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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
curepute (140) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Dark plum color with barely any head. Aroma of dried fruits, plums, vanilla, bananas, boozy. Taste: burned plums, figs, raisins, dates. Finish opens to a slightly boozy flavor, brown sugar with good malty sweetness. Let it heat up a bit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark brown with some clear edges and a small, beige head which has great head retention and lacing. Nose shows heavy christmas cake notes, toffee and shortbread biscuit. Loads of raisins and touch of red plums. Taste shows the raisins well with a heap of well balanced liquorice notes. Very heavy christmas cake and plum notes. Dark fruits are the winners here with some light aniseed coming through nicely. Solid all round but not the amazing beer I was led to believe

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7809) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
375 ml bottle from Hyde Park Wine and Spirits. Pours a deep, dark mahogany color with a finger of beige head that settles into a thick film and ring. Aroma of plums, caramel malts, peppery spice, berries, grapes, booze, and wood. Flavor of plums, grapes, berries, sweet malts, spice, caramel, and candy. Medium-full body, with moderate carbonation and a vinous, warming mouthfeel. Really solid. Another very good beer in the Ovila series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Sampled on Tap at the Beer Revolution 2nd Anniversary Party on 2/2/2013. This Abbey Quad pours a dark brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized off-white head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, plums and brown sugar. A medium to full bodied Abbey Quadruple. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal. Lots of brown sugar, molasses, and dark fruit with plums. Very smooth, nice hints of wood. Great sipping beer, nice balance between the wood and the fruit and sweetness. Slight touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
357ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a forthy tan head. It has a huge smell of dark fruits, toffee, and spice. Flavor is thick and boozy. Some vegetation, savory yeast spice, malt. A complex and almost savory brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnoud (301) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2013.07.05 - Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad With Plums - 12.7 oz bottle in goblet glass. Presumably 2013 vintage.. Aroma: nice subdued malty sweetness, some hint of plum, maybe cherry... Appearance: Pours around 35+ on SRM scale. Mostly deep sort of brown maybe a hint of red. Minimal head but enough carbonation to keep a small fizzy ring.. Taste: Wheras normal Quad has a core that is almost a subtle butterscotchy or molassesy syrup sweetness, this is a fruitier sort of sweetness. Hard to describe honestly, no citrus or even candied fruit sort of taste. More subtle, like close to a peach which makes sense I guess. Tastes like plum, basically, which is no surprise, maybe a bit vanilla. Delightful balance, very very tasty. A bit of peppery finish. Palate/Mouthfeel: a bit creamy but surprisingly light for 10% + abv. No alcohol burn whatever, extremely smooth. Overall: Fantastic. No complaints. Quad is no slouch on its own, and this really does improve upon it. Only found 1 bottle, will probably buy more on sight. Aroma 8/10, Appearance 5/5, Taste 9/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Small caged and corked bottle pours with a dark body that supports a twenty second mocha colored head. The aroma offers up loads of prunes, figs and dates as well as brown sugar, cloves and coriander. The aroma is robust and nearly assaults the senses. The taste is similar with brown sugar and molasses covered dates and plums as well as various yeasty spices. Like the aroma this is pretty up front and in your face. It could use time to blend and mellow a bit. I think this could be rather amazing with some time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1584) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2013
375 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a dark cola brown color with a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like plums, cherries, bready malt and a bit of molasses. It tastes like plums, bready malt, cloves, toffee, and some bananas, chocolate, and a slight medicinal taste. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. I think itís a good brew overall, but with that being said itís not one of the best Quads Iíve tried. Still, itís certainly worth trying. $3.79 for a single bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Nice brown color. Plum and malt aroma. Taste is very smooth sugar, plum and malt. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Burgundy with a beige head. Chocolate, dark sugars and dried fruit. Thick, silky and full of flavor.

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