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RATINGS: 325   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
(375ml split) Small frothy tan head. Falls after a minute, or so. Very dark burgundy colored body. Slight grainy aroma. Alcoholy flavor. But, not over the top as would be expected at 10%+ alcohol. Bit of plummy aftertaste perhaps. Body is thicker than some quads I’ve had. Nice beer when, especially when you factor in the relatively inexpensive cost for a quad. But, it doesn’t knock my socks off.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pierresauce (19) - - FEB 20, 2014
Very minimal head, looks surprisingly similar to cola, especially when light shines through. The plums add a fair amount of bitterness to it but it remains very drinkable and hides it’s high alcohol content very well, fizzy on the tongue and smooth going down.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1436) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear but very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is cocoa and coffee. Taste is tart with roasted malt, plum brandy, chocolate and espresso. Smooth, yet complex. Exceptional.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (497) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Roasted malty aroma, almost coffee like. Taste is malt and candy sugar sweet. Do not get much of the plum. Tastes like a sweet Belgian quad. Very good and full flavored, but on the sweet side. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (604) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2014
It’s a nice dark brown with some tan bubbles, garnet tones. I smell booze, spice, some funk, and some nice fruity plums. Man, what a delicious Belgian variation. Malty, caramel, pepper, bitter, dark fruit. The carb is soft but adequate, full flavored, medium-full palate. I love the style and I love this in particular.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Plums add a nice touch to this dark beer, a touch of sweetness to the normal dried fruit essence of this style. Velvety smooth, dark grain aroma, taste is sweet fruit, chocolate, no evidence of the high abv. Really nice quad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
375ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Yeast, dark fruits/plums, candi sugar, and caramel. Alcohol content well hidden.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (203) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Pours a dark cola with some bubbles. A complex blend of spiced breads, rich earth, burnt caramel, licorice and prunes with a bit of bitterness and burn on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4340) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
Draft - Dark fruit, brown sugar and the sweet plum. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Brown sugar, dark fruit and boozy Belgian yeastSlight plum in the finish, but not much. I love the quad, I just wish the plums were more pronounced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2516) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours out a decent brownish color with a small tan head. Aroma is of dried fruits, plum, light hard candy, earth, bitter berries. Taste is complex, full bodied with sweet dried plums, dark cherries, layers of earthy notes, spice and some lingering alcohol burn. Solid.


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