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:
231
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
253
For Trade:
11
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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.37/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: I suppose I did not pour this with enough vigor but the head promised was not present at all. pours jet black and glossy. Darker than motor oil.
S: Kind of weak honestly, I was rather unimpressed, this beer was poured into a bernardus glass but I would recommend a snifter, should focus the release of the smell more so it is present for longer. Sweet and fruity, a tad malty I think but it dissipated so quickly I could not really tell. As the beer sits though the sweetness in the nose does become more pronounced. Tinge of oatiness to the taste as well.
T:Roasted malt marries nicely with the plum, a tad bitter at times and though the bitterness is not exactly a plus it's also not bitter enough to be off-putting. For a beer this conspicuously alcoholic, it is well enough masked, present just enough to encourage slow enjoyment but masked enough to all it to be enjoyed. Any prominent spicy character is mostly overwhelmed by the roasted malt, it's still there just kind of pushed back.
M: Sticky sweet, standard, no complaints.
O:This is a pleasant, albeit somewhat strange beer and I would say that serving it just to the left of cold would work just as well as serving it cold. It leaves a warm burn in the stomach and a sweet taste on the tongue, if this is to be your first foray into quad territory better go with St. Bernardus Abt. 12 instead, there really is no good place to start with this kind of beer so that is as good as any. this is good beer and an interesting beer, take time to enjoy it and the experience will be better for you.

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4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.95/5  rDev 0%
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
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4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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