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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (710) - California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Pours a very dark caramel color with thick tan head. Smells of plumbs, yeast, malts and spices. Strong roasted malt taste with plumbs, chocolate, yeast and caramel. Smooth and sweet finish with slight alcohol warmth. Very good, decently complex and rather easy to drink for a quad.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (900) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2013
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear dark ruby with a smallish head. Ok head retention and lacing. A little disappointing for a Belgian, though. Lots of clove and banana in the aroma very typical for the style. Just a hint of dark fruit. Bready banana flavor with clove and bubblegum. Dark fruit is present but not as much as I would have expected given the plums this is brewed with. A bit hoppier than other quads I have had making this seem more "American." The alcohol is noticeable but remains restrained. Overall, a decent quad but it falls short of some more notable Belgian examples. I don’t feel the addition of plums is really that big a deal but still worth picking up if you come across it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
12.7 oz bottle from Imbibe Wine. Nose is caramel, sweet prunes, and bubblegum that seems to me to make it smell really great. Clear cherrywood brown with a small beige head. Flavor is sweet, peppery, a touch of anise, and spices. Actually very good

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergeek23322 (2200) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
12.7 oz corked bottle. Pours deep mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, candy, fruit. Very balanced and complex. long sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirADNielsen (8959) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
Tap @ Tap and Handle Fort Collins. Pours a dark reddish brown appearance with a brown head. Grape soda, caramel, candy sugar, toffee, apple, pear aroma. Somewhat cloying, grape, plum, big apple, caramel flavor. Fun to try but nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle. Poured a cloudy brown color with am average tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit and dark sugar aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and fizzy carbonation. Medium to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2013
Growler. Deep mahogany with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma of toffee, dark fruit, spicy yeast and mild alcohol. Flavor is lots of sweet toffee and dark dried fruit with some vanilla, alcohol and zesty spice. Medium to full body with a soft, smooth mouth feel. Great beer, I liked this slightly better than the plain version.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1814) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2013
Aroma of dark fruits: dates, figs and of course plums. Slight chocolate. Pours deep brown with nice bubbles. Taste is big and chocolatey with plums, black cherry, and dates. Delicious and big.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5188) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle - 375mL corked and caged. Very dark, murky brown with a short, brown head. Strong aroma of dark fruits, strong yeast, caramel notes and earthy notes. Taste is rather earthy with more dark fruit notes, caramel, sugary notes, an odd herbal or spicy note, strong yeast and sweet malt. Body is medium with a soft carbonation and moderate sugary stickiness. Ends with more earthiness, strong yeast, dark fruit, caramel notes, brown sugar, spicy notes and sweet malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
12oz corked bottle. Poured dark ruby purple color, small tan head. Aroma of dates, raisins, figs, plums. Taste is sweet dark fruit, port wine, raisins. Body is a bit thin but still a solid brew, alcohol well hidden.


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