M: quite thick for the style with low carbonation.

O: Not particularly complex, this beer is overtaken by plums. It's too sweet without enough esters. Not terrible, but certainly in the bottom half of Quads.

03-15-2013 03:25:29 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Sazz9

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

10-04-2013 00:14:57 | More by Sazz9
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UncleNeighborChris

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

02-28-2013 12:21:28 | More by UncleNeighborChris
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Heretic42

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

03-04-2013 01:51:42 | More by Heretic42
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chefduff2

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

04-21-2013 16:20:20 | More by chefduff2
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camartin27

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

08-22-2013 22:53:39 | More by camartin27
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bellb

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

05-04-2013 23:19:03 | More by bellb
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eulerthegrape

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

04-19-2013 20:44:26 | More by eulerthegrape
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

2.76/5  rDev -29.6%

08-24-2014 01:55:54 | More by BcOneSeven
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-18-2013 09:26:23 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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DrunkenMonk

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

06-13-2014 04:01:48 | More by DrunkenMonk
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-25-2013 07:50:03 | More by bigbeers84
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BeerlyLegal

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

This beer surprised me. It's pours very dark with little head. By dark its basically pitch black.

The plums have the biggest impact.

It's got a nice nice airy, fruity scent but the taste and mouthfeel is like grape/plum soda.

I'm a big Sierra Nevada fan, however this beer isn't that amazing alone. With a meal it might be alright.

Poured it from a 12.7 corked bottle into a pint glass.

02-27-2013 02:44:12 | More by BeerlyLegal
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.5%

03-01-2013 13:27:31 | More by JamesShoemaker
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humulusphile

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-13-2013 00:26:21 | More by humulusphile
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-13-2013 00:26:28 | More by brez8791
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Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.