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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

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Trilogy31 on 01-30-2013

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3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


375 picked up at the COOP for a VERY respectable $3.50... Cheap almost!!

Poured into my HotD goblet.. The brew is dark dark walnut brown with only some garnet showing through down at the stem end of the glass... dark tan head rises and then drops pretty quickly.

The aromas are nice.. not as rich as many quads, but still there are plenty of dark maltiness and more fruity esters than spicy notes... fruity notes actually outweigh the malts for the most part..

Flavors are sorta traditional.. again, very fruity without the background toasty malts... the malt is there, but obliterated by the esters and residual fruits..

Body and carbonation are pretty square...

Where are the plums?? Are they the fruity culprit that dried this one out? Did they get rid of the traditional maltiness?

Interesting... I will buy more for sure, but I have a hard time putting this one in the same wheelhouse as the Continental Quads..


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Photo of Trilogy31
3.29/5  rDev -16.7%
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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Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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