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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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:
254
For Trade:
11
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Ratings: 1,133 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of Jobin_24
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beefytits4
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Minivan
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moose90
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12.7oz bottle served into 16oz tulip

A – Deep, dark brown in color, nearly black and opaque, thin fleeting mocha colored head.

S – Brown sugar, caramel, plums, coffee, raisins, toffee, bourbon, malty, wonderful.

T – Figs, plums, sugar, malty, sweet. Overall very sweet.

M – Full bodied, long and sweet finish, lingers.

O – Great base beer, I would LOVE to see a barrel aged variant of this; it would really cut down the overly sweet notes and impart a wonderful oaky and dry whisky note.

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Photo of burntoutphilosopher
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

i had this beer at my local pub on draft. had three, and had to pick up a pack next trip.

dark, plums are obvious, sweet, less hops than a Unibreu or some competitors.

good beer, worth trying, as i've found all the Ovila's to be

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
2.39/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This did not hit the mark for me, thin...bland and lacking most of the highlights of this style

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Photo of slipperysoup
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HattedClassic
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is a nice dark brown color that actually has more of a purple hue. The beer smell and taste have some nice plum notes but tends to overwhelm the other notes. The yeast comes out a little bit but not by much. The beer feels a bit thick for a quad but still nice. Overall, a fairly indulgent beer worth getting and keeping you warm during colder temperatures.

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Photo of KJ2013
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of guyute13
4.69/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of caahare
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rlovitt
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ssuraci
3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Spokeasy Public House

A: Pours deep mahogany with ruby hues and a thin khaki head that settles out and laces faintly.

S: A little booze, dark fruit, plumb, a touch of dark cherry, and dark sugar.

T: Dark sugar/toffee, sticky sweet, fruity notes, plumb, a little apricot and cherry, roasted malt, hint of chocolate, and some alcohol on the back end, though not offensive.

M: Full body, low carbonation, rich and smooth with a little warmth.

O: Comes off a bit boozy and sweet. I would love to see what a little age would to to a bottle of this.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MissFargo
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sweet and creamy, highly drinkable...complex...one of my all time favorites.

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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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