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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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Ratings: 948
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 29
Gots: 156 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Trilogy31 on 01-30-2013

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Ratings: 948 | Reviews: 202
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Odd that this hasnt been reviewed yet very similar to the regular quad, pours a midnight chestnut brown with the slightest touch of maroon held to light. An espresso crema cap just hangs on through the finish. Nose brings belgian yeast, bran and buckwheat, dark fruity esters and milkshake malt. The taste brings more of the same and while pleasant is one dimensional. Oddly while i do pick up slight dark fruits i cannot find any plums for the life of me - just an average belgian style quad in my book. Nothing to look at here.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pretty solid black, very thin head even with an aggressive pour and even that fades quickly.

Smells of sugar and sweet dark fruit, molasses...not getting a lot of complexity in the nose, just the plums really.

Taste is better and a bit more going on, sweet dark fruit again, plums and blueberry, light chocolate flavor, light roast to back up the sweetness here. Tasty but not exceptional.

Mouthfeel is pretty fizzy for a quad, pretty full body but not crazy thick or cloying. Good drinkability for the style.

Good beer but not as complex as I'd like a quad to be, obviously an American example.


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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.

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