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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Trilogy31 on 01-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,133
Reviews:
232
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
253
For Trade:
11
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing, plums came through and this was beer of 2014 for me.

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

EVERY time i have this beer it absolutely BLOWS. My. Mind. The malts and booziness and sweetness and dryness are all perfectly balanced with dark fruits and plums. This is a perfect quad ale i.m.h.o. I dont get how this beer hasnt gotten more higher or even perfect reviews. I mean there has to be a least a couple perfect beers in each style... ???? !!! ?!?!?

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Photo of anthony-martinez
4.92/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of kerry4porters
4.84/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

delicious candied plum with dark sugar and bready yeast delicious beer all around fantastically done.

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4.84/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.84/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.83/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.79/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.78/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.77/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a caged and corked 12.7oz bottle into a Chimay chalice. Picked this up from Woodmans on the West Side of Madison, WI. I think a steal at $11.99 for a four pack, but I am partial to this style. Bought a pack about a week ago and went back to get 2 more a few days later after my first taste.

I usually don't comment on packaging, but this could be the coolest product packaging I have come across. Heavy duty caged and corked bottle with a bowing, hooded monk on the front. Perfect.

A very dark pour. Only a shade off of a stout. Thin tan head that hangs around for a while. Almost no lacing.

Brown sugar, sweet dark fruit with almost a grape-like taste in the middle, which maybe the plums. Nice slightly bitter cocoa aftertaste. Alcohol is hidden well, but there is a nice little alcohol burn if you concentrate

Small bubbles. Nice champagne like carbonation, which lasts throughout. Thick full and creamy.

I am very partial to this style so I tend to rate this type of beer highly. But this is a really great American made Quad. Thank you Sierra Nevada for this wonderful beer at such a great price. I would compare this to Abt 12 or Chimay blue. If you can get a hold of this one give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

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4.77/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer. The smell is hypnotizing. Taste is even better.

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Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.95 out of 5 based on 1,133 ratings.
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