Ovila Quad
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Style:
Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)
ABV:
10.4%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 10.83%
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
739
From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
  76
SCORE
89
Very Good
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

I_heart_beer from California, Aug 03, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's a great quad, no doubt, but doesn't hold a candle to some of the benchmark guys like St. Bernardus or Rochefort. Pretty solid taste of dark fruit and some spice, but the flavors aren't as diverse or as layered as I would like it. A little hot on the back-end.

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BranfordBound from Connecticut, Jul 13, 2015
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Zuidman from Illinois, Feb 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

balinor from Connecticut, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

PthPndr from Florida, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

2neardead from California, May 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

SethK from New Hampshire, Jul 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Dreamer from Pennsylvania, Feb 28, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mgm54 from Illinois, Aug 07, 2015
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass - Tulip

A - A dark mahogany colored brew with little clarity. One-finger head. No lacing left on my glass.

S - I got alcohol, cherry and a general tartness upfront. It was dry with a bit of mustiness that I think was coming from the yeast. I also got a slight almond and some faint cocoa.

T - I picked up that same alcoholic, cherry, tartness that I smelled. Star anise, clove and herbal/leafy like hop flavors followed. It finishes with subtle bitterness and lingering clove, cinnamon and alcohol. It tasted smooth and very soft.

M - Moderate crispness and a smooth feel. Around medium bodied.

O - Overall I thought the beer was well rounded, and very drinkable. It was a very simple beer to me, nothing really jumped out at me in the flavor, just a very mellow and balanced brew. For the price I probably wouldn't buy it again, but I'd drink it again for sure.

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PintOHops from California, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

dorkinajeep from Wisconsin, Aug 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

carneyxii from Pennsylvania, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Wiz99 from Minnesota, Nov 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

muskiesman from New Jersey, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

IPAaron from Virginia, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

NateMac13 from Illinois, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Jcarter1221 from Oklahoma, Mar 16, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown and opaque with plum/mahogany edges and a two finger light beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

spicy, vinous aroma with lots of estery dark fruit notes and slightly roasted malt.  Slightly medicinal with hints of pepper, plum, raisin, dark cherry and other berries.  Faint caramel malt.

Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a nice balance of zesty spice, sweet and dark fruit and slightly roasted malt. Hints of pepper and clove followed by sweet vinous fruit especially grape, plum, raisin and dark cherry.  More prominent malt character than expected with some caramel, toffee and chocolate.  Subtle alcohol and rye spiciness in finish. Well balanced wih an excellently masked Abv making it deceptively drinkable.  Realy nice.  Wasn't into the dubble but this was very good.

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corby112 from Pennsylvania, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

sailorastro from Connecticut, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

kmos27 from Pennsylvania, Aug 10, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great looking beer, nice head, pours like a dream. Love the smell, sweet and rich. A bit of a hint of yeast. A very good taste a I drank it just a touch warmer that I would have liked but the flavor is still very much present of sweet malt. A bit more carbonated than I would have liked but it does help to open up the flavors and and does feel very good going down. Over all I would say really good beer. I would recommend as a desert type.

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exodus1369 from California, Jan 24, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a murky, rusty brown with a 2 finger tan head.

S - I'm not getting a lot besides caramel, candied sugars & dark fruits.

T - Candied malts, slightly bready, roasted caramel and a dab of dark fruits.

M - Medium bodied & carbonation.

O - Not a stellar quad but one that is above the median of the group, IMO.

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cvm4 from Mississippi, Dec 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

KolbMarley from Pennsylvania, Jan 28, 2014
Ovila Quad from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 739 ratings