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

Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With PlumsOvila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums
BA SCORE
83.7%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 1,134 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Trilogy31 on 01-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,817
Reviews:
232
Ratings:
1,134
Liked:
949
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
10.78%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
254
Trade:
11
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,134 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of seabeetastetest
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of majorlance
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of melzie
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brevbin
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rootscipio
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vkv822
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz : tulip

Pours near black with a foamy light tan head.

Lightly boozy, dark fruit, Belgian candi sugar, cocoa and caramel notes.

Medium body, low fizzy carbonation.

A well done Quad, great mix of flavors.

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Photo of Zetcha7x
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlawrence
4.77/5  rDev +19.5%
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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Photo of shadyside
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fine brew. Sorry it is just a one-timer. Probably in my top 10 beers.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZorroPlateado
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of connor4835
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timmynyc
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hypersomnia
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColdOneKev
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasDawg
4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maz
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DeeGeeeC
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-hunter
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a corked 12.7 oz bottle into snifter glass. 10.2% abv

Appearance- Pours a deep dark brown, borderline black. Two finger beige head that dissipates quickly.

Smell- Belgian yeast which has that unique sugary aroma, caramel, toffee, and plum.

Taste- Fresh tartness of sugared plums arrive quickly to the palate. The ripe plums blend well with the sweet Belgian yeast notes. Bits of caramel malt just make it through the sweet yeast and plum flavors. Has a hot peppery finish that ends the flavor profile nicely along side of a subtle hop zest. The plum flavor lingers.

Mouthfeel- Heavy in body with quite a viscous feel. Alcohol detectable.

Overall- A well done, spot on quad. Also love the fact that SN did it with a legit Belgian collaboration, and it is a one time offering which adds to the uniqueness. The plums set this one apart as it adds layers of sweet complexity. Yeast tasted like those of similar Belgian greats. Excellent all the way through.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83.7% out of 100 with 1,134 ratings
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