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Ovila Abbey Quad with plums is heady with aromas of caramel, rich malt, and dark fruit-balanced by the spiciness and delicate fruity notes of a traditional Belgian yeast. This beer features sugar plums grown on the grounds of the Abbey, and harvested by the monks in Vina. We hope you enjoy this collaboration ale.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (1994) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2013
Pours black with ruby highlights and a large head. Nose shows brown sugar, candi sugar, golden syrup. Incredibly sweet-smelling. Somewhat harsh flavours, with hot alcohol throughout. Lots of sweetness with golden syrup and candied figs. Cloying finish. Carbonation feels a bit full-on.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2712) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2013
375 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 2/7/2013. Pours hazy nearly opaque reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of raisin, plum, prune, banana, clove, pepper, toast, dark bread, molasses, candi sugar, light chocolate, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, plum, and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, plum, banana, toast, brown bread, clove, pepper, molasses, candi sugar, light chocolate, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, banana, toast, dark bread, clove, molasses, candi sugar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity/spicy esters; with good plum flavor presence and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice quadrupel style. All around good balance and complexity of malt, yeast, and plum flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2245) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a thin, creamy beige head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is plums, cookie and caramel malts, floral hops, spicy alcohol, figs, raisins, and light chocolate. Flavor is dark fruit esters and sweet malts, with floral hops, light vanilla, light oak, and fresh dough. Dry, lightly sweet finish. Med/full body and low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4052) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Tap. The looks is dark reddish in color, clear, nice, and has an off white head. the smell is fruits, yeast, sweet, alcohol, Belgian, and nice. The taste is very quad like, fruits, alcohol, sweet, big, and sticky.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pet22 (18) - Delano, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2013
First off lots oh head, almost khaki like in color.very dark red cooper tones, but very dark. Soft sents of fruit, and sweetness. Soft but complex. Smooth up front with boozy at the end. Some bitterness at the end as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1100) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2013
375 ML bottle Clear dark mahogney color. Off white head that falls to a collar. Some spotty lacing. Nose is plumbs at first and get spice, banana bread, caramel, and subtle alcohol notes. Nice complex nose. Taste is slightly thin, as well as the body but quite workable. Decent doses of banana, caramel, malt, and spice. Only issue was that it was a touch thin. Very solid US made Quad

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1212) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
A - pours a filtered mahogany brown with nice red edges and a quickly disappearing slight reddish tan head. S - malts, astringent and plums are clear up front. Alcohol and muddled ripe fruits, overripe banana and fennel, mix in the middle. Banana bread and other dough notes throughout. M - smooth and mild with low carbonation. Light to medium bodied with a medium palate. T - lots of bread and banana to begin the flavor. These are followed by faint alcohol and watery caramel malts that don't make much of an impact given the style. Sweet dark fruits with various spices and pepper act as the supporting cast. The end is a return to the watery malt notes and faint dark fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1739) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle. Ruby pour, tan head. Excellent retention/lace. Aroma of dark fruit, plum, molasses, ester. Taste is sweet, molasses, plum, cherry. Palate is soft, dry. Boozy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2013
such a delicious brew. marshmallow, caramel, cocoa, cola, yeast, pumperknickel... a firm earthiness in there too, that lingers. almost peaty. damn. one of my favouritest beers to date.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2483) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle, 13C. Clear dark brown with a good coat of beige head that lasts in a Westmalle glass. Aroma of plums, prunes, raisins, dough, caramel, banana, cloves. Medium bodied, creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Sweet with red fruits, some banana, brown sugar. Spices (unfortunately) don’t wait until the gently bitter finish. Has nice fruity liveliness but wants for grunt (or for this sort of thing, I suppose that’s lacks majestic presence) underneath. Alcohol well integrated and mostly hidden. Pretty good.


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