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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Pours muscavado brown but becomes opaque black in the glass. The nose is exclusively fruit. Comice pear most apparent with some liqueur-like berry notes. Itís definitely on the sweeter side but not cloyingly so. Itís good and well made but itís a little too fruity for me. Especially in the aftertaste, where the fruit tastes quite old and pulpy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (477) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
No real plum character that I can notice offhand, this tastes like a quad, not a plum quad. Heavy on the brown sugar, lighter on the yeast notes. Also some chocolate and licorice. Dark fruit notes as well, but this isnít a beer that you take a sip of and immediately say "oh, this has plums in it". Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMurph72 (22) - - MAR 4, 2015
Aroma - caramel and sweet/alcohol aromas, some dark fruit and Belgian yeast while drinking Appearance - pours from bottle a dark mahogany with a thin brown head Taste - initial light bitterness; finishes with light bitterness and medium sweetness, slight alcohol finish Mouthfeel - medium bodied, sticky, lingers Overall a very good beer. Not as Belgian-y as expected, but not as boozy either.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (4001) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is full of dark fruit and sugary esters. Flavor is a definite plum with some dark candi sugar and maybe some fig and dark honey. Pretty sweet drinking now and maybe that will go away after time. Still this is a pretty good quad. Again a bit on the sweet side but plenty of dark fruit and a heavy molasses mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5667) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Small head with a small Lt brown head than left behind a dark red brown semi-opaque colored body. Mild nose sweet and candied. Smooth semi-vinous heavy candied fruit flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Rated on 02-26-2015 at Chopís Steak & Seafood (Fort Wayne, IN) This bottled beer has a small tannish head that mostly diminishes and a semi-opaque chestnut body. The aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruit, semi-sweet, and alcohol. The flavor is dark fruit, spice, alcohol, malt, some caramel, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel has mild carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, an excellent beer and a great beer for celebrating my birthday! This is a beer that I hope to have again and is worth trying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
[Tap] Opaque dark brown pour with a large and lasting foam head. Sticky sweet aromas of figs, brown sugar, banana and molasses. Notes of plum, apples, grape must, candi sugar, yeasty spice and some alcohol in the taste. A lot going on here. Sticky toffee finish. Decent. Tasting notes from 9/2014.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (5667) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Tap at Brouwerís Cafe, Seattle. Colour is almost black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Massive plums, dark fruits, dryness, some Belgian yeast and malts. Quite exceptional quad with massive dark fruitiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersammich (76) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours very dark in color. Smells of spice and plumbs. Very little white head. Taste spiced, sort of a wine feel to it. Finishes with a nice spicy plum taste. Over all a nice quad. I had this from a bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5855) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours dark brown with a reddish tint and dense tan head. The aroma has rich malt, dark fruits, plums, abbey smooth yeast, red grapes and rich / sweet malt. It has a fairly full body with frothy flowing somewhat sharp carbonation. The flavor starts drier than the aroma and has spices and really shows how nice of a layer the plums add to the this beer - helps so much. The finish adds more spice, licorice and that dark Belgian ale sort of taste. There is a bit more of a bite than expected. Really nice quad.


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