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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

719 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 719
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 17
Gots: 98 | 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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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-19-2014 20:02:58 | More by GJ40
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RollCast

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%

02-19-2014 02:48:19 | More by RollCast
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AlbertVogler

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

02-18-2014 16:10:17 | More by AlbertVogler
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ant880

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-17-2014 13:48:45 | More by ant880
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melissajtai

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

02-16-2014 01:22:42 | More by melissajtai
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Taperwookie

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

02-15-2014 17:07:14 | More by Taperwookie
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Carl_R

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +2%

02-15-2014 05:58:24 | More by Carl_R
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dawardster

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

02-15-2014 00:52:59 | More by dawardster
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Dbrulet

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2%

02-14-2014 15:49:44 | More by Dbrulet
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Andonato

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-13-2014 22:21:14 | More by Andonato
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reebtaerG

Maryland

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%

Had on draft at Lures in a pint

A-Pours out a decent brownish color with a small tan head.

S-Aroma is of dried fruits, plum, light hard candy, earth, bitter berries.

T-Taste is complex, full bodied with sweet dried plums, dark cherries, layers of earthy notes, spice and some lingering alcohol burn.

M-Mouthfeel is medium to full body, semi-syrupy feel, low carbonation.

O-Overall a great rich fruity Quad. Solid.

02-13-2014 20:57:28 | More by reebtaerG
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trubeernick

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-13-2014 02:51:11 | More by trubeernick
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jhawth

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -4.1%

Appearance: Poured from beautiful corked and caged 12oz bottle into tulip. Pours an almost solid very dark brown, slightly lighter around the edges. Finger-width, off-white head.

Aroma: Plums and other dark fruits, sweet sugary/caramel-y malt notes, and a noticeable, isopropyl-like alcohol character. Alcohol character fades as it warms.

Taste: Follows nose, with added layer of spiciness from Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, very lively carbonation. Almost overly carbonated.

Overall: Not a bad brew, but not quite as complex or nuanced as I would like a quad to be. Hopefully some age will mellow the booziness and promote the development of some different malt flavors.

02-13-2014 02:48:00 | More by jhawth
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DrinkMoreBigBeers

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%

A - Pours out a dark reddish brown with a dark khaki head that dissipates rather fast. Nice bubbles streaming up, with great lacing and legs.

S - The nose is all sweet malts with plum, raisins, fig, sugar candy, caramel and some of the classic Belgium yeast notes. Smells smooth.

T - Plum, raisins, roast, cherry,roasty breadiness, cinnamon, salty, spicy-alcohol, lingering fig flavor.

M - Soft and pillowy with a medium to full body, sweet in the beginning and drys out toward the end with good carbonation. The spicy alcohol bite of this beer gets to your tongue after a while to the point which I believe it hinders my ability to taste all the flavors.

O - A very nice offering by Sierra Nevada in collaboration with Abbey of New Clairvaux. Solid Quad worth seeking out if you like this style. Only complaint is I wish the finish did not mess with my palate so much, other then that its a winner, cheers!

02-12-2014 22:50:24 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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Swaino

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

02-12-2014 02:45:27 | More by Swaino
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

02-12-2014 02:16:42 | More by Lehighace06
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Xandrose

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

02-12-2014 01:46:52 | More by Xandrose
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

02-12-2014 00:06:40 | More by PaulsBrew
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MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

02-11-2014 18:52:27 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-11-2014 16:29:20 | More by mc4z
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-10-2014 19:21:03 | More by BamfBacon
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bierdeflanders

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-10-2014 07:51:46 | More by bierdeflanders
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

Appearance: Almost black. Deep brown. Not much of a head remains.
Smell: Roasted something. Coffee.
Taste: Roasted coffee, chocolate, alcohol, fruit.

Great! The drink looks so deep and inviting. The smell is pretty good, but rather simple; mainly a roasted malt and coffee hint. The taste has more components. The best to me was the chocolate. It had a delicious, creamy chocolate taste. The alcohol is certainly noticeable, but not over the top for this ABV. All around, this is one to get and try. I would get it again.

02-10-2014 04:37:04 | More by TeamMathis
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -3.3%

12.7 oz corked and caged bottle poured into a Karmeliet tulip glass. No date on the bottle.

Appearance: Clear dark brown, with a deep coppery color when held up to the light. Thin tan foam across the top with occasional islands of lacing - not very persistent lacing. A few bubbles here and there very slowly coming up through the beer.

Smell: When first poured, quite metallic. As it warmed up the metallic is still there, but toffee notes come out. A hint of something fruity every now and then.

Taste: Rich toasted malt, caramel, toffee, some cocoa notes (but these disappeared as the beer warmed up), dark fruits, some spiciness. Definitely on the sweet side. Some tiny hints of warming alcohol as the beer warmed up.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, slick, some lingering alcohol bite and spiciness, but a bit flat as well.

Overall / Drinkability: I don't know if this was supposed to have yeast sediment in it or not, but when I pulled the cork and there was practically no noise I was concerned that something was off with this bottle. No bad tastes, but I wonder if something is missing in this beer given that I'm not picking up the aromas as described on the bottle. Tasty, but not an amazing quad. If there are plums in this, they are well hidden. For the price I cannot see getting it again when there are better quads available.

02-09-2014 23:32:58 | More by damndirtyape
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Christianuriah

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

02-09-2014 22:57:00 | More by Christianuriah
Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 719 ratings.