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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2076) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8852) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (171) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3806) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2504) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (558) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours dark red brown with a tan head. Aroma of sour plums, Belgian yeast, dark fruits and candied sugar. Taste is sweet and slightly sour with some alcohol coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (506) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Very nice brown with a lasting head. Nice aroma of malt and plums. Similar taste with a very nice palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jyro (11) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Poured a dark brown, almost black, with a tan/mahogany head. Aroma was rich fruit, with elements of alcohol and black licorice. Relatively boozy, but balanced out by rich plum and assorted fruit flavor. Overall, a great, rich, fruity beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2014
12oz bottle served in a Duvel tulip A - A hard pour reveals, dark ruby/brown body, nice clarity with a finger of tan head. Beautiful beer. S - Roasted ashy malt, smoked molasses, very spicy aroma, rich and acidic fruit comes out with grapes, cherries, tobacco, burnt candy sugar. The fruit takes on a cooked character once warmed. T - Spicy fruit, scorched cherries, acidic grapes, there’s an odd smokiness to the malt, an alcohol sharpness that cuts through the sweet malt. Finishes astringent with flat cola, spicy alcohol and charred malt. M - Medium to full body, semi-syrupy feel, low carbonation. This is some odd flavors going on. Definitely a unique Quad...or beer for that matter. Grapes and cherries seemed to dominate the fruit profile especially when warm. There was a burnt charred character running through the entire beer and the heavy handed alcohol seemed to disrupt rather than add to the flavors. Not my cup of tea. Serving type: bottle 01-25-2014

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (4818) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Corked and caged, at 12.7oz a great size for a bottle of this kind of stuff. Nose plummy with caramel and some brown sugar, yeast, tar, wood, berries only hinted at. Some mile bubble gum, a little meaty, and sugary flights to highlight, less but rounding soy (very faint), chocolate, and yeast. A lot of interesting, complex things going on there, especially with layers of malt. Pours something of a dark brown dark enough to be called black, with chic ruby highlights and a short light brown head. Taste is sweet, lightly bitter, very lightly tart, strongly fruity (red berry, grape, peach, and especially plum and apricot), brown sugar, very light hops but their presence is noted. Heaviest overtones are just strong prune juice, with raisins added. Thick and richly malt body is warming with hefty alcohol but smooth as silk, no burn, but enough stature to feel important. Comes in on the jammier side, well, OK, it’s extraordinarily jammy (and the intensity will likely be decried by detractors as ’Americanization’), but heavy and complex, one to sip and swirl slowly, and really enjoy. Not quite on par with best of the more restrained Belgian Quads, but close, and very satisfying!

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