rajendra82 (976) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I usually reserve my St. Bernardus chalice, gifted to me during my only visit to Brawley’s in Charlotte, NC, several years ago for special treats, of which I am hoping the Ovila Abbey Quad is one. Opens up with a light pop, as the cork is freed from the wire cage and extracted. The carbonation is light, and the beer pours very dark brown, looking like a thick cola. The smell is filled with cherry, plum, and other dark skinned fruit. There is a touch of hops upon deeper inspection of the smell. The taste has more of a brown sugar, than a dark fruit type sweetness, with sour notes becoming more noticeable mid palette, before being swept aside by the alcohol warmth. Some dark chocolate presence in the finish. If I have a fault to pick, it is the thinness of the body. It does not quite seem up to the velvet like feel of others in the style. I like the Ovila Quad for what it is, but I think the Ovila Saison is better.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled out of a small bomber. Pours deep and dark with a foamy head. Quality brew that has low carbonation and you can taste the fruit deep in it. Aged really nicely.
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly tart fruity notes in the front, but mostly sweet caramel, with breadiness and a spicy note in the mid palate. Surprisingly dry. A bit of a winelike nose, but the taste is full on quad. Pretty good beer.
blake5rut (5) - - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light head with caramel aroma. Taste is caramel with hint of plums. Fairly sweet. I really enjoyed it.
DrinkinWell (364) - - MAY 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear coppery amber with white head and lacing. Hoppy bitter aromas, hints of resin and a caramel finish. Creamy mouth feel, full of resin and bitter hoppy notes. An okay ale.
lweiberg (121) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes great. A little smokey. Nice and strong with a boozy aftertaste. Somewhat caramelly and sweet. Brings a good buzz.
deyholla (7950) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma is full of sweet dark grains, dark fruits, belgian yeast and a hint of sweet plums. Flavor has sweet dark grains, toffee and sweet plums with a bit of a red wine notes.
drpimento (2460) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a very rich, succulent beer. Appearance is ok w / a modest tan head , almost opaque, but clear garnet. Aroma is vinous yet malty& alluring. Flavor is ~ nose with enough tang & bitter to balance. Excellent body. Ditto finish.
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Aurelius (4634) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great caged cork, Belgian longneck bottle. Great label. Clear, deep bottle-brown beer. Big tan head that fades to a thin carpet. High appearance marks. Earthy, sweet, fruity, dark complex sugars in the aroma. Very smooth mouthfeel. Caramel and molasses on the frontend, then goes spicy and yeasty. Chewy, lots of complexity. Leathery towards the end, with a satisfying finish. Warming. Nice work. Market Square Liquors.
BeerdedDave (801) - - APR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown with ruby red highlights; aroma of caramel, roasted malt, and dark fruit; a nice Belgian style ale with a fruity, spicy, roasted malt flavor with notes of caramel, raisins, plum, and spicy Belgian yeast