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

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1,137 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:
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Added by Trilogy31 on 01-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,234
Reviews:
232
Ratings:
1,137
pDev:
10.78%
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Ratings: 1,137 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of NormanWheatDrinker
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bushbeer75
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz brown bottle not dated

Ovila Belgian Style Abbey Quad filled my tulip glass with a very dark brown colored body. The foamy 1 1/2 - finger beige head that was formed had decent retention. The nose was of dark fruits and some bready notes. The taste has a big malt and dark fruit profile. The flavor of caramel, plums, brown sugar, raisins and even light chocolate are noted. The mouth feel is smooth creamy, and a fuller than expect body.

Overall, Ovila is a very drinkable Quad for having a 10.2 abv. The Ale pairs well with Colby Jack cheese and crakers.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Squire123
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chiefbender
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MickeyHops
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.35/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks like a quad but a touch darker than I expected. Aromas were nice with the great, bready yeast coming through. Taste, unfortunately was too sweet for me, maybe from the plums. I like Belgians, but this one was a touch too sweet and flat..

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Photo of zotzot
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good dark Belgian ale

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Photo of FriarMickOnThePlateau
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good beer, easy drinking for 10 abv, nice smooth flavors. Color and clarity appreciate. Head disappeared quickly. Body is light. Flavors are not overpowering. Getting better as it warms. Overall, I like it. Great 10.4% abv for everyday or special occasion.

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Photo of Mattmarchand
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
4.51/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaPan
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought form Times Fujioka's @2.99 12oz bottle
Dark black color
Heavy thick mouthfeel
Low carbonation
Sweet, rich, malty, caramel, plums taste
Overall its like drinking wine, although you can feel the alcohol burn that you don't get with wine. Not something that you would want to drink often, but maybe once or twice a year for something different is good enough.

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Photo of RichH55
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Nose has hint of rye. Palate is typical American quad.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours - jet black nice think tan head that dissipates to a thin 1/4" good lacing.

Smell - The alcohol is up front in this one, I can also pick out some dark fruit I assume the plums. The alcohol does not let much else through.

Taste - For the alcohol to be so strong in the smell I am surprised the plum and the belgian yeast come out first in the taste. The alcohol is there in the taste but it is very smooth and not over powering.

Feel - Medium body very smooth and thick, nice burn from the alcohol.

Overall - A great beer, glad I have a four pack!!

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The pour is a very dark brown almost black. 1"head of off white foam.

A very malty nose. And fruity. Caramel malt with heaps of dark fruits. .obviously plums, raisins with a slight indicator of a possible tart note or 2.

Caramel malt sweetness up front with quite the sharp taste of plums that's more bitter than tart. I sense some oxidation going on as well. .Cardboard, mild butterscotch.

Close to full bodied with medium carbonation and the alcohol is well hidden.

A slow sipping beer for sure and in general, I like what's going on.

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Photo of LFinCO
3.13/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jamstone714
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaillardRx
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of life_of_agony
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a brown body with reddish tints and two finger head that quickly died without lace. Booze and wood comes through in aroma and the plums really come through, overpowering other dark fruit notes that comes across as raisins, figs, dates(?). Smooth, fuller bodied beer that has a yeast smoothness/sweetness to it as well a touch of sweetness from toffee (no candi sugar in this beer). The plums come through the most and offer a sweetness as a strong, almost wine-like dark fruit taste that requires slow sipping; the sipping is slow also due to a bit of booze in the backend. Not your typical quad but it's pretty good.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12/31....pours dark purple/violet brown colored, thin ring of white foam. Deep jammy nose, plums, figs, raisins, sugars, in a fruit forward aroma. Taste is a hearty heavy jam, all fruit, which swings to a boozy malt finish. Black cherry soda like flavors. Almost a port wine.

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Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 1,137 ratings