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

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736 Ratings
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Ratings: 736
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 17
Gots: 102 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DarthGuitarHero, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

brycevolk, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of jkball01
4/5  rDev +1.8%

jkball01, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of dgilks
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Opaque dark brown colour with a big, fluffy tan head. Good head retention. Some legs.

Richly alcoholic with a distinct ethanol aroma. Dark dried fruits and a little nutty. Lacking a bit of malt on the nose.

Ripe fruit. Tons of dried fig and raisin. Lots of alcohol verging on nail varnish remover. Very caramelised malt. Some earth. Pretty complex but dominated by the alcohol.

Medium to medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A solid beer. The flavours really work though the alcohol shines through a bit.

dgilks, Nov 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

lehueve, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

YieldToNothing, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Spider889
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Spider889, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Vimarsh
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Vimarsh, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of BrkfstOfChmpns
4/5  rDev +1.8%

BrkfstOfChmpns, Oct 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

zachary80, Oct 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

bigfnjoe, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of NickyDee21
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

NickyDee21, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

NHhomebrewguy, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Cramerican
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Cramerican, Oct 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30%

Sazz9, Oct 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

tarheels4life23, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of scotorum
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled `1/10/13.

Poured from the fancy corked and caged 12.7 oz. bottle into a Duvel snifter.

a: Clear near black ruby with a quickly-receding finger thick tan head which left a surface foam and just a trace of lacing here and there.

s: Dark fruit. As it warms, dark malt becomes more prominent.

t: Dark malt over fruit with some hop balance. Refined. High ABV is well handled, although it becomes more evident in the throat towards the finish.

m: Substantial. Great carbonation.

o: An excellent brew. Flavorful and satisfying.

scotorum, Sep 27, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

Onelove, Sep 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Newenglandcraftbrew, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 2/7/2013. Pours hazy nearly opaque reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of raisin, plum, prune, banana, clove, pepper, toast, dark bread, molasses, candi sugar, light chocolate, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, plum, and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, plum, banana, toast, brown bread, clove, pepper, molasses, candi sugar, light chocolate, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, banana, toast, dark bread, clove, molasses, candi sugar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity/spicy esters; with good plum flavor presence and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice quadrupel style. All around good balance and complexity of malt, yeast, and plum flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 20, 2013
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3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours black with ruby highlights and a large head.
Nose shows brown sugar, candi sugar, golden syrup. Incredibly sweet-smelling.
Somewhat harsh flavours, with hot alcohol throughout. Lots of sweetness with golden syrup and candied figs. Cloying finish.
Carbonation feels a bit full-on.

CrazyDavros, Sep 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

user785335, Sep 16, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a darkish brown colour with tanned head that disippates fairly quickly

S - Dark fruits, caramel,toffee with some hint of vanilla

T - Lots of dark fruit including raisins, caramel, malty, sweet candy although a little boozy on the finish.

M - Medium carbonation with medium body

O - A fairly complex beer that is balanced very fairly nicely despite the slightly boozy finish.

PolarBear3, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

ironchefmiyagi13, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Pookie, Sep 08, 2013
Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 736 ratings.