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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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906 Ratings
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Ratings: 906
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 25
Gots: 133 | 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:
Beer added by: Trilogy31 on 01-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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).

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, corked n caged, served in avery tulip

rich chocolate malts, sweet dark fruits - plum, dried cherries, dates. Woody undertones, peppercorn, clove, cocoa, molasses, fruitcake. A bit dry in the finish. Dope label art and a nice price for the style - an impulse buy, and not one to be regretted

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A cork and caged 12.7 oz bottle bought in February and kept refrigerated until now. Poured into a snifter this beer provides a thin finger of tan bubbly head that quickly breaks completely down. Dark brown with red highlights with held up to the light. Clear.

Aromas of plums and notes of Belgian yeast-definitely estery. A rich malt sweetness with a bit of bread and some lightly roasted notes. Some spicy peppery phenolic notes and a nice alcohol aroma.

Taste is similar to the nose. With a sweet malt character with hints of roasted malt. A bit sweet in the finish but rather quick and semi-dry. Plenty of yeast charcter with weak phenolic peppery taste with a fair amount of a vapory alcohol finish...but not overpowering.

Medium bodied for a quad with fair levels of carbonation with an alcoholic finish.

Overall this is probably the best American quad I've had. A bit boozier than the world class versions but with most of the nice flavor qualities of those. A nice beer.

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Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.