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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
12 oz bottle, Andersons, around $3.79. Deep dark garnet pour is nearly opaque; tan head. As this warms, the aroma becomes just a spectacle; deep, dark caramel, malts, vegetable, spice, grape, banana, vanilla, chocolate, roast (!), oak, tobacco or patchouli or leather, WOW. Really sweet and the tobacco thing in the flavor really stands out; notable grape/plum. Body is medium and approaches frothy. 10.2% abv does not show a bit. A lot of people talk a lot of shit about Sierra Nevada but this one proves them all wrong. Killer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Good but seems young to me. Needs more barrel. A lot of grape flavor. Too prickly. Thin sticky palette. Not enough Belgian stuff in there.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7516) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle. Strong plum, caramel malt, and alcohol aroma. Chestnut brown with small head. Mildly sweet plum, light malt, and alcohol flavor. Body on the light side.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle share by Bob, pours a dark brown with reddish tones and a thin off white head. Aroma of dark fruit and malt and light chocolate. Taste is a lot of plums, yeast, spice and alcohol crawls up the back of the throat a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2013
375ml bottle. Pours mahogany with an espresso head. Aroma is candied sugar, dark pit fruit and plum along with some spice. Maybe even some cocoa. Taste is sweet with a cocoa note being most prominent followed by some lightly tart fruit. Medium bodied and slick, there is some roast that lingers for quite a long time. This is almost a belgian-like stout. Unique, but still pretty good. Had this beer after hearing about Walt. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Nicely priced corked and caged 12.7oz bottle. Pours dark almost black with a reddish-purple tint and a thin, small fizzy beige head. Nose of grilled plums, fresh figs, bakerís chocolate, and softly powdery Belgian yeast. Taste adds a bit of sweetness and slight dryness. Small hint of spice. Really hits the fruit notes that the best Quads do but that American quads just canít grasp. Surprisingly fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4005) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Rich and burnt mahogany wood brown with a rich and dense sandy tan head. Very rich and dense aroma, dark dried fruits being the most dominant character. Candyish notes meld with an earthy unsweetened chocolate character. Rich dark fruit in the flavor. Some sweet pie spice shows on the finish. Medium full body with a soft palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ESBob (357) - Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
On Tap at Trion in New Haven, IN. Pours a ruddy brownish red with slight off white head. Aroma is ripened fruit with some slightly sweet caramel malt emerging. Taste is ripe dark fruits, cherry, plum. Subtle alcohol tow. Nice collaboration belgian quad.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beaver (1282) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
12.7 oz caged and corked bottle. Pours dark amber with a medium creamy tan head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass some.

The aroma is bready malts, dark fruits, some floral wood, Belgian yeast and a bit of harsh alcohol.

The flavor is sweet woody floral malts, with dark fruits and some harsh charred alcohol. Itís got some off notes that I canít identify too (plastic and cardboard). The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I didnít care for this. I remember it being fruitier with less off notes last I had it (still not great though).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
pours dark brown with an off white head. Smells of yeast, rich malt, and plum. The taste of the plum integrates really well with the natural plum flavors of the quad.


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