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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
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3.99/5
Very Good
1,136 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:
#4,069
Reviews:
232
Ratings:
1,136
pDev:
10.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 oz. Bottle
Caged/Corked

Poured into a Westy chalice a very nice grapey color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some very nice thick sticky lacing with some nice big oil slicks. The nose is malty, with some nice yeast notes, plums, grapes, raisins, figs. The taste is malty, yeasty, with lot's of dark fruits. Medium body, ABV is hidden very well with this one. Overall a pleasure to drink, surprised to see this one in Utah.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from a 4-pack. Poured into my Boulevard tulip.
Kind of a spicy phenolic at first. Whiffs of sweet fruity and malt with alcohol. The plums show in time and add a nice character.
Really quite dark with a clear garnet in the light. Slow building but eventually large full and dense darkish head. Good looking.
Sweet perfume alcohol flavor. Richer malts show a little later. Tasty fruit flavor, but can't say I'm getting a strong plum flavor. More of hints of the plum. But the fruits are complex and enjoyable.
Full and rich and reasonable heavy for style. Interesting drying on the front of the drink and in the front of the tongue with drying on the sides and back later.
This is big and rich. Definitely a slower drinker and a 12 oz is the right size, especially if I don't add any food to the experience. Not great but really solid. Would have like more plum in the flavor but is was a nice addition to the aroma.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada Luettich Balloon.

This beer pours a very, very dark plum color. It's nearly black with spots of plum purple showing up in the light. There's very little foam from an aggressive center pour, perhaps a half a finger that quickly dissipates to traceries of a head.

The smell? Initially it was booze. Straight up. Then hints of fruit gather in your nostrils. Plum? I think so. There's also just a trace of yeast in the background.

The first taste to hit my tongue was the sharp bite of alcohol, then maybe a little smack of chocolate and roast coffee, maybe even some good black tea. Then the fruit. Plum, raisin, maybe some fig. There is a very nice, lingering tartness and the finishing bubbly, boozy dryness. As the beer warms a bit, I'm getting more of the plum.

The mouthfeel is warm and boozy, smooth and slick, followed by the bubbly carb and a alcohol bite the back of the throat. there is a pleasant, lingering tingle.

All in all, a very enjoyable experience and a great sipping brew. I was expecting more plum very but I find I'm enjoying the subtlety here,. Quite nice. It would be interesting to age a couple of these.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This almost gives off a dark grape juice or purple like opaqueness with a compact head of tiny bubbles.

The nose is full of plums and candied fruits. Slightly sweet with a thick and hearty raisin, prune and fruit cake like malt aroma.

First sip is a wave of booziness, overwhelming and harsh. As the palate settles in the plums are at the forefront. Sugary sweet the plum is supported by raisin and a fruit cake malt. The booze continues but it becomes underlining.

The booze is tangy on the tongue and will make you wince but it starts to wear off and becomes easier to enjoy.

Perhaps the plums add additional sugars that amp up the ABV and therefore cause the boozy face of this ale. The plums really make this but on the other hand may be its deterrent too.

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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 1,136 ratings
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