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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2013
C&C 375 mL bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours a dark brown color with a thin fizzy light brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of bready malts, brown sugar, spice, caramel, dark fruits. The taste is tart fruits, dark fruits, bread, brown sugar, spice. Medium bodied, slight lingering spice, slight warmth. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4006) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown, reddish, mostly opaque, slight off white head. Nose is fairly fruity and boozy upfront, lots of yeast, caramel, banana, bubblegum, clove, dark fruits. Flavor is similar--fairly heavy, lots of boozy fruit, dark fruity and light bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3816) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
On draft at Mission Liquors. It pours dark amber with an off white head. The aroma is bright with dark fruits. Mostly cherry and plum. The flavor is super fruity with raisins, plum, cherry and wood. Lots of maltiness. It has a full body with a little spicy, peppery yeast in the finish. Pretty nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CpyNPrnT (459) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle. I was impressed with how this quad was done. Normally, if it isn’t from Belgium, quads are crap. This brew however tastes good. The plums are not very prominent, but you d get a hint of them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colored pour with a tan head. Smell is fruity, full of plums, a little bit of hops. Taste sweet and fruity, plenty of carbonation, dark sugars, and malts. Pretty good beer that improved upon the original quad. Im really liking these beers offered by Sierra Nevada.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfontain (830) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrhoppy (1289) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8484) - 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.

   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.

   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!

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