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RATINGS: 294   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (398) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Nice! Dark purple black like Purple tanish head. Aroma of Plum/prune/grape like and Belgian yeast small hint of brown sugar. Medium body light to medium carbonation. Dry finish and small burn, almost like a wine finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of cookie, roasted and nutty, light cooked orange for the hops, moderate yeast notes of dough and broth, with prune, port wine, brown sugar and maple syrup. Head is tiny, frothy, light beige, with good lacing and good legs, and reduces to a small ring. Color is murky dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, a bit syrupy, with a soft carbonation and a lightly to moderately alcoholic finish. Not a bit of bitterness in this Quadrupel, but I really didn’t miss it for just the right amount of acidity to balance the sweetness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Changed (343) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
On tap, Max’s. Pour is virtually black, decent white head, nice retention on the lacing. Aroma is sweet, boozy. Flavor is dark, complex maltiness- the plum really delivers. I’ve never had the regular Ovila, but I really love this iteration. Fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
junon (390) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Okay this one is up and down. Aroma wise its bir tight but there is a definite plume/prune note. Mouth feel is just a tad under to give it a 4. Flavour wise its powerful but smooth. Good follow through. Easy drinker. With a few tweaks it’ll be great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle: Very dark auburn color with a finger of thick, creamy tan head. Sweet aroma of plum, malt, and yeast. Wonderfully smooth feel and transition of flavors. Minimal yeast, but its there. Plums, grape, Belgian candy sugar, malts and this toffee/pitted fruit vibe that has me thinking of molasses. A little too muchon the sweet side for my taste. The heavy, silky weight keeps it from being syrupy… overall I wanted to like this more, but it fails to live up to the original. Rating #2500! Fitting it’s a Sierra Nevada as SNPA was one of my ’gateway’ beers twelve years ago.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
375 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of toffee, tobacco, earthines and light plum. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, light earthiness, light plum and a hint of spice with a smooth lingering toffee finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sevenlee (1204) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is malt, dark fruit with plenty of plums, caramel, spices and some yeast. Taste is medium sweet leading to a fruity finish. I absolutely loved it!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4644) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
375ml corked and caged bottle, from a four pack purchased for 11.50 - I figured just under three bucks a bottle fo a quad aged on plums harvested by monks wasn’t too bad a deal - cork removed with just a small pop - low carbonation evidenced in the pour, but it still manages to settle in with a creamy off white head - dark ruby with a purplish tint - sweet nose of toffee, treacle, raisin, fig, plum, brown sugar, with some balancing spiciness from the yeast, some light oxidized character, a light metallic note - low carbonation, fairly creamy texture - initially very sweet flavor of candied plums, raisin, treacle - some spiciness arrives late, along with some slight peppery phenolics and dusty/earthy qualities, but the high sweetness is never completely balanced - finish has some alcohol heat - pretty solid, but you need to enjoy beers on the sweet side (even for quads).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at State Line tasting. Pours a nearly pitch black color with some garnet hues along the edges, with a thin, creamy, off-white head that fades to a solid ring that lasts till the end. Aroma has a lot of phenols up front creating a slight medicinal aroma, along with a bold sweetness of dark fruits followed by a touch of alcohol. Taste of rich caramel malt and mildly sweet dark fruits. The alcohol is hardly noticeable, and finishes with a sweet kick at the end. Medium bodied with a minimal amount of carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (486) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours a very deep dark nearly black color. Sweet malt aroma, dark fruits. Sweet, fruity, dark fruits, plum really comes through nicely.


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